Tag Archives: Alive

Ways of Survival

In the long and short of it, life is really about survival. Ways of Survival by Michael Romani And so at once, we reach our arrival That everything that happens is about survival Each Fall we are reminded of this … Continue reading

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Life Anew

On the further consideration of how diatoms not the Amazonian rainforest so much act as the lungs of this beautiful world  of ours.  For some of us who have to consider more than others the role of oxygen in our … Continue reading

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Falling Up

They say that opposites, often attract.  Maybe that’s so? Falling Up by Michael Romani Two souls separated at birth Filled with hope well worth Falling up to rise down Love leaves both feet on the ground Secrets passed down in … Continue reading

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Meant To Savor

Does anyone else here really love sushi?  Silly question? Meant To Savor by Michael Romani Two parts One part art And presentation The other That of flavor Memories of the heart The secret part Both memory and fascination Each reminding … Continue reading

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Frozen Infinity

The challenge brought last night was to write a poem about snow, ice, winter, spring and all the things these things bring.    Who knew that albatrosses also mate for life?  I didn’t know…. and…Here’s my attempt: Frozen Infinity by … Continue reading

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Empire State’s Eternity

I missed Day 24 of the Na/GloPoWriMo 2019.  The challenge that day was to pick a reference book and blindly choose something from any given page.  Having no reference  books currently handy, I turned to Wikipedia.  One of today’s featured … Continue reading

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Joy In the Gifts of Hard Times

The challenge for Na/GloPoWriMo Day 7 is to write a poem about gifts and joy.  Above this challenge was a bit about how poetry can prove quite the therapeutic tool.  I can see this easily from my own life.  From this … Continue reading

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Living Memories of A Man Taking the Name of Chip Takacs

May you rest in peace, Mr. Michael Robert Taska!  Heaven has gained a mischieveous, wonderfully humored, good hearted musician for it’s honor guard band. While you walked among us, you made so many smile with happiness. Always so ready with … Continue reading

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First Principles: Keep The Celestial Fire of Conscience Alive In Your Heart

“Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.” – George Washington (1748)      

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Short Form Poetry – Tercou – Big And Vicious

Tonight’s workshop: What is a Tercou • 8 line poem of 3 stanzas. • First 2 stanzas are tercets • Third stanza is a couplet • Syllable count is 5/4/5, 5/4/5, 8/6 • Rhyme scheme aba aba aa After some … Continue reading

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