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Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, May 22nd 2019, my home is my castle

Dear friends of MLMM,

Welcome at a new episode of our weekly feature Heeding Haiku With … This week I have chosen for a quote by Sir Edward Coke (1552-1634) that’s nowadays in common use all over the world. Ofcourse the quote is simplified during the ages, but it’s still a true saying. This week the theme is “My Home Is My Castle” and it is inspired on the following:

[…] “The house of every one is to him as his Castle and Fortress as well for defence against injury and violence, as for his repose” which over the years has become simplified to “my home is my castle”. […]

Coke’s ruling was rather more complex in that did allow for the forcible entry of Sheriffs into a person’s house in order to issue a writ for the return of stolen property or goods that were owed in a debt. However, the Sheriffs had to follow strict procedures in doing this, such as requesting entry first. Also, the house owner could not hide within his house a fugitive or the stolen property of another person. That being said, Coke did make it very clear that the “prime directive” which Sheriffs had to follow was that a house owner had the absolute right to defend him/herself against thieves and murderers and also had the right to “assemble his friends or neighbours to defend his house against violence”. If the Sheriffs did not follow the correct procedure in issuing writs, then the home owner had the right “to shut the door of his own house” in their faces. (source)

This week’s task is to create haiku or haibun (with a maximum of 150 words) inspired on this theme.

Have fun!

When you have written your haiku, please TAG Heeding Haiku with Chèvrefeuille and Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie. Then add your link to the Mister Linky widget below.


About Chèvrefeuille

I am a Dutch haiku poet. And I am the owner and host of the weblog "Carpe Diem, a daily haiku meme" on Blogger (or Blogspot). I am writing haiku since the late eighties and in 2005 I became an international known haiku poet and in 2011 ten of my haiku were included in a worldwide anthology "Spasms of Light". With that anthology I became an even more known haiku poet. In October 2012 I started my daily haiku meme.

6 comments on “Heeding Haiku With Chèvrefeuille, May 22nd 2019, my home is my castle

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  3. Jules
    May 22, 2019

    here’s mine:

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  5. wildchild47
    May 22, 2019

    an interesting prompt idea – led me into the ideas of castles in the sky and the homeless, as well migratory birds …


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