Tag Archives: Soul

Dancer’s Guillotine

Dancer’s Guillotine by Michael Romani It’s a denunciation of distinction A singularity calling out its fascination The deepest feeling, reeling in my heart The point from which surrealism departs This world is a chaotic scene of violence Shown to you … Continue reading

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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Mentor

There is, I think, a splinter in my eye I said as I did my best John Wayne And pretended I would not cry She would not, I think, like my pain Yoshiko had been my mentor and my friend … Continue reading

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Na/GloPoWriMo Day 27: Tarot Under the Law

The challenge for Na/GloPoWriMo Day 27 is/was one that I do not find myself happily doing.  I have no idea what is up with this year’s series of challenges.  But, this one is perhaps the worse ever.  I believe as … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Truest Beauty of A Woman Shines From the Inside Out

“Taught from infancy that beauty is woman’s sceptre, the mind shapes itself to the body, and roaming round its gilt cage, only seeks to adorn its prison.” – Mary Wollstonecraft, reformer and writer (27 Apr 1759-1797)    

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Na/GloPoWriMo 8: The Magic of Words

The Na/GloPoWriMo challenge on day 8 is to write a poem based in some way on magic.  I will catch up with these poems eventually.  If anyone is following along, I apologize for the lack of timeliness. The Magic of … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Hating Others Belittles Our Souls

“I shall allow no man to belittle my soul by making me hate him.” – Booker T. Washington, reformer, educator, and author (5 Apr 1856-1915)        

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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Rube

Sometimes you just need it to be 5 O’clock somewhere To watch the sun set and feel the world turning there Putting aside a day that feels strangely like an intimation That you feel me a rube compared to your … Continue reading

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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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Sonic Gems: The Isley Brothers – The Heat Is On

Formed in the 1950s, the Cincinnati, Ohio vocal group, The Isley Brothers originally started as a gospel group before having one of the longest, most influential and diverse careers in modern American popular music.    In 1959, the group came … Continue reading

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Sonic Gems: Fishbone – Truth and Soul

Formed in 1979 Los Angeles, California, the rock band Fishbone plays a fusion of ska, punk, funk, heavy rock and soul.    The original lineup included John Fisher on bass, Dr. Madd Vibe on vocals and saxophone, Kendall Jones on … Continue reading

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