Tag Archives: War

Time Spent With the Harvard Classics – After Blenheim – Robert Southey

English poet Robert Southey wrote After Blenheim in 1796 as an anti-war poem.  The poem is based on that famous 1704 battle of that took place during the War of Spanish Succession. In this poem, two small children are playing when one … Continue reading

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Rabaul Harbor

Rabaul Harbor by Michael Romani Mankind has fought war after war It seems like we will forevermore Without a second thought of consequence Of how nature bears this in reluctance Absorbing all the we do to her One horrible aftermath … Continue reading

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First Principles: Be Just Friends and Brave Enemies

“I am ever unwilling that [peace] should be disturbed as long as the rights and interests of the nations can be preserved. But whensoever hostile aggressions require a resort to war, we must meet our duty and convince the world … Continue reading

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First Principles: A Republic Is the Only Government Not At War With Man

“The republican is the only form of government which is not eternally at open or secret war with the rights of mankind.” —Thomas Jefferson (1790)

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Aeneid – Virgil

Arma virumque cano  – Virgil “I sing of arms and of a man…” Virgil’s masterpiece, the Aeneid is a Latin epic poem widely regarded as one of the greatest master works of that genre.  It is a retelling of the legend of … Continue reading

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Short Form Poetry Workshop – Happenstance

Happenstance by Michael Romani Chanced Happenstance We found our own peace Though the wars blaze all around God Finds His own ways to shine on through Mankind seldom is Kind enough Pray (c) July 25, 2017 All Rights Reserved   … Continue reading

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Legacy Spoken

Legacy Spoken by Michael Romani This then is my beautiful land For which I would and did give More than some might understand This is the love for which I live It is that which is everything To which I … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: There Are Worse Things Than War

As Memorial Day in the United States of America rapidly approaches, this thought comes to mind: “War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things; the decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks nothing … Continue reading

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They Say We Won the War

They Say Won The War by Michael Romani They say we won the war But, I don’t listen any more I think we’ll finally win a war When we decide not to fight them any more I had always wanted … Continue reading

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First Principles: Interests Are Inseparable From Moral Duties

“We are firmly convinced, and we act on that conviction, that with nations as with individuals our interests soundly calculated will ever be found inseparable from our moral duties, and history bears witness to the fact that a just nation … Continue reading

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