pinch punch

no fools here,
apart from yours truly

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but since I'm feeling a little lonely
I found some friends to join me. . .

a travelling fool:
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a shy fool. . .
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a little one:

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a jolly one:




Then came fresh April, full of lustyhed,
And wanton as a kid whose horne new buds;
Upon a bull he rode, the same which led
Europa floting through th' Argolick fluds:
His horns were gilden all with golden studs,
And garnished with garlands goodly dight
Of all the fairest flowers and freshest buds
Which th' earth brings forth; and wet he seem'd in sight
With waves, through which he waded for his love's delight.
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Spenser.
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and a smidgeon of education among the frolicking never goes amiss, eh?
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"This is the fourth month of the year. Its Latin name is Aprilis, from aperio: to open or set forth. The Saxons called it, Oster or Eastermonath, in which month, the feast of the Saxon goddess, Eastre, Easter, or Eoster is said to have been celebrated. April, with us, is sometimes represented as a girl clothed in green, with a garland of myrtle and hawthorn buds; holding in one hand primroses and violets, and in the other the zodiacal sign, Taurus, or the bull, into which constellation the sun enters during this month. The Romans consecrated the first of April to Venus, the goddess of beauty, the mother of love, the queen of laughter, the mistress of the graces*; and the Roman widows and virgins assembled in the temple of Virile Fortune, and disclosing their personal deformities, prayed the goddess to conceal them from their husbands.
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In this month the business of creation seems resumed. The vital spark rekindles in dormant existences; and all things 'live, and move, and have their being'. The earth puts on her livery to await the call of her lord; the air breathes gently on his cheek, and conducts to his ear the warblings of the birds, and the odours of new-born herbs and flowers; the great eye of the world 'sees and shines' with 'bright and gladdening glances; the waters teem with life; man himself feels the revivifying and all-pervading influence; and his spirit holds communion sweet with the brighter spirits of the sky.'"
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(*think I'd prefer that to an April Fool any day!)

12 comments:

Dave said...

I would never dream of pinching or punching a woman.

I, still, ♥ the views said...

and I'd never dream of punching you in your eye for being so sly

I, still, ♥ the views said...

(neither a quick kick. . . as with my polka dot clogs on it would hurt muchly)

Mel said...

Yeah, well it went out like a lion yesterday and I'm waiting on the April Fool's barrage to happen today.

G-d help me! LOL
I'm thinkin' I need to go into work prepared......specially given it seems to be somehow MORE fun if it's a joke played on me.

Hmmmmmm......wonder why that is....LOL

craig andrew said...

C:)

Rimshot said...

The Fool On The Hill
Lennon and McCartney

Day after day,
Alone on a hill,
The man with the foolish grin is keeping perfectly still
But nobody wants to know him,
They can see that he's just a fool,
And he never gives an answer,

But the fool on the hill,
Sees the sun going down,
And the eyes in his head,
See the world spinning 'round.

Well on the way,
Head in a cloud,
The man of a 1000 voices talking perfectly loud
But nobody ever hears him,
Or the sound he appears to make,
And he never seems to notice,

But the fool on the hill,
Sees the sun going down,
And the eyes in his head,
See the world spinning 'round.

And nobody seems to like him,
They can tell what he wants to do,
And he never shows his feelings,

But the fool on the hill,
Sees the sun going down,
And the eyes in his head,
See the world spinning 'round.

Ooh, ooh,
Round and round and round.

And he never listens to them,
He knows that they're the fools
They don't like him,

The fool on the hill
Sees the sun going down,
And the eyes in his head,
See the world spinning 'round.

Ooh,
Round and round and round

ziggi said...

stuck in the middle with you ...

mig bardsley said...

The fool - The Fool (Le Mat)
The Spirit of the Aether
Beginnings, most probably of journeys which may be possibly mental, physical or spiritual. The beginning of a new life-cycle. Energy, force, happiness and optimism. The overturning of the status quo or existing states by unexpected happenings. Innocence, naivety, and spontaneity. Important decisions to be made.
Happy fools day to you :)

Dave said...

No fools today. Good morning.

KAZ said...

I love the Travelling Fool.
Is that bag Prada or Gucci?

Mel said...

Uh oh.....

*humming to Lennon and McCartney*

Now ya KNEW that'd happen....

:-)

Happy day after!!

Dave said...

Wake up ILTV, and wave to us, while you enjoy the sunshine, before the weather breaks down again.