Monthly Archives: February 2019

First Principles: Evils Which Are Not Cured In One Way Tend To Find Another Way To Be Cured

“Evils which are not cured in one way will cure themselves in some other.” – Thomas Jefferson (1791)      

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Thought For the Day: Things Turn Out the Best For Those Who Make The Best Of How Things Turn out

“Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.” – John Wooden    

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An Elegy To Common Sense

Poem A Day #11 is to be an elegy.  The word prompt is ‘black hole’. Milkwood’s definition of elegy is limited to the following.  I would argue that the person who wrote the notecard needs to revisit this.  I have … Continue reading

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Leading Toward Significance In Free Verse

Poem A Day #12 is to be written in Free Verse.  The word prompt is ‘echo’. Free Verse is: From https://www.poetryfoundation.org/learn/glossary-terms/free-verse and https://literarydevices.net/free-verse/: “Nonmetrical, nonrhyming lines that closely follow the natural rhythms of speech. A regular pattern of sound or … Continue reading

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First Principles: National Defense Is A Cardinal Duty of All Statesmen

“National defense is one of the cardinal duties of a statesman.” – John Adams (1815) How has the Left Wing of the Democratic Party missed this essential facet of running a government?  For a nation to be viable, it must … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Blessed Be the Longing That Brought You Here And Quickens Your Soul With Wonder

“Blessed be the longing that brought you here And quickens your soul with wonder. May you have the courage to listen to the voice of desire That disturbs you when you have settled for something safe.” – John O’Donohue from … Continue reading

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Kyrielle of Empowerment

The Milkwood Poem A Day #10 is the Kyrielle.  The word prompt for day 10 is ‘element’. “Kyrielle is a French form inspired by a Christian devotional tradition, the Kyrie.” “Like that call-and-response liturgical form, the kyrielle poem has a … Continue reading

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Curtain-Fall Triversen

Poem of the Day #9 is the Triversen form. From https://poetscollective.org/poetryforms/triversen/: “The Triversen, (triple verse sentence), is a sentence broken into three lines. It has also been referred to as a “verset”, a surge of language in one breath.” “The … Continue reading

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First Principles: American Colonies Had Long Been Stopped From Abolishing Slavery Or Even Limiting It By Great Britain

“…. (A) disposition to abolish slavery prevails in North America, that many of Pennsylvanians have set their slaves at liberty, and that even the Virginia Assembly have petitioned the King for permission to make a law for preventing the importation … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Laughter and Sleep Are the Best Cures For Everything

“A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures for anything.” – Irish Proverb  

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