Tag Archives: Meaning

A Trio of Tanka

A Tanka is a traditional Japanese verse that has the format of: 5-7-5 (upper phrase) 7-7 (upper phrase) A Trio of Tanka by Michael Romani I Waka for true love Exchanged between just us two Whispered like promises Sunrise through … Continue reading

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Annihilation of Meaning

Annihilation of Meaning by Michael Romani Woman seeks to question meaning itself As something organic and from a shelf An encroachment consuming some entirely And leaving others grieving, angry and lonely The fixity of womanhood has its own complexity But, … Continue reading

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First Principles: Laws Are Made For Ordinary People To Be Defined By Common Sense Not The Metaphysical

“Laws are made for men of ordinary understanding and should, therefore, be construed by the ordinary rules of common sense. Their meaning is not to be sought for in metaphysical subtleties which may make anything mean everything or nothing at … Continue reading

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Scribble and A Scratch

Scribble and A Scratch by Michael Romani With a scribble and a scratch My words flow together Sometimes in prose; sometimes in verse Hopefully, for the better Always filled with hope That I might have something to say Just keep … Continue reading

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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Messy

It’s a messy business taking Jesus to the streets One of crossed meanings and constantly moving feet Sometimes certain that I’ve created another fine mess Turning to and seeking out something to confess But there is a bit of hope … Continue reading

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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Dim

Seems there is a lot of darkness all around Everywhere I look it overrides and surrounds Some say that the future is looking a little dim I listen and then I offer up my prayers to Him Still I cannot … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Strongest Motivation Is What Is In Our Hearts

“We discuss motives, but isn’t it always the same motive? ‘I have murder in my heart.’ Why do so many Americans have murder in their hearts? … We have been swept by social, technological and cultural revolution. The family blew … Continue reading

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WordPress -#Daily Prompt – Conversant

To be more conversant in the art of communication Is surely for the best of every nation No matter which way we might tend to lean It is always better to understand what others mean It’s our fears that leave … Continue reading

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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Conjure

In these dark, crazed and often turbulent times We have turned our minds to more wicked rhymes Violence and anger of every kind spread with persistence It somehow has gotten to the point of pondering existence Or so it seems … Continue reading

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First Principles: Laws Are Made For Men of Ordinary Understanding

“Laws are made for men of ordinary understanding and should, therefore, be construed by the ordinary rules of common sense. Their meaning is not to be sought for in metaphysical subtleties which may make anything mean everything or nothing at … Continue reading

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