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Poetry (General/Chat)

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  • Bob Dylan: 'Mr. Tambourine Man' turns 79 today

    05/24/2020 8:39:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/24/2020 | Silvio Canto Jr.
    We remember Robert Zimmerman, who was born in Minnesota on this day in 1941.  We know him as Bob Dylan. As far as I know, Dylan has been quiet lately.  He seems to be enjoying retirement and having the rest of us listen to his songs.  (By the way, May is another anniversary of Dylan's second album, the one that included "Blowing in the wind.") Dylan did win the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2016.  Eventually, he accepted the award, but his trip to Stockholm was typical Dylan, as I recall reading in The New Yorker: When he finally showed up in Stockholm, during an...
  • The Gods of the Copybook Headings, by Rudyard Kipling

    05/12/2020 4:48:21 AM PDT · by SharpenedEdge · 9 replies
    26 Oct 1919 | Rudyard Kipling
    The Gods of the Copybook Headings AS I PASS through my incarnations in every age and race, I make my proper prostrations to the Gods of the Market Place. Peering through reverent fingers I watch them flourish and fall, And the Gods of the Copybook Headings, I notice, outlast them all. We were living in trees when they met us. They showed us each in turn That Water would certainly wet us, as Fire would certainly burn: But we found them lacking in Uplift, Vision and Breadth of Mind, So we left them to teach the Gorillas while we followed...
  • Before Radio (1923), If You Wanted Music, You Had to MAKE It Yourself

    05/02/2020 8:05:47 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 22 replies
    WordPress ^ | 05/02/2020 | CharlesOconnell
    100 years ago, everyone who wasn't deaf or tone deaf, sang together, on average, at least weekly. Between 1900 and 1909, nearly one hundred songs each sold more than one million copies of sheet music. 1 million instances of "WHAT"? Page-clicks? Streaming downloads? MTV video views? Compact Disc purchases? Walk-Man cassettes? Juke-box dime drops? 45 rpm or 33-rpm store buys? Age of radio program listens? NO. Multiple 1-million sales per year of sheet music which each family's piano player in a country with 300 piano companies in the US alone before WW1, played casual-popular SHEET MUSIC sung to by another...
  • Defiance 2008 Full Movie HD

    04/21/2020 1:43:39 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Kumawat 5K ^ | 19/4/20
    The whole movie. For real.
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... April, May and June, 2020

    03/31/2020 9:28:26 PM PDT · by JustAmy · 592 replies
    April 1, 2020 | Meg33; The Mayor, Trisham, JustAmy
    Welcome To.... 'Amy's Place' welcomes all poets and those who enjoy poetry.'Amy's Place' is more than just about poetry.Come in, relax, and share with fellow FReepersyour thoughts about any of the things on the *Menu*. Enjoy! :) Never Forget! Bad Penny Amy's personal guardian ~ the ever charming, lovable, huggable, LouieWolf Many thanks for stopping by. : )
  • April fools

    03/31/2020 4:10:51 PM PDT · by CJ Wolf · 69 replies
    FREE REPUBLIC | CJ Wolf.
    Sorry. Just kidding. Post your best April Fools headlines here.
  • If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs....

    03/14/2020 8:58:12 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 44 replies
    Poetry Foundation ^ | 1910 | Rudyard Kipling
    IF... If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too; If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies, Or being hated, don’t give way to hating, And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise: If you can dream—and not make dreams your master; If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim; If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster And treat...
  • Great Literature

    02/17/2020 7:52:44 PM PST · by Fester Chugabrew · 53 replies
    FaceBook ^ | February 16, 2020 | Tony Esolen
    Not that anybody is wondering, but if you asked me what books have been of the greatest influence on how and what I think, aside from the BIBLE, and the plays of Shakespeare, I'd answer: Homer, Odyssey Plato, Phaedrus Plato, Symposium Virgil, Aeneid Augustine, Confessions Boethius, The Consolation of Philosophy Anonymous, The Quest of the Holy Grail Dante, The Divine Comedy Spenser, The Faerie Queene Herbert, The Temple Pascal, Pensees Milton, Paradise Lost Fielding, Tom Jones Boswell, Life of Johnson Burke, Reflections on the Revolution in France Manzoni, The Betrothed Dickens, Bleak House Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov Marcel, Man Against...
  • Phil Keaggy does the Beatles

    02/02/2020 7:05:08 AM PST · by Fai Mao · 17 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1965 | Paul McCartney
    From the Album "Come Together, America Salutes the Beatles" One of the best CCM artist does a great job on this song! https://youtu.be/gh68O_LS_XM
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's "Three Kings" Poem with a Fine Old Melody

    01/06/2020 5:28:06 PM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 3 replies
    An MP3 file ^ | 01-06-2020 | CharlesOConnell
    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote The Three Kings poem in 1877. Sir John Stainer arranged a late medieval melody as The Golden Carol of Melchior, Casper and Balthazar (YouTube). Longfellow's poem has not previously been arranged with this overall melody. The poem seems long to modern audience, but comes in only at a little more than 6 minutes.The poem has been recorded several times, but it is sufficiently difficult that it seems most of the readers find it hard to catch the rhythm. THE THREE KINGS by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow — the classic Christmas poem The Three Kings by Henry Wadsworth...
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... January, February and March, 2020

    12/31/2019 7:29:35 PM PST · by JustAmy · 1,088 replies
    January 1, 2020 | Meg33; The Mayor, Trisham, JustAmy
    Welcome To.... 'Amy's Place' welcomes all poets and those who enjoy poetry.'Amy's Place' is more than just about poetry.Come in, relax, and share with fellow FReepersyour thoughts about any of the things on the *Menu*. Enjoy! :) Never Forget! Bad Penny Amy's personal guardian ~ the ever charming, lovable, huggable, LouieWolf Many thanks for stopping by. : )
  • Andy Williams with Simon & Garfunkel - Scarborough Fair / Canticle

    12/21/2019 8:41:46 PM PST · by beaversmom · 10 replies
    You Tube ^ | July 11, 2009 | yootami
    Video Link
  • I want a new Drudge

    12/12/2019 7:57:32 AM PST · by the_daug · 38 replies
    Peoples cube ^ | 12/10/2019, 1:31 pm | Calmalanie
    I want a new Drudge One that ain't losing clicks One that wont make me gnash my teeth Or cater to ... old peaceniks I want a new Drudge One that wont be misled One that wont be all filled with lies And make my eyes see red ..........
  • Thanksgiving '97. The day Barney was killed

    11/27/2019 8:14:23 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 27 replies
    Youtube ^ | 11/27/19 | Youtube
    Macy's Thanksgiving Parade, 1997. Barney the Dinosaur was euthanized on live television to the horror of little children everywhere. Video of the tragedy.
  • Brytnee Laurette shared a poignant poem (the Wall, the Left and Everything)

    11/16/2019 1:09:51 PM PST · by BeauBo · 4 replies
    The Center for Biological Diversity (Twitter) ^ | Nov 13, 2019 | Brytnee Laurette
    In front of border wall construction at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument last weekend, our (Center for Biological Diversity) Arizona field campaigner Brytnee Laurette shared a poignant poem about the struggles faced by local wildlife, migrants, and indigenous communities.
  • The Story Behind the Photo of a Bald Eagle on a Veteran's Grave

    11/11/2019 8:09:04 AM PST · by Kartographer · 19 replies
    Good Housekeeping ^ | 5/29/15 | MEGAN HARNEY
    It's the Memorial Day image that made Americans online everywhere put their hands to their hearts. A photo that amateur photographer Frank Glick snapped in 2011 of a bald eagle resting on a veteran's gravestone suddenly went viral after the Department of Veterans tweeted it earlier this week. And it's easy to see why. The shot depicts a bald eagle, America's iconic symbol of freedom, perched atop a gravestone, pensively looking out over the expanse. According to an interview with Fox News, Glick snapped the image early one morning at the Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minnesota before attending a...
  • Impeachment Limericks

    11/09/2019 10:04:39 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 40 replies
    Mad Kane's Political Madness ^ | 9/11/19 | Eleutheria5
    Taylor’s statements are sealing Trump’s fate, So poor Donald is rather irate; A quid pro quo feast — “Smoking gun” at the least. Donald Trump shall go down — I can’t wait!
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... November and December 2019

    10/31/2019 8:53:22 PM PDT · by JustAmy · 694 replies
    November 1, 2019 | Meg33; The Mayor, Trisham, JustAmy
    Welcome To.... 'Amy's Place' welcomes all poets and those who enjoy poetry.'Amy's Place' is more than just about poetry.Come in, relax, and share with fellow FReepersyour thoughts about any of the things on the *Menu*. Enjoy! :) Never Forget! Bad Penny Amy's personal guardian ~ the ever charming, lovable, huggable, LouieWolf Many thanks for stopping by. : )
  • Adam Schiff Reads Nursery Rhymes

    10/13/2019 2:28:28 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 26 replies
    freerepublic.com ^ | 10/13/19 | little elbow grease
    Adam Schiff Reads Nursery Rhymes https://www.trendsmap.com/twitter/tweet/1183203702540251136
  • THE WEEK IN PICTURES: WHISTLEBLOWER EDITION -- (ROFL)

    09/28/2019 11:33:16 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 18 replies
    powerlineblog.com ^ | 9/28/19 | unknown
    THE WEEK IN PICTURES: WHISTLEBLOWER EDITION LMAO.... LMAO ..... LMAO .... LMAO !