Tag Archives: Desire

First Principles: Happiness Comes From Minding Our Own Business Not the Business of Others

“It is one of my sources of happiness never to desire a knowledge of other people’s business.”  – Dolley Madison    

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The Price of Magic

Day 26 of Na/GloPoWriMo 2019 is day to write a poem that uses repetition as it’s device.  I think maybe that’s something that I don’t do a lot of in my writing.  The leaders of this poetry session declare this … Continue reading

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An Obsession of Shadow

The challenge for the 13th day of Na/GloPoWriMo is to write something spooky or somewhat creepy.  To me, there is maybe nothing more creepy than the shadowed, dark side of human nature. An Obsession of Shadow by Michael Romani Hiding … Continue reading

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Catch & Release

Am I alone in seeing that the world has its moments of understated brilliance? Catch and Release by Michael Romani Writing to write, so it seems Is often the child of unknown dreams Miscast, recanted or fully embraced The soul … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Stoop Low To Rise High

“There are no persons capable of stooping so low as those who desire to rise in the world.” – Lady Marguerite Blessington, writer (4 Apr 1789-1849)    

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The Beauty of Healing

Learning more about how belief shifts biology in connection between mind and body led to this spilling out on my notepad… The Beauty of Healing by Michael Romani The mind body connection Stimulates the immunity It’s a matter of chemistry … Continue reading

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Lost In the Sound

Some days, I miss the bad ole days of playing music and thinking that was where my journey would always lead. Lost In the Sound by Michael Romani Taking all All in stride Taken for A wild ride Taken too … 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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Samson VIII

Continuing in an effort to put a version of the Samson and Delilah story from the Book of Judges into verse, I present Part VIII.  Perhaps, I should have made this shorter? Samson (VIII) by Michael Romani Amidst un-princely questions of … Continue reading

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Samson III

Based in part on the Book of Judges: Samson III by Michael Romani III A judge to this world would arise As deliverer of prophecy advised Vengeance born to be God’s hands And take back the Promised Lands He was … Continue reading

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