Tag Archives: Modernity

Magical Realism

Magical Realismby Michael DoyleArt and thought are productsOf their own serial momentsPop culture and serious artAre both expressions of the heartTugged down into the complex mazeOf primeval strugglesBetween those who naval gazeAnd those who merely bungleMagical realism shines its conceitAs … Continue reading

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Holding On to Legacy

Holding On to Legacyby Michael DoyleThere are some things to be saidThat keep rolling around in my headOne of which must be said preciseThat extremism in defense of liberty is no viceModeration in pursuit of justice is not a virtueNor … Continue reading

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Truth of Soul In Our Voices

Truth of Soul In Our Voicesby Michael DoyleThe soul brings access metaphysicallyTo animate our being into rationalityThe soul is the place philosophy can shineIn the light of the heart and the divineA spark of God comes to be understoodThough the … Continue reading

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Na/GloPoWriMo #26: This Is Just To Play

Na/GloPoWriMo #26: This Is Just To Playby Michael Doyle (in nod to William Carlos Williams)As a mirrorTo this modernityI look aroundAt the visual syntaxSeen as it connectsIn this living roomTo say whichPragmatically Beyond the messCoveringThe roominessAsking that you forgive meFor … Continue reading

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Sailing An Impersonal Apocalypse

I heard an interesting global reading of Coleridge’s The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.  From this contrasted with the pandemic lockdown came: Sailing An Impersonal Apocalypse by Michael Doyle As is the way of many a hero’s journey Enduring the … Continue reading

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An Indictment of the 20th Century

We have lived through the bloodiest and cruelest century of mankind’s history.  God surely must be crying. An Indictment of the 20th Century by Michael Doyle Einstein insisted God did not play with dice While other insisted God needed no … Continue reading

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Mind Games Played

Recent developments in science and in a virtual environment I spend some time on has led me to question a few things pertinent to ethical behavior or actually the lack thereof on the part of certain people I have come … Continue reading

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Modernity

Modernity by Michael Romani Since the inception of the Meiji dynasty Japan has sought its sense of modernity Growth and development for several generations Has been the impact of this restoration Tradition pitted against modernity Has been the struggle in … Continue reading

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We, In This Post-Modern World

We, In This Post Modern World by Michael Romani Immersing ourselves in destruction We swim with unflinching gaze Indiscriminate in our ill defined function We act to demystify our unsettled days Penetrating the surface of reality No longer collaborating with … Continue reading

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