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In the Hateful Wastefulness of Mediocrity

In the Hateful Wastefulness of Mediocrityby Michael DoyleIs it as it seems some kind of conspiracyThis hateful wastefulness of mediocrityClearly, I am not genius quite enoughFor I, in my simplicity, to hazard a bluffThat human nature is an understandingI hold … Continue reading

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Our Finest Hour

At this stage of American history, we advanced onto the world stage having no real choice but to fight a war on multiple fronts in World War II and rather self consciously becoming a, if not the, world leader in … Continue reading

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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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Shoreline Conditions

Part IV of the story of the fall of legendary Troy: Shoreline Conditions by Michael Romani All the terms and conditions In even the earliest renditions Speak of two lovers washed on a shoreline Hand in hand, impervious to their … Continue reading

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The Mission of Paris

In the continuing saga of the fall of Troy: The Mission of Paris by Michael Romani Cheering Trojans party like no tomorrow Whispered rumors bring their sorrow A maiden finds her lips are sealed While coming darkness through a mirror … Continue reading

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The Return of Prince Paris

Second in the new series on the fall of Troy: The Return of Prince Paris by Michael Romani Paris asks for the gates of Troy To be part of the games that he enjoys Staking his life that he might … Continue reading

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A Prophecy Begun…

To begin a series on the fall of Troy: A Prophecy Begun… by Michael Romani A mother’s cry pierces the palace night The black blood runs signally something is not right A baby boy is delivered into this wretched world … Continue reading

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Sonic Gems: Erik Satie – Gymnopedies & Gnossiennes

When is a composer and pianist not a musician?  Give up?  When he is a “phonometrician” or a “gymnopedist”.  Ask Erik Satie and he would tell you that his slow somewhat clumsy pieces are not so much compositions as measures of … Continue reading

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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Black

Never will I forget that black day of darkest infamy When horror stepped out of the pages of surreality Startling it way across this workaday world of you and me And killing others over a cartoon became our reality Certainly, … Continue reading

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Day 29: For the Most Beautiful

Day 29’s challenge is to write a poem based on words from a poem we might like and words derived from it.  Having spent part of the day looking at the art of Ancient Greece and then teaching my princesses … Continue reading

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