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Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... June, 2008
June 1, 2008 | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie

Posted on 05/31/2008 11:14:27 PM PDT by JustAmy

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To: JustAmy

Thank you, Amy. My kitchen window is next to where the flag is and when I am working at the sink, I get to watch my little critters, and it makes what I’m doing more pleasant! God put a beautiful world out there for us, didn’t He?


151 posted on 06/03/2008 6:38:39 AM PDT by jaycee
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To: GodBlessUSA

G.B., that is just too cute!


152 posted on 06/03/2008 6:41:41 AM PDT by jaycee
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To: NicknamedBob

So glad you do!


153 posted on 06/03/2008 6:42:14 AM PDT by gardengirl
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To: The Mayor

Thank you for today’s readings, Mr. Mayor! These words can help us all as we begin our day’s work or play! Mine will be work (when I tear myself away from the computer.)


154 posted on 06/03/2008 6:47:42 AM PDT by jaycee
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To: jaycee; OESY

Wel, atleast i didn’’t yuz whit pper for da browny recipe.

Too funny! Sounds like a great recipe, no matter what color paper it’s on!


155 posted on 06/03/2008 6:48:17 AM PDT by gardengirl
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To: La Enchiladita

Thank you, Dita. I was scanning through channels the other night and Carousel was playing on one of those channels that has classical movies running. Do you ever catch those movies? I didn’t watch it but they do have some great movies if you get time to watch them.


156 posted on 06/03/2008 6:51:51 AM PDT by jaycee
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To: JustAmy; NicknamedBob; Billie

Lovely picture and words from NNB.


157 posted on 06/03/2008 6:54:55 AM PDT by jaycee
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To: Diver Dave

Just adorable!


158 posted on 06/03/2008 7:00:05 AM PDT by jaycee
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To: JustAmy; Kitty Mittens; La Enchiladita; Lady Jag; OESY; Cardhu; GodBlessUSA; yorkie; gardengirl; ...
Good Morning to Amy's Place


Tibetan Free Birds

159 posted on 06/03/2008 7:09:43 AM PDT by jaycee
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To: All; Billie; NicknamedBob
That's a pretty graphic, Billie, and I always enjoy your poetry, NnB. Thank you!

Haven't been able to spend much time here lately, and looks like today will not be much different, but I will check in when I can.

Have a good day, everyone. :-)

160 posted on 06/03/2008 7:28:10 AM PDT by Mama_Bear (My heroes wear camouflage!)
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To: Diver Dave; Jim Robinson; JustAmy; notpoliticallycorewrecked; Enterprise
It sure will be grate to see you at the next rally, DD, and our intrepid leader, Jim. Can't wait to get out on our corner again and wave the flag for our troops!
161 posted on 06/03/2008 7:37:14 AM PDT by Mama_Bear (My heroes wear camouflage!)
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To: jaycee

Best way to start the day. I have to get out of here too. It’s raining and I have to pick up material and start building a deck. Hope the rain stops.


162 posted on 06/03/2008 7:45:35 AM PDT by The Mayor ( In GodÂ’s works we see His hand; in His Word we hear His heart)
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To: FRiends; JustAmy; Mama_Bear; Billie; NicknamedBob; ST.LOUIE1; Cardhu; Kitty Mittens; ...
Robin's Eggs

What Happened To Our Robins

Happy Egg Day To Amy's Place
I thought bird lover's and nest watchers would enjoy this account.

163 posted on 06/03/2008 8:10:44 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: JustAmy

Tell me who forced you to do laundry and I’ll take care of them.

;-)


164 posted on 06/03/2008 9:50:55 AM PDT by Lady Jag (You can contribute to FR any time at https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate)
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To: MEG33

So..... I’m not the only one who names the babies “Junior.” :):)

What a harrowing story, MEG, one mishap or close call after another. I think the cat got one of the babies, but also hope the last one survived. I think the nest is on a low branch so, if a baby falls out, they have a better chance of surviving....???

The picture of 3 eggs is so pretty, nothing as pretty as robin’s egg blue. Happy Egg Day!!


165 posted on 06/03/2008 10:46:19 AM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: JustAmy; All

I already had my egg this morning before I read this:)

These days I like a plain hard-cooked egg with salt and pepper.

Everyone knows how to make a hard-cooked (not boiled) egg, right?


166 posted on 06/03/2008 10:48:51 AM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: Diver Dave

Scandalous!!


167 posted on 06/03/2008 10:49:23 AM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: JustAmy; Aquamarine; beachn4fun; Billie; Diver Dave; DollyCali; dutchess; GodBlessUSA; jaycee; ...

CORINNA’S GOING A-MAYING.
by Robert Herrick

GET up, get up for shame, the blooming morn
Upon her wings presents the god unshorn.
See how Aurora throws her fair
Fresh-quilted colours through the air :
Get up, sweet slug-a-bed, and see
The dew bespangling herb and tree.
Each flower has wept and bow’d toward the east
Above an hour since : yet you not dress’d ;
Nay ! not so much as out of bed?
When all the birds have matins said
And sung their thankful hymns, ‘tis sin,
Nay, profanation to keep in,
Whereas a thousand virgins on this day
Spring, sooner than the lark, to fetch in May.

Rise and put on your foliage, and be seen
To come forth, like the spring-time, fresh and green,
And sweet as Flora. Take no care
For jewels for your gown or hair :
Fear not ; the leaves will strew
Gems in abundance upon you :
Besides, the childhood of the day has kept,
Against you come, some orient pearls unwept ;
Come and receive them while the light
Hangs on the dew-locks of the night :
And Titan on the eastern hill
Retires himself, or else stands still
Till you come forth. Wash, dress, be brief in praying :
Few beads are best when once we go a-Maying.

Come, my Corinna, come ; and, coming, mark
How each field turns a street, each street a park
Made green and trimm’d with trees : see how
Devotion gives each house a bough
Or branch : each porch, each door ere this
An ark, a tabernacle is,
Made up of white-thorn neatly interwove ;
As if here were those cooler shades of love.
Can such delights be in the street
And open fields and we not see’t ?
Come, we’ll abroad ; and let’s obey
The proclamation made for May :
And sin no more, as we have done, by staying ;
But, my Corinna, come, let’s go a-Maying.

There’s not a budding boy or girl this day
But is got up, and gone to bring in May.
A deal of youth, ere this, is come
Back, and with white-thorn laden home.
Some have despatch’d their cakes and cream
Before that we have left to dream :
And some have wept, and woo’d, and plighted troth,
And chose their priest, ere we can cast off sloth :
Many a green-gown has been given ;
Many a kiss, both odd and even :
Many a glance too has been sent
From out the eye, love’s firmament ;
Many a jest told of the keys betraying
This night, and locks pick’d, yet we’re not a-Maying.

Come, let us go while we are in our prime ;
And take the harmless folly of the time.
We shall grow old apace, and die
Before we know our liberty.
Our life is short, and our days run
As fast away as does the sun ;
And, as a vapour or a drop of rain
Once lost, can ne’er be found again,
So when or you or I are made
A fable, song, or fleeting shade,
All love, all liking, all delight
Lies drowned with us in endless night.
Then while time serves, and we are but decaying,
Come, my Corinna, come, let’s go a-Maying.


168 posted on 06/03/2008 10:50:41 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN 1969. St. Peregrine, patron saint of cancer patients, pray for us.)
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To: OESY

How TRULY AMAZING!!!


169 posted on 06/03/2008 10:51:36 AM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: JustAmy; yorkie; pandoraou812; La Enchiladita; gardengirl; OESY; MEG33; jaycee; Mama_Bear; ...



YAY! EGG DAY!!!


170 posted on 06/03/2008 10:53:14 AM PDT by Lady Jag (You can contribute to FR any time at https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate)
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To: GodBlessUSA; MEG33; jaycee; JustAmy; Lady Jag
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I'm cracked and I know it... LOL!!!!

171 posted on 06/03/2008 11:02:19 AM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: jaycee

I don’t catch ‘em cuz I don’t have cable:) It’s just as well, (((Jaycee))). The vinyl albums of “Oklahoma” and “Carousel” were two of the very first LPs I owned and played on my portable hi-fi:) I was a member of the Capitol Record Club. I loved the movie, too, saw it only once or twice.


172 posted on 06/03/2008 11:05:49 AM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: jaycee



Free? Where?



173 posted on 06/03/2008 11:07:02 AM PDT by Lady Jag (You can contribute to FR any time at https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate)
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To: La Enchiladita

I knew you would identify with this,(((Dita)))! I was just looking for robins eggs but happened upon the site..Your idea makes sense as they kick the young out and feed them on the ground before they can fly.

I posted this and FR immediately went down for me..Just now I can get back on.


174 posted on 06/03/2008 11:11:16 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: jaycee

Pretty birdies!


175 posted on 06/03/2008 11:13:49 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: MEG33

I signed on, maybe 30 mins ago, and each click gets a very slooooooowww response. I sent a mail but it didn’t show in “Sent Mail.” I waited 15 minutes and it appeared; almost sent a duplicate mail.


176 posted on 06/03/2008 11:14:59 AM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: ConorMacNessa; Aquamarine; beachn4fun; Billie; Diver Dave; DollyCali; dutchess; GodBlessUSA; ...

You Meaner Beauties of the Night
By Sir Henry Wotton

You meaner beauties of the night,
That poorly satisfy our eyes
More by your number than your light;
You common people of the skies,
What are you when the sun shall rise?

You curious chanters of the wood,
That warble forth Dame Nature’s lays,
Thinking your voices understood
By your weak accents; what’s your praise
When Philomel her voice shall raise?

You violets that first appear,
By your pure purple mantles known,
Like the proud virgins of the year,
As if the spring were all your own;
What are you when the rose is blown?

So, when my mistress shall be seen
In form and beauty of her mind,
By virtue first, then choice, a queen,
Tell me, if she were not design’d
Th’ eclipse and glory of her kind?


177 posted on 06/03/2008 11:15:47 AM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines, RVN 1969. St. Peregrine, patron saint of cancer patients, pray for us.)
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To: MEG33

Meg, I wrote you back about the darling ‘robin story’ and said several things and the post wouldn’t go. I’ve had a lot of trouble with this computer and I am about to throw a big hissy fit! I’ve been too nice!

I did enjoy the story about the robins. It was so exciting and mysterious. Hard to understand. Just like my trials with the bluebirds!

At the moment, the computer is a bit better! I haven’t hit a lick at a snake! And I’m hungry now. Paper work time....hate it! If I was rich I would just hire it done~~LOL~~~as a matter of fact, I would hire everything done, except what I like to do! Now, what is it I like to do the best? ha!


178 posted on 06/03/2008 11:28:02 AM PDT by jaycee
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To: La Enchiladita

Dita, I wish you would get another hummingbird nest! I need some excitement in my life! It was so much fun keeping up with those little sweeties!


179 posted on 06/03/2008 11:30:05 AM PDT by jaycee
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To: La Enchiladita

Dita, I wish you would get another hummingbird nest! I need some excitement in my life! It was so much fun keeping up with those little sweeties!


180 posted on 06/03/2008 11:30:12 AM PDT by jaycee
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To: jaycee

What’s that you say?:)
LOL.

The momma is nesting elsewhere now but comes back to the feeder for the yummy nectar that I make:)


181 posted on 06/03/2008 11:31:51 AM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: jaycee

I lost all connection to FR for awhile today! It wasn’t just your computer..It was FR having downtime.

Glad you liked reading the story..I did, too!


182 posted on 06/03/2008 11:34:56 AM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: La Enchiladita

Yeah Dita, I copied that to send to some of my exciting email buddies! It was so cute!


183 posted on 06/03/2008 11:35:38 AM PDT by jaycee
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To: Lady Jag

Don’t know where you get your darling graphics but they are something else!


184 posted on 06/03/2008 11:38:23 AM PDT by jaycee
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To: La Enchiladita; GodBlessUSA; MEG33; jaycee; JustAmy; All

185 posted on 06/03/2008 11:39:41 AM PDT by Lady Jag (You can contribute to FR any time at https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate)
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To: Lady Jag

I thought that was a peculiar name too, but aren’t they darling? Little innocent babies!


186 posted on 06/03/2008 11:40:48 AM PDT by jaycee
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To: Lady Jag

Oh-oh.


187 posted on 06/03/2008 11:41:08 AM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: jaycee

Sorry about double posting....its because its slow and won’t post. I believe FR is having a bit of a problem also!


188 posted on 06/03/2008 11:44:16 AM PDT by jaycee
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To: Lady Jag

Now see there! Re: my last post~~


189 posted on 06/03/2008 11:45:45 AM PDT by jaycee
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To: jaycee
That happy carton of eggs started as a clipart image. To animate, all I did was reverse that image and use the two resulting images to make the animation. Easy with my simple animation software.

Same with this raccoon. One background and two raccoon images, one reversed, and suddenly there's a raccoon dancing in the streets.


190 posted on 06/03/2008 11:46:34 AM PDT by Lady Jag (You can contribute to FR any time at https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate)
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To: La Enchiladita
Hey, there's more than one way to crack an egg.


191 posted on 06/03/2008 11:57:52 AM PDT by Lady Jag (You can contribute to FR any time at https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate)
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To: jaycee
Don't back down, girl!

Stand up for your own wise cracks.


192 posted on 06/03/2008 12:00:04 PM PDT by Lady Jag (You can contribute to FR any time at https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate)
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To: jaycee
Thank you, my Dear FRiend, and your Goodnight Graphic was One of the Most Beautiful I've Ever Seen. I Hope your Day is a Wonderful One! It's So Beautiful Here, and if it wasn't So Windy I would Go Outside and Take Some Pictures of Flowers, but they are Waving Around too Much, Lol. There are Several New Ones I haven't Yet Recorded on my Camera, so I Hope to Do so in the Next Few Days.


193 posted on 06/03/2008 12:15:21 PM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!!)
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To: Lady Jag


We're in the 90s here.

194 posted on 06/03/2008 12:32:09 PM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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To: JustAmy; Lady Jag; MEG33; La Enchiladita; jaycee; Kitty Mittens; All




One Egg = One Day

I have a picture of an egg
Painted by a friend
It's what I see to start each day
Hanging there at my bed's end

A day is like an egg, you know
Self-contained within its shell
Filled with energy and purpose
And yet remains so very frail

To free the many options here
A crack is all it takes
The shell turns loose potential
Like the dawn as each day breaks

The fate of either is our choice
The egg ...to hatch ...or boil ...or fry
The day ...to fill with worthwhile tasks
Or just enjoy as life goes by

All of our days, as all of our eggs
Are ours to use, but listen, folks
Beware of how you handle them
Some of them have double yolks!

— Fran C. Crawford, March 1999

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195 posted on 06/03/2008 12:37:33 PM PDT by OESY
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To: Lady Jag; JustAmy; Billie; NicknamedBob; MEG33; Diver Dave; La Enchiladita; All; FRiends
Lady Jag, I Love your Animations, and the Neat Graphics and Pics that you Post! : )

Amy, Billie, and NicknamedBob, your #138 is Neat, and Billie, that is a Darling Graphic.

I Loved Reading the Robin Story, Meg, and Diver Dave, your Pic of the Puppy is Adorable.

'Dita, I couldn't Get your #136 to Open, but I'm on my Ancient Laptop, Lol, and will Try Again Tonight on my Newer Computer.

Thank you to Everyone for the Fun Thread!


196 posted on 06/03/2008 12:49:36 PM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!!)
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To: JustAmy; Lady Jag; MEG33; La Enchiladita; jaycee; Kitty Mittens; All




A dozen eggs from a broken family.



Nest Eggs


Birds all the summer day
Flutter and quarrel
Here in the arbour-like
Tent of the laurel.

Here in the fork
The brown nest is seated;
For little blue eggs
The mother keeps heated.

While we stand watching her
Staring like gabies,
Safe in each egg are the
Bird's little babies.

Soon the frail eggs they shall
Chip, and upspringing
Make all the April woods
Merry with singing.

Younger than we are,
O children, and frailer,
Soon in the blue air they'll be,
Singer and sailor.

We, so much older,
Taller and stronger,
We shall look down on the
Birdies no longer.

They shall go flying
With musical speeches
High overhead in the
Tops of the beeches.

In spite of our wisdom
And sensible talking,
We on our feet must go
Plodding and walking.

— Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894)

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197 posted on 06/03/2008 12:51:51 PM PDT by OESY
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To: OESY
That's Cute, OESY! : )


198 posted on 06/03/2008 12:58:08 PM PDT by Kitty Mittens (To God Be All Excellent Praise!!)
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To: JustAmy
I learned to drive in a '47 Studebaker truck that looked a lot like that truck. The Studebaker was in considerably better condition than that truck but, anyway, it put me in the mood for some mobile poetry.

So, how about some poetry in motion

199 posted on 06/03/2008 1:15:29 PM PDT by fewz (I may vote for McCain just to see if the Hollywood Commies will really leave.)
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To: Kitty Mittens

(((Kitty)))

200 posted on 06/03/2008 2:32:40 PM PDT by MEG33 (God Bless Our Military)
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