Ship of Fools – a Sonnet for the Playwright …

“What’s that?” The gentleman standing beside me eyed the scroll in my hand. We had just completed the final ritual of Jewel in the Claw, the five-act workshop written by Steve and set in Elizabethan England. Steve had played Shakespeare… as well as nobly fulfilling the role of Cecil when one of our Companions had been unavoidably unable to join us.

As is customary, we were gathering on the staircase. Being amongst the first to leave the Temple, I was in prime position at the head of the stairs and could command attention when all were assembled. Steve would be amongst the last to leave and, therefore, there would be no escape…

Drawing myself grandly to my full height, which still left me a foot or so shorter than my companion, I brandished the sealed and beribboned scroll…

“I have written a sonnet for the Bard…”

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About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
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6 Responses to Ship of Fools – a Sonnet for the Playwright …

  1. Anne Copeland says:

    These postings leave me thinking for a long time on the journey we are undertaking in this life and the meaning of it. I loved this one, and loved the reference to the Ship of Fools. When I encounter something with which I am vaguely familiar, but not fully aware of, I take the time to look it up, and so many things become more clear and definitely more meaningful to me. As I did so with the Ship of Fools, I suddenly was struck by the beauty in the way life is perceived in The Silent Eye. I feel that I am returning to a time and place in life that I had long forgotten. Thank you one and all.


    • Sue Vincent says:

      Thanks for taking the time to look up the origins of the title, Anne…and for your kind comments. Within our own minds we have the clamour of the ‘fools’ and need a strong pilot at the helm to steer us.


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