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A King's Coxcomb

Vocal Challenge: In Eclipse

By BellePublished 2 months ago 1 min read
Kathryn Hunter as The Fool and Greg Hicks as Lear. King Lear (2010), directed by David Farr. Photo by Manuel Harlan. Royal Shakespeare Company. https://www.rsc.org.uk/king-lear/about-the-play/key-moments-and-facts

Eyeless fools could see the happenings here. How the King has not seen the egg-white

Coxcomb on his own head, a figure of his decline following his

Loss of his favourite daughter and the division of himself, a matter which left him but a codpiece. Without hesitancy

In receiving my cautionary counsel, he does not see the folly of his acts.

Prithee, tell me, did the eclipse of his mind warrant my death?

Sirrah, I am gone and she follows me, though now he has discovered the coxcomb I did tell him what about on our bald crowns. Alack, may you now, nuncle,

Extinguish without us your fallacies of what is a wise man and what is a fool...

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I host unofficial challenges and enjoy writing microfiction and poetry.

ALL EYES ON RAFAH. 35k+ murdered in Palestine. 80k+ injured. 25k orphaned. ~10k missing/under rubble.

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  • Dana Crandellabout a month ago

    Brilliant! I've subscribed and will be perusing the rest of your work!

  • C. Rommial Butler2 months ago

    Only the fool may become wise! Well-wrought! Subscribed!

  • Rachel Deeming2 months ago

    I like this King Lear fool exploration. Nicely done. Through the eyes of fools all is clear...

  • D. J. Reddall2 months ago

    The wisdom of fools is often underestimated, Lear's most of all.

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