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To SLEEP, Perchance to DREAM August 13, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Humor, Poetry, Word Play.

To sleep: perchance to dream: ay, there’s the rub;
For in that sleep of death what dreams may come

~ Wm Shakespeare

This excerpt, part of Hamlet’s famous soliloquy, which begins “To be or not to be,” reveals thoughts of suicide.  

His father’s death, by his uncle’s hand,  has driven Hamlet to the brink of madness.  He seeks both revenge and the escape of death.  He contemplates suicide, but is tortured with the fear that he might not find peace even in death.

Fortunately, we need not answer (or even ponder) that question at this time.

In FUN with WORDS, I tossed out a few doublet challenges for you from the Guinness Book of Words.

Here’s a solution to #11:  from SLEEP to DREAM:


Did you have this solution?

A different one?

A shorter one?

Please share your solution below. 

More challenges to contemplate on the way!


1. Joanne - August 13, 2010


nrhatch - August 13, 2010

Thoughts worthy of pondering?

Everytime I read Hamlet’s soliloquy, I see more of Shakespeare’s intent shining through. What a writer. : )

2. cindy - August 14, 2010

That’s just brilliant 🙂

Every time I hear the Hamlet soli, I remember my late dad’s take on it:

TB or not TB?
That is congestion
Consumption be done about it?
Yes, but it will take a lung, lung time …

nrhatch - August 14, 2010

Ha! That’s funny. Your dad had a way with words too, I see.

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