Tag Archives: France

In Remembrance of Notre Dame

In memory of the burning of Notre Dame 04/2019 and as originally posted on my Flickr account: In Remembrance of Notre Dame by Michael Romani Standing there in the center of the ancient cityGloriously symbolic in its early beloved pietyThe … Continue reading

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Memory Inspires the Future

Slavery is wrong.  It was wrong in the past.  It is wrong in the present.  It’s a wrong that will go into our future.  That is until we stand together to vanquish this evil.  I cannot stress enough that the … Continue reading

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Talk Is Cheap Rondel

The Poem A Day form for Day#14 is the Rondel form.  The word prompt is ‘sunspot’.  Sorry to say. But, I am not going to use the word prompt.  It’s only provided here in case there is a reader out … 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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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Molière – Tartuffe

Born on January 15, 1622, Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, was best known by his stage name Moliere and became famed as a French playwright and actor prior to death on February 17, 1673.  He is considered by man as one of the … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Voltaire – Letters On the English

We have previously looked at the life and legacy of Voltaire.  Please review this information elsewhere on this blog.  Letters on the English or Letters Concerning the English Nation is a series of essays written by Voltaire on his living in … Continue reading

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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Trill

He wasn’t Bojangles, but, he loved to dance This ragamuffin from the south of France When he lifted his voice with his subtle trill All the ladies said it said it did thrill There was nothing really much to say … Continue reading

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First Principles: Persons of Intemperate Minds Cannot Be Free

“Society cannot exist, unless a controlling power upon will and appetite be placed somewhere; and the less of it there is within, the more there must be without. It is ordained in the eternal constitution of things, that men of … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics – Letters on the English – Voltaire 

Letters On the English or in French Lettres Philosophiques is a series of essays from Voltaire based on his time living in England from 1726 through 1729.  These essays were first published in 1733 and are sometimes compared and contrasted with … Continue reading

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Happy Bastille Day!

In remembrance of the assistance France gave to the United States in securing our freedom and that we have been allies and friends since then, I wish the people of France and the lovers and admirers of France, a… Saluting … Continue reading

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