Youmans (pronounced like 'yeoman' with an 's' added) is the best-kept secret
among contemporary American writers. --John Wilson, editor, Books and Culture Marly Youmans is a novelist and poet out of sync with the times
but in tune with the ages. --First Things

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

The Fool at Pirene's Fountain

Morgan-Greet Tarot fool card
Two fool poems from The Book of the Red King are online at Pirene's Fountain. Here's a nibble from each. You may have the whole meal here.

WATER BURIAL OF THE FOOL 

The water let him down. It took him in. 
The water waved his hair as if with love; 

THE FOOL IS SEALED IN DARK 

The light is a moth light, 
The sky a raven’s wing—

2 comments:

  1. You make me feel so much better, Marly, about my horoscope/tarot icon being "The Fool." Now we'll see if I can prove I am at least human, as well!

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  2. Hah. Perhaps we are fools together, Miss Mary!

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Alas, I must once again remind large numbers of Chinese salesmen and other worldwide peddlers that if they fall into the Gulf of Spam, they will be eaten by roaming Balrogs. The rest of you, lovers of grace, poetry, and horses (nod to Yeats--you do not have to be fond of horses), feel free to leave fascinating missives and curious arguments.