Tag Archives: Silence

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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Broken Hearted Sonnet

Broken Hearted Sonnet by Michael Romani Hearts are such fickle things Not bound by words or even rings Too often secrets unknown Bring ruin to affections shown I could have loved you, perhaps, forever Loving you with no end; never … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Music Is the Silence

“Music is the silence between the notes.” – Claude Debussy

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Thought For the Day: Music Says What Cannot Be Said But Must Be Expressed

“Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.”   Victor Hugo, From Hugo’s Work William Shakespeare (1864), Part 1, Book II, Chapter IV              

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