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Remember To Forget

Remember To Forgetby Michael DoyleAs long as there is lifeThere is, at least, some hopeRegardless of our strifeThis helps us to quietly copeThose things that bring us to edgeWe need to forgive as our sinThat which as brought us to … Continue reading

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Deepest Roots

Deepest Rootsby Michael DoyleCast about with questioning looksThere’s much to be learned from great booksWhen we unlock our dulled hesitationsAnd dare to ask the great questionsAlthough the human spirit is quite flappableIt doesn’t take a lot to realize, we are … Continue reading

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Dream Big Ghazal

Poem A Day #4 is to be of the Ghazal poetry form. Ghazals were originally popularized and written by such notables as Rumi and Hafiz of Persia.  Through the influence of Goethe (1749–1832), the ghazal became very popular in Germany … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Wilhelm Tell – Friedrich von Schiller

The legendary date on which Tell shot an apple off the head of his son with an arrow was November 18, 1307   “Deeper meaning resides in the fairy tales told to me in my childhood than in any truth … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Faust – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Today is the celebration of the birth of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe on August 28, 1749.  There may be no better day fit for an examination of his classic work, Faust. Faust is an excellent tragic play in two parts.  It … Continue reading

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