Tag Archives: Tragedy

The Fish Are Dying

The Fish Are Dying by Michael Romani The fish are dying!! The fish are dying!! I hear environmentalists crying The fish are all dying And they are not lying But, did you know … It’s all due to the hippo? … Continue reading

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WordPress – #Daily Prompt – Courage

Bravely into the smoke without much hope they went No time to pause but purposely into needed ascent Above the fold, you’ll find the moments of courage Dignified into the tears cried dripping onto the page Even in these darkest … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Christopher Marlowe – Edward II

On February 26, 1564, the English playwright, poet and translator, Christopher Marlowe was born.  Before his death on May 30, 1593, Marlowe had become the foremost Elizabethan tragedian of his day.  It is touted that he was a great inspiration … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: William Shakespeare – Hamlet

Although in some circles it is believed that we do not even really know who William Shakespeare truly was, the ‘Bard of Avon’ is said to have been born on April 26, 1564.  The poet, playwright, and actor came to … Continue reading

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Sophocles – Antigone

Tradition states that Sophocles perished on January 30, 405 B.C.   We have previously discussed the life and legacy of Sophocles elsewhere.  We have also discussed the Thebes tragedies.  Antigone  was written in or about 441 B.C. and is part … Continue reading

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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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