Tag Archives: Poet

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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Crossed Examination

Crossed Examination by Michael Romani With a star crossed examination Of all the available information There are questions that arise Seen gently through a poet’s eyes With twenty love poems written It’s clear that a poet is bitten Deeply in … Continue reading

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Blank Verse For the Conforming Poet

Blank Verse For the Conforming Poet by Michael Romani Listen she tells me that often enough It’s a simple thing to learn if you try But it’s often things so simple that I Find so very hard to do so … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics – Sir Walter Scott – Thomas Carlyle

Born on December 4, 1795, Thomas Carlyle was a Scottish philosopher, satirical writer, essayist, translator, historian, and mathematician before passing on  February 5, 1881.   He was a gifted lecturer who provided many varied insights during the Victorian age.  One … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Selected Poems of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., was a member of the New England Fireside Poets who lived from August 29, 1809 to October 7, 1894.  He was a physician, polymath and author and as previously stated, a poet.   His most famous … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics – The Courtin’ – James Russell Lowell

James Russell Lowell was an American Romantic poet, critic, editor and diplomat. His work is associated with the Fireside poets – the first group of American poets to rival the British in their work.  Their use of conventional forms and … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics – The Life of Dr. Donne – Izaak Walton

Izaak Walton is best known as the author of The Compleat Angler.  He also wrote a series of short biographies.  These have been established as a collection called Walton’s Lives.  Among these is The Life of Dr. Donne. An interesting aspect about his … Continue reading

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Time Spent On the Harvard Classics: Of Agriculture – Abraham Cowley

“We may talk what we please,” he cries in his enthusiasm for the oldest of the arts, “of lilies, and lions rampant, and spread eagles, in fields d’or or d’argent; but, if heraldry were guided by reason, a plough in … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Greatest Pain Is To Love In Vain

“A mighty pain to love it is, and ’tis a pain that pain to miss but of all the pains, the greatest pain is to love, but love in vain.” – Abraham Crowley  

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