Tag Archives: Tragedy

In the Presence of God

In the Presence of God by Michael Romani Finding ourselves in need of His presence Unable to make it without His essence Everyday and in every way, this is true In this breakaway world, nothing else will do Where there … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Euripides – The Bacchae

Born in approximately 480 BC, the Athenian tragedian Euripides from who approximately 18-19 extant plays of his approximately 92-95 dramas have survived.  He along with Aeschylus and Sophocles are most of what we know of ancient Greek drama.  Euripides has … Continue reading

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Harvard Classics: King Lear, Act IV – Shakespeare

Aloha Promises Forever has previously discussed the life and importance of English playwright William Shakespeare.  King Lear is a tragedy written by Shakespeare that depicts King Lear’s descent into madness after disposing his kingdom and bring tragedy to all involved.  It … Continue reading

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First Principles: Limiting Information In A Republic Leads To Ignorance and Failed Government

“A popular Government, without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a Prologue to a Farce or a Tragedy; or, perhaps both. Knowledge will forever govern ignorance: And a people who mean to be their own Governors, … Continue reading

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Prayer For Normalcy

Prayer For Normalcy by Michael Romani Somehow made it through another tragedy Now I’m looking for a little normalcy But it feels like everything is wrong Nothing fits and nothing here belongs Crashing hard on my sense of reality Sometimes … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Faust – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Today is the celebration of the birth of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe on August 28, 1749.  There may be no better day fit for an examination of his classic work, Faust. Faust is an excellent tragic play in two parts.  It … Continue reading

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Chasing Coral

Chasing Coral by Michael Romani Drawn to the magic of the oceans The divers film from their emotions It feels like time has slowed down In wetsuits and flippers worn like a clown An alien world on our own planet … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Shakespeare’s Macbeth

The full title of this work by William Shakespeare’s dramatic work is The Tragedy of Macbeth.  Rumor has it that its first performance was in 1606.  But, it’s hard to pin down any eyewitnesses to this.   This play speaks to … Continue reading

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