Monday, 21 May 2012

Fool


The Circus With the Yellow Clown,
1967, Marc Chagall

See you;
heart goes into overdrive,
somersaults,
thump, thump, thumps,
wants to get out.

I gave it to you,
it beats for you,
gave you all of me,
I exist for you.

You took it,
took all of me,
messed me up,
made a fool of me.

Carnivalesque;

grotesque fool
now wise,
hell now heaven,
now it's me, me, me,

want your heart,
will cut it out.

Who knows what lies behind the clowns’ happy/sad face?  We all wear our masks and do not need to apply face paint to become a fool or indeed anything else…

With thanks to Tess at Magpie Tales for the inspiration.

Anna :o]

24 comments:

Jenny Woolf said...

It is very clever how you bring all those meanings together in this one short poem

Lydia said...

Very deep. I love "Carnivalesque" and "grotesque" together like that. Great short commentary following the poem, too.

Brian Miller said...

grrrr....haha....well that was a bit of a twist there in the end...and a rather maniacal voice in that last line...got to watch when you give yourself away you know...

Berowne said...

Strong, powerful, mordant...

Laurie Kolp said...

This is sooo good, Anna... I love the words "Carnivalesque;
grotesque" together.

Heaven said...

What goes on indeed behind those clowns' happy/sad faces ~ Nice twist of events in the latter part ~

Happy day to you ~

Sue said...

A great, twisted journey!

=)

Helen said...

I join others in telling you how much I love the word 'carnivalesque' ... I must devise a way to get it into everyday vocabulary!!

Frances Garrood said...

A brilliant take on the picture, Anna!

Muhammad Israr said...

ahan... made a fool of me.;. well that is love... even if we know we are being made fools, still cannot resist :P

Trellissimo said...

We're all fools when it comes to love... :)

Anonymous said...

you are never a fool A.

Luke Prater said...

The repetition is great here. And 'grotesque fool'.. love that word 'grotesque'... well-writ (as per norm)

Stafford Ray said...

I like Brian's comment. You can only be hurt in proportion to how much you let yourself be vulnerable. That aside, I enjoyed the poetry.

miffy said...

What a macabre end,
Loved it

hyperCRYPTICal said...

Thank you for your welcome comments folks.

Brian ~ ah you see through me! There is many an ex-lover buried out there somewhere...

Anna :o]

Tess Kincaid said...

I really like the word "carnivalesque" ...nice...

manicddaily said...

Yes, agree with Brian - the clown turns lion at end! Betrayal hard to take. K.

Jack said...

I think I have felt some of this. Or all of it.

Other Mary said...

Great twist in the middle. Love these line:

'Carnivalesque;

grotesque fool
now wise,'

Dr Erhumu - twitter@drerhumu said...

The lyrics to a song in my head: "you've got my heart, now I want it back".

hyperCRYPTICal said...

Thanks so much for your very welcome comments folks.

Anna :o]

zongrik said...

someone has a lot of anger. i know this kind of relationship!!

hyperCRYPTICal said...

Thanks zongrik - your comment is much appreciated.

Anna :o]