Tag Archives: Perfection

The Chasm Between

The Chasm Betweenby Michael DoyleWhen man creates the perfect machineWill it be as some utopian dreamsOr will they find the chasm betweenWho we are and how we wish to seemIs one which it escapes all detectionThat mortals such as we … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Intellect of Man Is Forced To Choose, Perfection of the Life, Or of the Work

“The intellect of man is forced to choose / Perfection of the life, or of the work, / And if it take the second must refuse / A heavenly mansion, raging in the dark.” -William Butler Yeats, writer, Nobel laureate … Continue reading

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Blessed, Broken, and Given

Blessed, Broken, and Givenby Michael DoyleWe live in the era of the offendedWhile we’ve forgotten that we’re friendedBy a friend who teaches in His storyThe ways to move past offense into gloryHave a sharp mind in every interrogationFinding discernment in … Continue reading

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Land Hold

Land Holdby Michael DoyleThe land holds its historyThe heart has its mysteryHeld generations in a familyIt’s the passing of love steadilyFrom generation to generationThe way of society’s inclinationAs we simply pass it onResisting that it ever be tornBut kept instead … Continue reading

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In A Hermitage of Petrified Words

In A Hermitage of Petrified Wordsby Michael DoyleLike a forest well petrifiedBy minerals filling in for lifeA poet thinks in his hermitageDreaming about things to study onThere’s an abandonment of conjunctionWhen like Chomsky, language ceases to functionWe drift like lyrics … Continue reading

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New Beginning Off Of An Old Ending

There is a tradition at the Short Form Poetry Workshop to work a couple of new poems from the end of famous older poems. This is one of the two written last night: New Beginning Off of An Old Endingby … Continue reading

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First Principles: We Must Take Human Nature As We Find It, Perfection Falls Not To the Share of Mortals

“We must take human nature as we find it, perfection falls not to the share of mortals.” – George Washington (1786)

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Petra Reexamined

Petra Reexaminedby Michael DoyleThere is an ancient city in which Nabataeans dweltThat is more carved than could be thought of as builtThis city of beauty and wonder is a World Heritage siteIt belongs to all of humanity by our noble … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The True Work of Art Is But A Shadow of the Divine Perfection

“The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.” – Michelangelo on the unveiling of his iconic “David” statue in Florence, Italy, September 8, 1504

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In the Providence of Seneca

In the Providence of Senecaby Michael DoyleIn the age of ancient tyrannyWhen Rome had lost its libertyEven a good man might compromiseFor the partial good seen in his eyesThough at times, it took its tollTo hide his better angels in … Continue reading

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