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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

The Haiku Challenge Day #8~This Above All


“This above all, to thine own self be true” Hamlet ~ William Shakespeare


bind the false breathing
that speaks lies against yourself
your words should be truth

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above all be true
to self and murmur not lies
be your champion

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do not play falsely
but be true to thine own self
speak with honesty

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know this above all
wise is he who knows himself
and keeps his restraint


  
©Susie Clevenger 2012

The quote from Hamlet is today's challenge on The 29 days of 29 Haiku

13 comments :

Gemma Wiseman said...

Delightful perspectives of today's quote! Love the idea of "false breathing"!

Ben Ditty said...

This one was fancy :-)

Asni said...

All great reminders to live by. :)

Ramesh Sood said...

A great message there Susie.. love the haiku..

Well I am here..

http://rameshsood.blogspot.in/2012/02/wounded-mirror.html

becca givens said...

bind the false breathing -- great opening!

Chèvrefeuille said...

I really loved reading these set of haiku. Especially the last one.

Pranali Kadam said...

Soulful Thoughts!

Amber said...

"wise is who knows himself" ---> Absolutely! So well said!
Loved the whole set. :)

Noble said...

well said :) all of those haiku on point

Ruchi Jain said...

true to self is the best person.
very nice reading different stanzas. all motivating..

Concerned, Confused but Learning said...

Oh I love your haiku... Especially the one that talks about knowing yourself and having restraint. That totally appeals to me.. I know what exactly that means. But it is so hard to follow..

Someone is Special said...

I loved your last one very much... True words Susie..

Someone is Special

Ed Pilolla said...

the intellectual angle really rang true. very well done.

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