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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


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


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


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


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..


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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