Haiku Carpe Diem #185, The Fool

Carpe Diem’s series of Haiku prompts on Tarot continues with The Fool.

Today I play the fool, the only card in the tarot pack with no face value but rich in meaning. I believe is was Socrates who said that the intelligent man knows he knows nothing and only a fool believes they are intelligent.

The Fool


only tarot fools
look up and smell the roses
on the precipice

on the precipice
wily tarot exponents
always play the fool

always play the fool
oblivious to the truth
the wise know nothing

the wise know nothing
for who can really be sure
only tarot fools

Once again, I thank you my friend for calling by and reading my tarot haiku for the fool. I shall leave you to deal with it as you will, but whilst here why not leave your calling card.

Smiles, love and laughter

© John Belchamber 2013

If you like this post you might also like JRB’s Haiku Gifts.


About jrbsays

Just a regular married father of three type of guy. Writer of Haiku, founder of www.DementiaJourneys.com and other bits and other bobs.
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16 Responses to Haiku Carpe Diem #185, The Fool

  1. What a nice series on ‘The Fool’, and what Socrates once said is so true. When we say we know nothing than we are wise, because if you know nothing you’re longing to learn about so much different things. I am glad that you have stepped in in this Tarot journey with an open mind.


  2. “wily tarot exponents” is such a delicious line!

    Old Fool


  3. Maggie Grace says:

    I think those who claim to be wise are not as you say so eloquently.


  4. jazzbumpa says:

    wonderful cascade
    so full of foolish wisdom



  5. WabiSabi says:

    You have described me perfectly in your first verse! My family will not allow me to ‘walk and chew gum’ at the same time. I am a fool for any passing flower or butterfly, precipice be damned! Thank you for another sweet visit to your fair island!Magician


  6. Your first haiku in the cascade is just perfect… Love it.


  7. Ese' s Voice says:

    🙂 To fool or not to fool – that is the question! Maybe only by Tarot..


  8. siggiofmaine says:

    Well said/written…enjoyed this very much.


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