Goodbye Macbeth: Life’s But a Walking Shadow

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Goodbye Macbeth: Life’s But a Walking Shadow

Tomorrow, and tomorrow,  and tomorrow.
Such is the way with
sorrow.

To endure the light of day
to find relief
in sleep,

to dream our yesterdays.

Day on day on day, and into my last words,
I live in this thin beige
shadow,

to not follow into your sun.

I must stay, an idiot full
of sound and fury.

    Lines from Macbeth, Act 5 Scene 5.

  1. Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow,
  2. Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
  3. Life’s but a walking shadow

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8 responses to “Goodbye Macbeth: Life’s But a Walking Shadow”

  1. “I live in this thin beige
    shadow” exactly as I remember it.

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  2. Very stirring. Macbeth itself is immersing with how a man is driven to insanity from his greed and guilt; I find this poem even more immersing as it describes, subtly, the escapism from the feeling of guilt. It’s exactly why Lady Macbeth killed herself:

    “Day on day on day, and into my last words,
    I live in this thin beige
    shadow,

    to not follow into your sun.”

    This is quite haunting and beautifully, beautifully written. ❤

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    1. Thank you so much, Lucy

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  3. Agreed. Very clever Misky!

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    1. Thank you, Hobbo.

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  4. Wonderful. “Signifying nothing” spring to mind at the end of your last line. Enjoyed the blending of the bard with your amazing lines.

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    1. Thanks so much! 🥰

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