Tag Archives: Sublime

Word Prompt – Venus

Usually make up a new poem here for the word prompts.  This time however, a repeat from 2017: Venus, Bringer of Peace by Michael Romani In the early 1900s, so many were struck by Theosophy Falling into studying the occult, … Continue reading

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Legends Persist

Legends persist throughout our culture.  They always have.  I believe they always will. Legends Persist by Michael Romani Choking on the information age Where everything is instantly all the rage Be it Britney Spears or history The internet is here … Continue reading

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Burger, Shake and Fries

Burger, Shake and Fries by Michael Romani At times, I have little regard for consequences Being madly caught up in the references Served up samples of nostalgia on a bun All of it speaks of a life well done The … Continue reading

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Na/GloPoWriMo Day 22: Making the Impossible Happen

The Na/GloPoWriMo Day 22 challenge is to take a series of impossibilities and make them so. Alright.. I’ll give it a go. The impossibilities posed as desired to be made possible are: The sun can’t rise in the west. A … Continue reading

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Traces of Life’s Wind

Traces of Life’s Wind by Michael Romani In my imitation I find my mediocrity In my originality I find the divinity Or, at least a spark That brings me to rest Touching the sublime When I am put to test … Continue reading

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A Thing About Machines

In the continuing series for my eldest daughter, a poem for The Twilight Zone, Season 2, Episode 4: A Thing About Machines by Michael Romani A practicing sophisticate; writer of precious things There is a tart sophistry to all that he … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Edmund Burke – On Taste

Edmund Burke was born on  January 12, 1729   Aloha Promises Forever has previously discussed the life and legacy of Edmund Burke elsewhere on our post pages.  Please review these for a fuller background on this gentleman. The essay On Taste  … Continue reading

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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Carve

Carved there out of the mists of time Are the heroes and legends sublime Out here in the neon nights Lit up under the signs and lights Are those of us who seek for truth I, for one, have done … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics – On the Sublime and the Beautiful – Edmund Burke

The full title for Edmund Burke’s philosophical exposition on separating the beautiful and the sublime into separate categories is A Philosophical Enquiry Into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and the Beautiful.    This major work was studied by … Continue reading

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The Planets – Venus, The Bringer of Peace

There are Seven Pieces for Orchestra in Holst’s The Planets, Opus 32.  Each of these is based on what astrology alleges is the influence on a person from these planets.  Venus is seen as a bringer of peace.  Below, I … Continue reading

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