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Na/GloPoWriMo #24: Perishable

Na/GloPoWriMo #24: Perishableby Michael DoylePerishable as a live plantShe insists but just can’tThere a perfect consolation in leafIts in its hiding manifestations of griefIn the soft shame of being seenEach of us fails our push at being human beingsPotted plants … Continue reading

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Na/GloPoWriMo #22: As A Sign of the Times

Na/GloPoWriMo #22: As A Sign of the Timesby Michael DoyleAs a sign of the timesThe last book I readWas read onlinePoetry told no longer rhymesNor does it impart lesson or deedYet, as an art, they call this fineAs a sign … Continue reading

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As It Is With the Moon Above

As It Is With the Moon Aboveby Michael DoyleIn all the suffering behind poetryIt plays out deeply as if in melancholyIt’s a pouring out of love and painSomething lettered and yet still in vainSunshine and spring are simply a prefaceFor … Continue reading

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A Change to the Format

As I have renewed this for one more year, I want to announce that there will be a change to the format beginning tomorrow in which instead of trying to simply keep this a poetry, first principle and thought for … Continue reading

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In the Precedent of 2020

In the Precedent of 2020by Michael DoyleThere is something setQuietly there in the precedentAn unlikely principle we forgetThat we’d not be without accidentWho it is that we are todayI hope that’s not too flippant to sayThat despite our efforts to … Continue reading

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A Tale of Christmas In Two Parts

A Tale of Christmas In Two Parts (Republished for 2020)by Michael Doyle aka Michael Romani I. I have heard it saidThat you can eat ’til you’re fullAnd it’s still not enoughThe excuse to be given“But, it’s Christmas…”And one really shouldn’t … Continue reading

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In the Infinite Depth

In the infinite Depthby Michael DoyleIn the infinite depthOf this emotionMy love for youIs deeper than the oceanMy hope rests inWhat it is that I cherishDreaming that it Will never perishAnd that as our loveKnows its high and lowsThat it … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: There Is No Frigate Like A Book To Take Us Lands Away, Nor Any Coursers Like Page of Prancing Poetry

“There is no frigate like a book / To take us lands away, / Nor any coursers like a page / Of prancing poetry.” -Emily Dickinson, poet (10 Dec 1830-1886

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Beauty’s Brutality

Beauty’s Brutalityby Michael DoyleIn the deeps of Finland’s heartThe land lies in its darknessBathed in the Northern LightFrom where whispers of hope startAgainst the chilling harshnessBelow winter’s frosted nightSummer has been quick and fleetingTo thrive here takes endurance and courageWorn … Continue reading

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