Tag Archives: Shakespeare

Weren’t Those the Teenaged Years?

Weren’t Those the Teenaged Years?by Michael DoyleThe teenaged yearsOf Saturday night solitudeWas a parade of smiles and tearsAnd many dramasWaiting to intrudeInto the happiness that cameAnd that provided the frameIn moments of ShakespeareThat kept us awakeMaking us braver than our … Continue reading

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Lessons From Tristan and Isolde

Lessons From Tristan and Isoldeby Michael DoyleLove has been the subject of great mysteryThroughout all of mankind’s fabled historySometimes life’s lessons have become legendaryFrom Shakespeare to the Athenian tragedyIt’s true what a thing it is, this fine messThat mortals confess … Continue reading

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In the Tragedy of Wisdom

In the Tragedy of Wisdomby Michael DoyleAs we sit writing for an audienceAimed as it is to somehow pleaseThe words of Shakespeare and SophoclesShine in all of their brillianceOne wrote for the strong, just kingThe other in the promise of … Continue reading

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In the Bard’s Memory

In the Bard’s Memoryby Michael DoyleThere is something in elevated speechThat touches the depths of our soulsKeeping these words close within reachIs truly something worthy to extolIt’s something far greater than fallacyTo believe that words and phrases hold powerI say … Continue reading

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Remember To Forget

Remember To Forgetby Michael DoyleAs long as there is lifeThere is, at least, some hopeRegardless of our strifeThis helps us to quietly copeThose things that bring us to edgeWe need to forgive as our sinThat which as brought us to … Continue reading

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In the Hateful Wastefulness of Mediocrity

In the Hateful Wastefulness of Mediocrityby Michael DoyleIs it as it seems some kind of conspiracyThis hateful wastefulness of mediocrityClearly, I am not genius quite enoughFor I, in my simplicity, to hazard a bluffThat human nature is an understandingI hold … Continue reading

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Books Read Throughout Life

Books Read Throughout Lifeby Michael DoyleIn a repeated mantra of lifeIn all the things we have soughtThere is the truth reflectedIn lessons accidentally taughtIn this and all stages of lifeWe find it’s worth another lookTo sit and quietly curl upWith … Continue reading

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Finding the Good

I had a discussion with someone many years ago about why I wanted two princesses to be familiar with the literary classics from which there were derived the 5′ Shelf of Books aka Harvard Classics.  After all, the contention was, … Continue reading

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Dr. Seuss With No Excuse

Two weeks in aka Day 14 of Na/GloPoWriMo 2020 and the challenge prompt today is: “to think about your own inspirations and forebears (whether literary or otherwise). Specifically, I challenge you today to write a poem that deals with the … Continue reading

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In A Relevance of Universal Mind

A rose by any other name is still a rose.  That’s the proposition of Shakespeare, correct?  All the same no matter how inspired or inspiring it is still simply part of the created.  God known by any other name is … Continue reading

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