A Heart Born For The Fool's Paradise Poem by Perdita Young (Hanna Wang)

A Heart Born For The Fool's Paradise

Rating: 5.0

I seem to possess, alas, a fool's heart,
Simple and naïve, not alert to dart.
Fantasy and illusion its welcome food,
Relieving the hunger of a retarded mind.

Moon-gazing and wind-chasing, just learned,
And being oft sent on a fool's errand.
Tears idle vainly shed secret, time and again,
For what reasons not always clear, like a chain.

Such lack of social sense, so dull of defense,
Indeed slow for society's pace and strides.
For a heart so out of place, and easily bend,
What would be better than to let it well hide?

Better to hide it in a fool's paradise and it cherish
Than to have it repeatedly hurt, break, and perish.

April 1st,2009.

一颗心 只配驻守愚人的天堂





A Heart Born For The Fool's Paradise
Saturday, March 31, 2018
Topic(s) of this poem: despair,loss,poem,sorrow
Dr Dillip K Swain 14 August 2022

This is a poignant poem dear poetess Perdita

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Susan Williams 01 May 2018

Oh, such a lovely heart to be set amid a world that is progressively growing colder and crueler. This is the kind of heart we should be fostering, nurturing, welcoming but its beautiful vulnerability is instead a target of the loveless, the cruel, and the destroyers among us. Well written- I know this because it affected me so deeply. 10

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Perdita Young 02 May 2018

My gratitude, Susan, for being sympathetic with the not-so-pleasant sentiments of a social complainer...It was written nine years ago when i felt rather depressed with my career :) The attempt to write poems proved to be a good treatment and now I feel more happy than in the past. Sad emotions should become a thing of the past~ Feeling a bit sorry to have shared something negative...Nika is right: we're all better off focusing on the positive

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Kumarmani Mahakul 02 April 2018

Well imaginative and touching. Beautifully presented the feelings and nature of heart. The last two lines I want to quote........ Better to hide it in a fool's paradise and it cherish Than to have it repeatedly hurt, break, and perish. Thank u for sharing this beautiful poem.

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Perdita 02 April 2018

Thank you very much for your time and appreciation, Headmaster.I seem to be more sophisticated now than nine years ago when I wrote the poem. Enjoy life as it is.

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Bernard F. Asuncion 01 April 2018

Perdita, such a superb poem👍👍👍

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Perdita 02 April 2018

Thank you for encouragement, Mr.Asuncion.Nice day!

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Nudershada Cabanes 31 March 2018

A beautiful sonnet that captures the nature of the heart which can be easily fooled because of its naivety and simplicity. Unlike the mind which is clever.10

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Perdita Young 31 March 2018

Thank you so much for your insightful comment, Nudershada. It's a treasure to keep in my heart and mind, and a source of wisdom to draw from.

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