Tag Archives: Air

Six String Guillotine

Six String Guillotineby Michael DoyleIt was a six stringGuillotineSummer sceneKind of a dreamRolling through the nightThe pompadourWho held the doorThat no one could ignoreSet the flames licking the TroubadorAnd said it would be alrightStruck by the thunderBeing pulled underBy a … Continue reading

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First Principles: Liberty Is To Faction What Air Is To Fire, An Ailment Without Which It Instantly Expires

“Liberty is to faction what air is to fire, an aliment without which it instantly expires.”– James Madison

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Pressure Put On Coal

Pressure Put On Coalby Michael DoyleLike a herd of deer comes crashing inFalling like a gift from the skyFalling like snowflakes as it’s Christmas againAnd the angels sing their hallelujah replySnow clouds form again and yet there is no snowStill, … Continue reading

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Knowing of the Why

Knowing of the Whyby Michael DoyleI believe I know the whyOf why a weeping willow criesWhen there was no time for goodbyeAnd that’s the case for each of us who diesEven in the best case of stabilityThere lies the uncanny … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Beauty of Trees, the Softness of the Air, the Fragrance of the Grass, They Speak To Me

“The beauty of the trees, the softness of the air, the fragrance of the grass, they speak to me. The summit of the mountain, the thunder of the sky, the rhythm of the sea, speaks to me. The faintness of … Continue reading

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Guarding Against Faction

Today’s poem about American history speaks on some basic principles as set out in largely in Federalist Paper Number 10 in which we choose to become a republic and not a democracy to protection of nation from the encroachment of … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: To Love Another Person Is To See the Face of God

“Love would never be a promise of a rose garden unless it is showered with light of faith, water of sincerity and air of passion. Sometimes we make love with our eyes. Sometimes we make love with our hands. Sometimes … Continue reading

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At the Speed of Light (Embrace the Blur)

In this pandemic, I am not especially getting a lot of outside time, right?  But, I am sort of reviewing photography fundamentals.   Anyone else studying anything or reviewing anything while a whole lot of inactivity is going on? At … Continue reading

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To A Northern Cardinal

It’s almost that time…. April 1st is the first day of NaPoWriMo/GloPoWriMo 2020.  As a warm up, the first suggestion was to write a poem about any bird.  I thought of an eagle in this time when we all need … Continue reading

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Death and A Desert God

A further adventure in Egyptian myth. Death and A Desert God by Michael Doyle Without ambition, Horus would quietly assert That to kill a desert god, you must kill the desert To kill a desert, requires Ra, God of the … Continue reading

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