Spotlight Poetry – Poem of the day -'April Fool' – by Geoffrey Chaucer

© Jörg Kaminski, Fool’s Gold

‘April Fool’ From ‘The Canterbury Tales’ by Geoffrey Chaucer

‘The Canterbury Tales’ is a collection of 24 stories written in Middle English between 1387 and 1400.

The poem tells of a trick played by a fox. These words, in English, are supposedly the earliest recorded ‘foolishness’ played on April the first.

Poem Attribution © Geoffrey Chaucer, ‘April Fool’(The Canterbury Tales), c.1387-1400

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Image Attribution © Jörg Kaminski, Fool’s Gold, (Date Unstated)

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4 thoughts on “Spotlight Poetry – Poem of the day -'April Fool' – by Geoffrey Chaucer

  1. Thank you Goff, for this pleasant surprise. I read Chaucer some years ago and enjoyed it. Over the years, I had forgotten all about The Canterbury Tales. This nudge will get me reading this classic again for sure.

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