Things fools don’t know

Another word set, another message from the Oracle.


Fools explore those thingsScreen Shot 2018-07-28 at 10.12.25

everybody knows.

Reach for the stars,

wake the magic in the grass,

the red flower,

fly with soft wings,

wash this sky of darkness.

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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

15 thoughts on “Things fools don’t know”

  1. A beautiful poem, I would say. Especially love those first two lines! Have you read any Jules Verne, especially 20000 leagues under the sea? I want to read it, but there are too many versions (and translations) that it hurts my head to decide!

    1. Thank you! No I haven’t, I’m ashamed to say. One of my kids enjoyed reading him, but in French (obviously) I don’t know which would be a good translation. Not the earliest ones, anyway. They aren’t very good. Find a recent one.

      1. Don’t be ashamed, nobody can read all the good authors, we try our best. These translation works always make me go crazy, because how do you determine which translation is the better work if you don’t the that language, and if you don’t know that language, you wouldn’t need much of a translation at all! I did find a work foreword-ed by Ray Bradbury, I mean, that gotta be something!

      2. I looked on Wikipedia and it says that the early translations were no good because they missed bits out, mistranslated and adapted as the translators thought made the text more acceptable. A modern (post 1965) translation will at least stick to the original text, and all the original text.

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