Tag Archives: Silence

Thought For the Day: Better To Silent Than Speak and Be Thought A Fool

“Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.” – Maurice Switzer, in Mother Goose, Her Book I do not know that I fully agree with this adage.  Maybe, I think, it is … Continue reading

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City of Noise

City of Noise by Michael Romani For our ears there is no escape Not from the bustling sounds Of our shared landscape The omnipresent din that surrounds This may seem benign and endearing But is noise pollution that we are … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Sometimes It Is the Silence In Music That Speaks Loudest

“A note of music gains significance from the silence on either side.” – Anne Morrow Lindbergh, writer (1906-2001)          

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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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Thought For the Day: Never Miss A Good Chance To Shut Up

“Never miss a good chance to shut up.” – Will Rogers  Seemingly harsh, it is sound advice.  An old half remembered adage states something to the effect that God created each of us with two eyes and two ears but … Continue reading

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Certain Kind of Magic

Certain Kind of Magic by Michael Romani Love is a certain kind of magic Often cruel and sometimes tragic Yet, we would give everything For one more minute to sing To sing its praises on high Though, other times we … Continue reading

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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Entertain

Do you remember? Do you recall? The time at the grasshopper’s ball It was worth a chirp to entertain But, to think of it as more was just in vain Winters are perfect for the coldhearted With a pervasive silence … Continue reading

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#MeToo

#MeToo by Michael Romani It sometimes seems That the broken dreams Belong to the wealthy And maybe that’s unhealthy As in causes like #MeToo These privileges won’t do Won’t do; shouldn’t do Mustn’t do; you agree… don’t you? #MeToo needs … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Use the Talents That You Have

“Use the talents you possess, for the woods would be a very silent place if no birds sang except the best.” – Henry van Dyke, poet (10 Nov 1852-1933) Everybody has something to contribute.  None should be silent.  Speak up.  … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Rest In Peace, Biloxi Jake (d. 9/6/2017)

“No matter how close we are to another person, few human relationships are as free from strife, disagreement, and frustration as is the relationship you have with a good dog. Few human beings give of themselves to another as a … Continue reading

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