"Greed is a bottomless pit which exhausts the person in an endless effort to satisfy the need without ever reaching satisfaction." Erich Fromm
|Haiku: The Perils Of Greed... The Goose that laid the Golden eggs|
|Haiku: The Perils Of Greed... The dog and the bone|
Farmer killed the goose
Bird that laid the golden eggs
Such perils of greed...
Greedy dog drops bone
To shadow box the unknown
Loss is his reward...
I referred back to stories of greed from Aesop's Tales. These are stories I read as a child and they terrified me. The underlying message I got was always that evil befalls greedy people.
Today, the word is Greed
Carpe Diem? Blog Owner, Kristjaan Panneman, describes it as: "a weblog on haiku. It's a new daily haiku meme where you can write a classical or non-classical haiku on a given prompt. Haiku is an ancient Japanese poetry form. A haiku has three short lines and describes a short moment (as short as the sound of a pebble thrown into water). Mostly a haiku counts 5-7-5 syllables and is sometimes called 'counted verse.'"
"It is not the want, but rather abundance that creates avarice." Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
|Haiku: The Perils Of Greed... A bird in hand is worth two in the bush|
With a bird in hand
He wants the two in the bush
ill with discontent...
Some Food for Thought: Do you know any greedy people? Have you ever been called Greedy? Take a moment to contemplate what Greedy means to you? Love and Peace in 2013.
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PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photographs: Farmer, Dog, Bird via Wikipedia, my personal collection.
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