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Thought For the Day: What One Can Be, One Must Be

“A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What one can be, one must be.” – Abraham Maslow, psychologist (1 Apr 1908-1970)    

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Like Dominoes Falling

On this the 18th day of Na/GloPoWriMo, the challenge is to write an elegy in which the sadness is based less on abstraction than concrete verbiage that helps a person feel the depth of sorrow felt.  To that degree, I … Continue reading

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Wordplay In Homographic

Na/GloPoWriM0 Day 14’s challenge is to use words that sound or look alike or are always confused for one another.  This took quite some doing in that I have used this twice this year and was out of ideas.  Still…. … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: A Writer Writes From Empathy More Than Experience

“Writers don’t write from experience, although many are hesitant to admit that they don’t. If you wrote from experience, you’d get maybe one book, maybe three poems. Writers write from empathy.” –  Nikki Giovanni    

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Catch & Release

Am I alone in seeing that the world has its moments of understated brilliance? Catch and Release by Michael Romani Writing to write, so it seems Is often the child of unknown dreams Miscast, recanted or fully embraced The soul … Continue reading

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A Parchment To Write On

Today, April 1, 2019, marks the beginning of the annual National/Global Poetry Writing Month.  The first gauntlet flung down is to write a poem based on the idea of making something.  A friend suggested parchment.  This became to me how … Continue reading

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Treasure From A Book

Last of the poems inspired by watching that wonderful tale, Paddington 2.  Maybe, in some ways,  I am still a child at heart.  But, I think everyone should watch this movie! Treasure From A Book by Michael Romani Every train comes … Continue reading

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Storybook Love

Once upon a time is as real now as it ever was and all dependent on just how much we’re willing to believe.  Is it enough to make it all come true? Storybook Love by Michael Romani In the storybook … Continue reading

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Rite of Your Own Story

Each tale told has its own writer.  This is especially true of our own tales. Rite of Your Own Story by Michael Romani In the rite of our own personal story There can be no big truth or glory Until … Continue reading

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Thought of the Day: To Write Well, Live Well

“I shall live badly if I do not write, and I shall write badly if I do not live.” – Francoise Sagan, playwright and novelist (21 Jun 1935-2004)      

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