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The Fool

The Fool (Octodil) Fool that I am I roam alone, A ragged vagabond Unaware of perils That haunt the obscure paths of life; Into the unknown I wander Led by exuberance ... A trump card up my sleeve. ----------------------------------------- Author: Paul Callus ~ 31/01/2015 Contest: Tarot Cards Sponsor: Nette Onclaud Placed: 2nd

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Date: 4/1/2016 12:47:00 AM
Fools don't walk around with a plan B, much less a trump card! You've done it again with that surprising ending ... always great to end on a high note. What's octodil?
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Date: 4/1/2016 9:15:00 AM
Thank you for the positive comments, Timothy! The Octodil form is not listed in PS. It's made up of 8 lines, 4-4-6-6-8-8-6-6 syllables per line, and it's unrhymed. ~ Regards // paul
Date: 3/12/2015 7:22:00 AM
Your comment on not knowing much about a subject reminds me of a similar situation where I tackled "saddles" in a poem, knowing rien du tout.//Hugs, Julia
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Date: 3/12/2015 1:42:00 PM
I studied Latin, not French, but I think 'rien du tout' is something of little importance...perhaps I'm wrong! Hugs // paul
Date: 3/11/2015 6:32:00 AM
It comes over as an easy write. That sort is always the best. Hugs, Julia, xx
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Date: 3/11/2015 6:36:00 PM
Thank you Julia. Did not know much about tarot cards, so in the end I was more than satisfied with the result. Hugs // paul
Date: 3/2/2015 8:31:00 AM
Congrats on your win! Great poem
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Date: 3/2/2015 10:21:00 AM
Thank you Tammy! Glad you enjoyed. All the best. // paul
Date: 2/27/2015 11:11:00 PM
Paul, Congratulations **SKAT LOVE**
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Date: 2/28/2015 8:39:00 AM
Hi Skat!! Thank you; Have a lovely weekend. // paul
Date: 2/27/2015 7:09:00 PM
Nothing foolish about this smartly written poem Paul...big congrats to you
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Date: 2/28/2015 8:38:00 AM
Thank you David. Glad you enjoyed. All the best. // paul
Date: 2/26/2015 5:13:00 AM
Coming back I congratulate you on your win. It is a great poem.Love Regards Paul...Rajat
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Date: 2/26/2015 7:14:00 AM
Thank you Rajat! I'm pleased that you like it. Have a nice day my friend. // paul
Date: 2/25/2015 9:22:00 PM
A huge congratulations to you, Paul, for your 2nd Place win! I don't know a thing about Tarot Cards, but what you wrote sounds wonderful to me! Sandra
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Date: 2/26/2015 7:41:00 AM
Many thanks Sandra! I knew little about Tarot Cards myself, but I was inspired when I saw the picture of the Fool. All the best. // paul
Date: 2/25/2015 4:35:00 PM
Dropping back with my congrats:-) Hugs jan xx
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Date: 2/25/2015 4:46:00 PM
Thank you for the congrats and repeat visit, Jan. hugs :) // paul
Date: 2/25/2015 2:12:00 PM
I can see how this got a great placement. I told you it was better than mine, Paul. congratulations.
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Date: 2/25/2015 4:20:00 PM
Thank you Andrea...especially for the faith you showed in it; you are both wise and humble:) hugs // paul
Date: 2/25/2015 1:46:00 PM
you nailed this one, paul... love the whole languid feel.. thanks for joining my contest and big congrats!
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Date: 2/25/2015 3:51:00 PM
Many thanks Nette for placing me high on your list! I enjoyed using this form (which was new to me). Looking forward to your next challenge. hugs // paul
Date: 2/25/2015 1:20:00 PM
Wonderful verse, congratulations on your win. Blessings
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Date: 2/8/2015 11:33:00 PM
Succinctly and artfully stated. I can certainly relate to feelings expressed in this poem. Thanks.
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Date: 2/9/2015 9:05:00 AM
Thank you, Carol; succulent comments indeed! glad you enjoyed. // paul
Date: 2/7/2015 3:43:00 PM
Wise, wise words indeed, Paul! Quote: "There is a pleasure sure in being mad which none but madmen know" - John Dryden. :) john.
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Date: 2/7/2015 4:21:00 PM
Thank you John, both for the lovely comment and the quote...very suitable! All the best. // paul
Date: 2/5/2015 2:40:00 PM
Sometimes the wanderer gleans much wisdom through his wanderings.
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Date: 2/5/2015 2:57:00 PM
A wanderer learns from experience! Thank you for stopping by, ML. // paul
Date: 2/3/2015 3:22:00 PM
a sure winner here, Paul
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Date: 2/3/2015 3:30:00 PM
Thanks for stopping by Jack, and for the faith in my fool(ish) offering. // paul
Date: 2/3/2015 7:28:00 AM
Wow! A fav for me! 777777s
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Date: 2/3/2015 11:03:00 AM
Thank you Monterey! You are too kind! All the best. // paul
Date: 2/2/2015 10:14:00 AM
A trump card up my sleeve. Haa that is the point.In our literature there are so many fools with trump cards up their sleeves. great write Paul. Regards>rajat
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Date: 2/3/2015 11:05:00 AM
Thank you Rajat. I think that in most literatures fools are exactly the opposite of what they are called! Glad you enjoyed. // paul
Date: 2/1/2015 4:59:00 PM
Wonderful dear friend, a fool with a trump card is a wonderful demonstration of the wisdom that masquerades as foolishness. 7 x 7!
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Date: 2/3/2015 9:57:00 AM
Thank you David! Those who think that fools are fools, are fools! :) Love your comments...and the high rating!! All the best. // paul
Date: 1/31/2015 9:40:00 PM
oh dang, I think your fool is better than mine. haha. That last LINE. WOW!!!!
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Date: 2/1/2015 2:57:00 PM
We seem to choose the same visuals/titles when we enter the same contests. I see that great minds think alike:) Thanks for stopping by, Andrea....and am glad you caught on to that last line...I'm counting on it! // paul
Date: 1/31/2015 8:45:00 PM
Great work here my friend it's a special work of inspiration, what a special image you give with every line, good luck in the contest, glad I stopped by for the read, cheri also I wanted to let you know I did a special posting for Linda the poet destroyer I hope she will like it, take care and sweet dreams tonight cheri
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Date: 2/1/2015 2:41:00 PM
Hi Cherl! Thank you for visiting and expressing your like for this write. By now you might have noticed that I have already visited your Linda poem, and I think it's one of yours best. Take care. // paul
Date: 1/31/2015 7:58:00 PM
i like this very much, paul, and you've nailed the ending!
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Date: 2/1/2015 2:32:00 PM
Thank you Ilene! I'm hoping that the final line will get me out of trouble:) All the best. // paul
Date: 1/31/2015 7:28:00 PM
You're no fool! Lovely poem. Good luck in the Tarot contest.
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Date: 2/1/2015 2:16:00 PM
Thank you Eileen! Fools/jesters are not as stupid as some people make them out to be....on the contrary, they usually are the wise ones:) hope you had a nice weekend. // paul
Date: 1/31/2015 6:51:00 PM
You played a trump card with this clever write Paul - good luck in the contest:-) Hugs Jan xx
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Date: 2/1/2015 1:56:00 PM
Glad you noticed my trump card, Jan!! I'm depending on it:) Thank you. hugs // paul