Tag Archives: Words

Inspired By Conversation

Inspired By Conversationby Michael DoyleLife has its hitsThat come along the wayThe Devil has his duesWe all have to payIt’s a slow paradeThe passage of these yearsFilled with ups and downsIts smiles and its tearsBut of all the thingsThat have … Continue reading

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To the New Sunrise

To the New Sunriseby Michael DoyleHand to heart, heart to handI wish only that you understandThat even if it weren’t for all your charmI would never wish to bring you harmWhen and wherever you may goYou take my care beyond … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Remove All Periods. They Are Scars Made By Words I Couldn’t Bring Myself To Say

“Remove all periods / They are scars made by words / I couldn’t bring myself to say/” – Charles Simic, poet (b. 9 May 1938)

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The Importance of the Word

The Importance of the Wordby Michael DoyleIn this roll of yearsSoftly past the flowing tearsI think on words soughtTo connect the dot-to-dotThe words in mindI seek and sometimes findThat words are cultureAnd culture is the we nurtureSlipped into this elasticityIs … Continue reading

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Falling In the Darkness

Falling In the Darknessby Michael DoyleWhatever your beliefI do not mean you griefPlease don’t be annoyedWhen I explain about the voidThat some see and believeBecause it is what they conceiveBetween God and brother manThat confuses us when it canSome react … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: High Is Our Calling, Friend! Creative Art

“High is our calling, Friend! Creative Art / (Whether the instrument of words she use, / Or pencil pregnant with ethereal hues,) / Demands the service of a mind and heart.” -William Wordsworth, poet (1770-1850)

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First Principles: How Strangely Will the Tools of A Tyrant Pervert the Plain Meaning of Words

“How strangely will the Tools of a Tyrant pervert the plain Meaning of Words!” — Samuel Adams, 1776

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Thought For the Day: Raise Your Words, Not Your Voice. It Is Rain That Grows Flowers, Not Thunder

 “Raise your words, not your voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.” – Rumi

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In A Hermitage of Petrified Words

In A Hermitage of Petrified Wordsby Michael DoyleLike a forest well petrifiedBy minerals filling in for lifeA poet thinks in his hermitageDreaming about things to study onThere’s an abandonment of conjunctionWhen like Chomsky, language ceases to functionWe drift like lyrics … Continue reading

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Under the Potter’s Hands

Under the Potter’s Handsby Michael DoyleUnder the potter’s handsHe forms the clayWe talk, He understandsWe live yet another dayIn our time, we fold handsAcross the world, in many landsTalking to God quietlyRescued from myself politelyGod in His purpose and mercyCorrects … Continue reading

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