Tag Archives: Poet

Thought For the Day: What One Can Be, One Must Be

“A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What one can be, one must be.” – Abraham Maslow, psychologist (1 Apr 1908-1970)    

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Like Dominoes Falling

On this the 18th day of Na/GloPoWriMo, the challenge is to write an elegy in which the sadness is based less on abstraction than concrete verbiage that helps a person feel the depth of sorrow felt.  To that degree, I … Continue reading

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A Pillow’s Talk of Things

The ninth day of Na/GloPoWriMo is based on the lists found in Sei Shonagon’ s The Pillow Talk.  As the hour has grown later than I had hoped and only just recently finished a show along with a late dinner and … Continue reading

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Breathe the Legacy

The Na/GloPoWriMo Day Four challenge is to write a sad poem.   That’s easy enough to do this time around.  Someone who is increasingly important to me beyond nearly all measure of my meager words recently lost someone.  I can … Continue reading

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Thought of the Day: If You Can’t Be the Poet Be the Poem

“If you can’t be a poet, be the poem.” – David Carradine      

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Tattered Hall

At times, life is a bittersweet drink and yet still it is what quenches our thirst. Tattered Hall by Michael Romani With the tolling of the bells The poet is announced dead All the mystery and half of the spells … Continue reading

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Treasure From A Book

Last of the poems inspired by watching that wonderful tale, Paddington 2.  Maybe, in some ways,  I am still a child at heart.  But, I think everyone should watch this movie! Treasure From A Book by Michael Romani Every train comes … Continue reading

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Shakin’ the Sim On Halloween Eve

We were shaking the sim on that Halloween Eve We were looking around and could not believe Tuna Casserole can have a noxious effect Maybe we should be more careful to inspect The sirens, banshees and headless horsemen Have all … Continue reading

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Of Love and Loss

R.I.P. Donald Hall, poet Of Love and Loss by Michael Romani Sharing a moment of barnyard credibility The poet defended ordinary language and sensibility As the irresistible fodder of interpretation His poet’s life as much his journey as his destination … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Silence Can Be An Acceptable Response

“To a poet, silence is an acceptable response, even a flattering one.” – Colette, author (28 Jan 1873-1954)        

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