Tag Archives: Experience

Thought For the Day: A Writer Writes From Empathy More Than Experience

“Writers don’t write from experience, although many are hesitant to admit that they don’t. If you wrote from experience, you’d get maybe one book, maybe three poems. Writers write from empathy.” –  Nikki Giovanni    

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Nostalgia For Guantanamo

Next on the series of challenges for Na/GloPoWriMo Day 11 is to write a poem pertinent to places of origin.  It seems to me that regardless of place of birth or my history of Hawai’i and California, the place that … Continue reading

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Parallel Parking Haibun

Poem A Day #5 has the Haibun as it’s form.  The word prompt is ‘parallel’.  That led to some creative thinking on my part.  What does one write about with parallel.. geography or basic driving…. “A Haibun = a prose … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Deterioration of Any Government Begins With the Decay of Its Founding Principles

“The deterioration of every government begins with the decay of the principles on which it was founded.” – Charles de Montesquieu (1689-1755) If you have not yet read Spirit of Laws, I wish to highly recommend it.  An English translation … Continue reading

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First Principles: Foreign Influence Is A Baneful Foe To Republican Government

“History and experience prove that foreign influence is one of the most baneful foes of Republican Government.” – George Washington (1796)    

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First Principles: A Judge, Particularly A Supreme Court Justice, Should Be of Particular Merit, Character and Ability

“Judges, therefore, should be always men of learning and experience in the laws, of exemplary morals, great patience, calmness, coolness, and attention. Their minds should not be distracted with jarring interests; they should not be dependent upon any man, or … Continue reading

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First Principles: There Is No Graver Error Than To Rest Our Nation On Favors From Other Nations

“There can be no greater error than to expect, or calculate upon real favors from Nation to Nation. ‘Tis an illusion which experience must cure, which a just pride ought to discard.” – George Washington, Farewell Address, 1796     … Continue reading

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Daily Prompt – Defeat

In my experience, time is often too fleet In all the challenges we will need to meet But there are many ways on this street To hand our enemies their needed defeat Sun  Tzu said many things on this subject … Continue reading

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Sisters In Life

Sisters in this life, that life and even Second Life have this innate need to bond more than clash.  Someone suggested this the topic of a poem.   Sisters In Life by Michael Romani Despite all the clashes; despite all … Continue reading

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Dancer’s Guillotine

Dancer’s Guillotine by Michael Romani It’s a denunciation of distinction A singularity calling out its fascination The deepest feeling, reeling in my heart The point from which surrealism departs This world is a chaotic scene of violence Shown to you … Continue reading

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