Tag Archives: Poems

American Sentence Poetry Workshop

How to write an American Sentence Poem: • One sentence, 17 syllables, end of story. • Minimum words for maximum effect. • It makes for a rush of a poem, and if you’re trying your own hand at these and … Continue reading

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A Short Conversation With God

A Short Conversation With God by Michael Romani Some might see this as prayer And I suppose maybe that’s fair But, I hear this as conversation On this journey toward destination Though too given to procrastination Still this life has … Continue reading

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Na/GloPoWriMo Day 27: Tarot Under the Law

The challenge for Na/GloPoWriMo Day 27 is/was one that I do not find myself happily doing.  I have no idea what is up with this year’s series of challenges.  But, this one is perhaps the worse ever.  I believe as … Continue reading

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Na/GloPoWriMo 8: The Magic of Words

The Na/GloPoWriMo challenge on day 8 is to write a poem based in some way on magic.  I will catch up with these poems eventually.  If anyone is following along, I apologize for the lack of timeliness. The Magic of … Continue reading

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Na/GloPoWriMo 6: Comprehending the Asylum

The challenge for day 6 is to compose a poem of uneven lines.  Having sat through a standup comic’s routine and finding some tantalizing insights in his skits, I came up with this. Comprehending the Asylum by Michael Romani Outside … Continue reading

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City of Noise

City of Noise by Michael Romani For our ears there is no escape Not from the bustling sounds Of our shared landscape The omnipresent din that surrounds This may seem benign and endearing But is noise pollution that we are … Continue reading

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Solo

Solo by Michael Romani Too many are preoccupied by what they could That they never get around to if they should A sentiment that you can proclaim with a sigh Though so few do that I have to wonder why … Continue reading

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Gestures To Hope

Gestures To Hope by Michael Romani A shadow hangs over the dinner table In a manifestation of what we are capable As our fixation on intolerant ideology Marks the vandalization of our history Peace and good will for a few … Continue reading

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A Tale of Christmas In Two Parts

A Tale of Christmas In Two Parts by Michael Romani I I have heard it said That you can eat ’til you’re full And it’s still not enough The excuse to be given “But, it’s Christmas…” And one really shouldn’t … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: The Poetry of Christina Georgina Rossetti

The English poetess Christina Georgina Rossetti was born on December 5, 1830, and passed away on December 29, 1894.  She wrote a variety of romantic, devotional and children’s poems.  Among her most famous are Goblin Market, Remember, and Love Came Down At Christmas.  … Continue reading

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