Tag Archives: Writing

The Geometry of Divine Form

The Geometry of Divine Formby Michael DoyleEveryone it seems makes their mistakesBut is is the what we do with the heartbreaksThat makes all of the most meaningful differenceA life well lived holds this with reverenceSuch is the same even of … Continue reading

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Denunciation (of Joseph Brodsky)

Denunciation (Of Joseph Brodsky)by Michael DoyleNo longer the young poet, but grown olderHe remained the lyric voice of his generationA social parasite who lived ever bolderAs an involuntary exile held in venerationTold he was pornographic and destroyed by an anxietyNot … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: You Have To Hold Your Audience In Writing To the Very End – Much More Than In Talking, When People Have to Be Polite and Listen To You

“You have to hold your audience in writing to the very end — much more than in talking, when people have to be polite and listen to you.” – Brenda Ueland, writer (24 Oct 1891-1985)

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Thought For the Day: I Want To See How the Story Turns Out

“One day I was speeding along at the typewriter, and my daughter — who was a child at the time — asked me, “Daddy, why are you writing so fast?” And I replied, “Because I want to see how the … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Debates About Differences of Opinion On How To Interpret Evidence Are Good and Healthy Because These Discussions Further Our Understanding of Complex Issues

“Debates about differences of opinion on how to interpret evidence are good and healthy because these discussions further our understanding of complex issues. If we all agreed that something was true, then there would be no point in conducting research … Continue reading

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In the Truth of Poetry

In the Truth of Poetryby Michael DoyleLife, it seems in as far as it is reachableIs filled with those moments that are teachableOne of the most powerful of lessons to learnIs the ability to quick study, determine and discernA poem … Continue reading

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To A Northern Cardinal

It’s almost that time…. April 1st is the first day of NaPoWriMo/GloPoWriMo 2020.  As a warm up, the first suggestion was to write a poem about any bird.  I thought of an eagle in this time when we all need … Continue reading

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What makes a writer write? Even When Fractured Endlessly by Michael Romani Motifs of wilderness and isolation Provide the origin’s ragged narration These are the stories that keep company Even when fractured endlessly Repapered randomness may seem inane But in … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: The Lingua Franca of Our Day Is Video and Sound

“‘Writing’ is the Latin of our times. The modern language of the people is video and sound.” – Lawrence Lessig, professor and political activist (b. 3 Jun 1961) I hope he is wrong.  Then again, I can see why he … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Write Faster To Know the End of the Story

“One day I was speeding along at the typewriter, and my daughter — who was a child at the time — asked me, “Daddy, why are you writing so fast?” And I replied, “Because I want to see how the … Continue reading

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