Tag Archives: Hollywood

Artifice (What Price Hollywood?)

Some musicians and actors strive so hard to be genuine and authentic, not matter how hard they have to fake it…. Artifice (What Price Hollywood?) by Michael Romani It’s arguably corporeal Slightly nostalgic and funereal The singer’s veil is repurposed … Continue reading

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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Authentic

It’s a daily sort of hectic struggle In the midst of this half mast jungle Trying to keep our world true and real In a place that devalues the think of our feel At the risk of sounding a bit … Continue reading

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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Age

The things that keep me up at night .. and tosses My soul around as I see society focused on losses Instead of seeing things in terms of dreams unfulfilled To be pushed hard for, chased, pursued and willed No, … Continue reading

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California Dreamin’

California Dreamin’ by Michael Romani Still pictures form in my mind and remind me Of how much California is like living poetry Tip to tip in every trip a driven fascination It’s a macrocosm at every turn of Californication Us … Continue reading

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Great American Songbook

The musical canon of important and influential popular and jazz standards from early to mid-20th century is known as either the Great American Songbook or alternatively simply the ‘American Standards’.  This cannon is loosely defined but contains the most enduring songs … Continue reading

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Vasquez Rocks

Turns out that a blogger out there, Bel, has recently visited a place that I have photographed in real.  I didn’t have any of my photos of Vasquez Rocks to share, but, I do have this poem that I wrote … Continue reading

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Ego Push

After giving a poetry reading tonight covering some of the classics from Swinburne to Shakespeare and from Burns to Longfellow, I watched part of a martial arts movie.  Watching the movie and thinking on the differences between the realities I’ve … Continue reading

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