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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Writing with Gibran - Truth - August 12, 2014



Today, as you can see in the title for Carpe Diem Haiku Kai we read quotes by Khalil Gibran about truth:

[...] "I am ignorant of absolute truth, but I am humble before my ignorance, and therein lies my honor and my reward". [...]

[...] "Many a doctrine is like a window pane. We see truth through it, but it divides us from truth". [...]

[...] "Should you care to write (and only the saints know why you should) you need to have knowledge of the art and magic of the music of words, the art of being artless and the magic of loving your readers". [...]

[...] "When you reach the heart of life you shall find beauty in all things, even in the eyes that are blind to beauty". [...]
From "Sand and Foam" 


American Sentence
The moon in the pond,  an illusion,  like truth in ideology.

Misty education sometimes dims pure unadultereated truth.

 © G.s.k. '14

American Haiku 
 
one man's vision
truth or illusion
often beautiful lies

truth
elusive commodity
 illusory world

the honest man
wary of inner truth
seeks out his ignorance
© G.s.k. '14

16 comments:

  1. An honest man will always try to make sure to satisfy himself of the truth. He will not compromise himself with half truths much less with lies. Well said Georgia!

    Hank

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    1. That's where I was going ... our "truths" are often based on what we've been told as the man said: everyday that passes I realize how little I know. Thanks Hank for your comment.

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  2. Seeking ignorance can be a dangerous enterprise, don't you think?

    Full of Grace and Truth

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    1. In this case I was referring to the oft said semi quote: The older I get the less I know ... so no it more dangerous to believe in truths without foundation.

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  3. Wonderful post Georgia ... great verses and those American sentences are beautiful.

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    1. Glad you enjoyed the American sentences ... I've neglected them as I don't feel confident with them, but this post seemed to want something different than a classical ku.

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  4. the last one is great

    but i love this

    "The moon in the pond, an illusion, like truth in ideology."

    magnificent
    JzB

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    1. Thanks Jazzbumpa ... the wase man realizes that sometimes, reflections are not truth but the interpretation of truth.

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  5. In the bottom of a bourbon bottle the tramp saw a glimpse of truth.

    I love american sentences.. usually I try to make them gritty. I love your first american haiku.. that one speaks more truth,

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    1. I'm very happy that you enjoyed the Amrican sentences! Coming from you who write them so well I feel encouraged... you write them very well and the one you wrote here is great!

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  6. I can't pick which I prefer, they are all "right on". I love when I learn something too, American sentence is new to me...seen it but never quite understood. Thanks, Cara!

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    1. American sentences are really just a sort of haiku without the fringes I guess. You don't divide the syllables into verses and there's no kigo or cutting phrase just a 17 syllable sentence.

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  7. Hi Georgia -- everything here is brilliant -- but your first American Sentence and your last haiku are really stunning. Simple and direct. Just - wow!

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    1. Thanks Jen ... from Zen to Socrates in one fell swoop ;-) Glad you enjoyed them ... ("Socrates spoke with a man who was said by many to be wise, but found that this man had no more wisdom than Socrates had, [and that the man even became angry when Socrates showed him that this was so,] and therefore Socrates concluded that "it seems that I am wiser than he is to this small extent, that I do not think I know what I do not know". (Apology 21d, tr. Tredennick)")

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harmonious words ... like crystal clear water ... pure ectasy

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