A Haiku for the NC Morning.

Dawn again broken,
The fauna and flora sing:
Be, rather than seem.

by Abigail Taylor

“Virtute enim ipsa non tam multi praediti esse quam videri volunt.” 

Translation:

“[N]ot nearly so many people want actually to be possessed of virtue as want to appear to be possessed of it.”

-Marcus Tullius Cicero, 20BC
On Friendship and Old Age

Source: http://northcarolinahistory.org/encyclopedia/esse-quam-videri/

 

© Abigail Taylor/ The Lenoir Voice 2017.