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Friday, 16 July 2010

Haiku #205

There's freedom of speech
And then there's freedom to speak -
which implies having thought.

12 comments:

Gwei Mui said...

Oh so true. And we who have both treat with disdain. It will not be until we truly lose these freedoms that we will truly value them.

Helen said...

Hope you won't mind ... I am going to enlarge and print this AND it's going on my fridge!!!!

Helen said...

I will give you due credit of course

Derrick said...

Hi Dave,

I certainly exercise the first two; not sure about the last one!

Tommaso Gervasutti said...

Great sparkling irony in this Dave. Perfect.

Gerry Snape said...

So good with those words!

TechnoBabe said...

You would think so, huh. The old saying that I grew up on "Think before you speak" has been buried somewhere.

Cloudia said...

Amen







Aloha from Waikiki

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Tabor said...

Aye, there is the rub!

Linda Sue said...

freedom is SO wasted on...some...the whole of Texas, I would say...

Dave King said...

Thanks Everyone
I was a bit worried about this one - didn't really seem to me to be a haiku - as many of them are not - but this one absolutely lacking a haiku moment. You have restored my faith (not that it needed restoring) in your collective ability to divine positives in all situations.

Good point Gwei

By all means stick it on your fridge, Helen - there are worse places it might have ended up!

I, too, grew up with the Think before you speak maxim. How times do change!

I agree on the rub, Tabor, but can't speak for the whole of Texas, Linda Sue.

Thanks again, all

Lucas said...

The haiku compactness of form has caught the connundrum in one. It also has a Chinese proverb quality, which I like.