The Fool

Hi, I literally have zero ideas for this anymore. So, today we’re going to look at a poem I wrote called The Fool. I just wanted to talk about something to do with my own writing and I wasn’t sure what to do for that. I figured we could just talk about a poem I wrote sometime this year. Anyway, feel free to leave any suggestions for this piece in your comments if you’d like. I wrote it pretty quickly for fun, so it is not edited or anything.

The Fool


The number of unlimited potentials

No place in the sequence of the tarot

In the journey through life,

The Major Arcana

He is ever present needing no number

Gazing upwards towards the universe,

The young man stands along a cliff

Without a single care in the world

He skips onto a new adventure unaware

Unaware he is about to skip off a precipice

Into the unknown

Only a knapsack over his shoulder

The white rose in his hand held as a sign

Of purity and innocence

At his feet, a small white dog

A dog of loyalty and protection

Encouraging him to charge forward

And learn the lessons he came to learn

The mountains behind him are challenges yet to come

They are forever present

Yet the fool does not care

He is only focused on starting his expedition

Having faith in the future of his new beginnings

With beginners’ luck, not knowing what to expect


So, let’s talk about it. Obviously, it is about the fool tarot card. In all honestly, I haven’t thought of an underlining meaning for it. It tells a story of the fool. I would consider this piece an analysis of this tarot card in the form of poetry. The Fool card itself represents new beginnings, having faith in the future, being inexperienced, not knowing what to expect, beginners’ luck, improvising, and believing in the universe. It is one of the 22 major arcana. Numbered as 0 or XXII. The zero represents the number of unlimited potentials as stated in the first 2 lines of my poem. The 3rd and 4th line shows how the major arcana can show the journey through life. Some people consider the fool as ever present and needing no number to his card. Lines 7-12 show the fool’s belief and trust in the universe as he is going to skip off a cliff. It shows his trust that the universe will have his back in the situation. The dog also represents loyalty and protection. He puts his trust in every factor to move forward beyond the challenges yet to come, shown by the mountains behind him. He focuses only on his journey. Starting new beginnings.

Author: Ava Lambert

hi hi hi. im avaaa. i love writing poetry and short stories. i love horror, psychological, fantasy, or slice of life stories. my poems have a slightly different dynamic involving mental health and feminism. thank you for coming to my ted talk.

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