Tag Archives: Rules

Rules of the Beast I

A sort of start at a poetic retelling of the classic Dracula tale: Rules of the Beast I by Michael Romani As the approach is made to castle There is fear amongst its vassals A crucifix is given in protection … Continue reading

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Commit Freedom To Memory

Yesterday, December 15, 2019, was Bill of Rights Day!  I was semi-astonished when I didn’t find anyone making reference to this.   I was busily recovering from a long walk without a coat taken on Saturday.   By the way, … Continue reading

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Webster’s Calling

At one time, Noah Webster called for a unifying national language of American English.  On learning that the English were buying his dictionary, he decided instead it was a better thing to recognize that English is English with more in … Continue reading

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Nostalgia For Guantanamo

Next on the series of challenges for Na/GloPoWriMo Day 11 is to write a poem pertinent to places of origin.  It seems to me that regardless of place of birth or my history of Hawai’i and California, the place that … Continue reading

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When It’s Gone

My Plan B poem for the poetry month event.  It wasn’t necessarily meant to be the poem dealing with the passage of time.  But then, as the words flowed, it’s exactly about that isn’t it? When It’s Gone by Michael … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Pedantry and Mastery Are Opposite Attitudes Toward Rules

“Pedantry and mastery are opposite attitudes toward rules. To apply a rule to the letter, rigidly, unquestioningly, in cases where it fits and in cases where it does not fit, is pedantry … To apply a rule with natural ease, … Continue reading

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Children of the Night

Once on a full moon’s howling… Children of the Night by Michael Romani Shackled in darkness and chains Life batters at us while we refrain Toys of love have rules of their own With all the goodbyes that leave us … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Always Do Today What You Will Wish You Had Done Tomorrow

“If we are ever in doubt about what to do, it is a good rule to ask ourselves what we shall wish on the morrow that we had done.” –  John Lubbock (1834-1913)        

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Willful Blindness

Willful Blindness by Michael Romani Few in words but reliable Is the life found viable Stated simply in the declarative The crucial moments in our narrative These crucial moments of unsparing poetry Slip the strictures in blurred novelty The courage … Continue reading

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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Enroll

As the hot fire burned in the woodstove just behind Curly found himself yawning, drifting in his mind To his first days there at the old desert school When Pa had taken him for learning his rules It seemed like … Continue reading

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