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  • The Hiding Place by Jehoida Brewer

    01/01/2019 7:21:19 PM PST · by Faith Presses On · 11 replies
    Believersmagazine.com ^ | 1776 | Jehoida Brewer, "Sylvestris"
    The Hiding Place Hail, sovereign love, which first began The scheme to rescue fallen man! Hail, matchless, free, eternal grace, That gave my soul a Hiding Place! Against the God who built the sky I fought with hands uplifted high, Despised the mention of His grace, Too proud to seek a Hiding Place. Enwrapt in thick Egyptian night, And fond of darkness more than light, Madly I ran the sinful race, Secure without a Hiding Place. But thus the eternal counsel ran: "Almighty love, arrest that man!" I felt the arrows of distress, And found I had no hiding place....
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... January, February and March, 2019

    12/31/2018 8:06:30 PM PST · by JustAmy · 188 replies
    January 1, 2019 | Meg33, The Major, 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. : )
  • "Invitation to a Ball" by Clement Moore. And they think the mind that wrote THIS wrote NBC?

    12/27/2018 5:36:18 PM PST · by mairdie · 44 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1844 | Clement Moore
    My personal opinion is that Moore's claim to "Night Before Christmas" would have been questioned years ago if people had read the pompous, moralistic poetry written by this prig. But his poetry is so bad that it's just not accessible, other than on my website. So allow me to offer you a narration of Moore's "apology" for refusing an invitation to a ball. Actually, it's no apology at all. It's a preening bit of virtue signalling at how morally righteous he is to avoid these low occasions of sin. How ANYONE could believe that someone of that mindset could have...
  • "Midas" Poem by Henry Livingston, Jr. (1827) to Royal Wedding

    12/26/2018 2:45:07 PM PST · by mairdie · 18 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1827 | Henry Livingston
    Henry Livingston's version of the Greek mythology fable about Midas, a poem written the year before Henry's death, when Henry was 78 years old. The neat handwriting was because it was written in his daughter Jane's Poetry Manuscript Book. Music is "Royal Wedding" from Henry's Music Manuscript Book. One of my favorite poems.
  • "Past is the Hour" - By Henry Livingston (1794) - Ah Sure

    12/06/2018 7:08:54 AM PST · by mairdie · 3 replies
    "Past is the Hour," a poem of a jilted lover, was published by Henry Livingston, the author of "Night Before Christmas" in the 6 Aug 1794 issue of the New York Weekly Museum under the pseudonym "R." The music "Ah, Sure" is from Henry's music manuscript. The poem is read by Byron Nilsson, who played Henry in "The Trial Before Christmas." Vintage postcard illustrations. Byron has also narrated a letter from Henry to his grandson, Sidney Breese, later US Senator from Illinois and Chief Justice of the Illinois Supreme Court. Wav file only, for now. Henry's letters were saved in...
  • "Song to the Tune of German Spa" By Henry Livingston - 1791 - To Cotillion Song

    11/25/2018 1:51:55 PM PST · by mairdie · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | Henry Livingston
    "German Spa" was published by Henry Livingston, Jr, author of "Night Before Christmas," in the Poughkeepsie Country Journal in 1789 and in the New York Magazine of March, 1791 under the pseudonym "R". Unfortunately, only half of his music manuscript has been transcribed, and "German Spaw" appears in the latter part, so this poem has been set to "Cotillion Song." The poem is read by Byron Nilsson, who played Henry in "The Trial Before Christmas." Vintage postcard illustrations.
  • "Spadille" (1786) by Henry Livingston, to "How Much Superior Beauty Awes"

    11/24/2018 1:08:23 PM PST · by mairdie · 2 replies
    YouTube ^ | Henry Livingston
    "Spadille" (1786) by Henry Livingston, Jr, author of "Night Before Christmas," to "How Much Superior Beauty Awes," from Henry's music manuscript. Read by Byron Nilsson, who played Henry in the "Trial Before Christmas." Vintage postcard illustrations. Spadille was a lap dog.
  • "A Valentine" (1786) by Henry Livingston, to "Birks of Envermay" from the 1806 Duenna

    11/23/2018 12:44:55 PM PST · by mairdie · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | Henry Livingston
    "A Valentine" (1786), a poem by Henry Livingston, Jr., the author of "Night Before Christmas." Music from an 1806 score of "Birks of Envermay" from "The Duena," a song appearing in Henry Livingston's Music Manuscript. Illustrated by vintage postcards.
  • "The Acknowledgment" (1787) by Henry Livingston, to "Lovely Nancy" from Henry's music manuscript

    11/22/2018 10:06:17 AM PST · by mairdie · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | Henry Livingston
    "The Acknowledgment" (1787), a humorous poem by Henry Livingston, Jr., the author of "Night Before Christmas." The humor is probably why it's one of my favorites. To "Lovely Nancy," from Henry Livingston's Music Manuscript. Illustrated by vintage postcards. Henry's poems are read by Byron Nilsson, who played Henry at the "Trial Before Christmas." The most Happy Thanksgiving to all.
  • "To Miss" (1789) by Henry Livingston, to "A Song" from the 1806 Duenna by Richard Sheridan.

    11/21/2018 12:23:14 PM PST · by mairdie · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | Henry Livingston
    "To Miss" (1789), a poem by Henry Livingston, Jr., the author of "Night Before Christmas." Music from an 1806 score of "A Song" from "The Duena," a song appearing in Henry Livingston's Music Manuscript. Illustrated by vintage postcards. Henry's poems are read by Byron Nilsson, who played Henry at the "Trial Before Christmas." All Henry Livingston YouTube videos
  • "Careless Philosopher" by Henry Livingston, with "Hither Dear Husband" from "The Beggar's Opera."

    11/20/2018 10:17:15 AM PST · by mairdie · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1787 | Henry Livingston
    "Careless Philosopher" (1787), a poem by Henry Livingston, Jr., the author of "Night Before Christmas." Music from Henry Livingston’s Music Manuscript – "Hither Dear Husband" from "The Beggar's Opera." People always ask why Henry didn't announce himself as the author when the poem was anonymously published. I always thought of this poem as Henry's answer. This is the first of a set of Henry's poetry, read by the actor who played Henry in the "Trial Before Christmas."
  • Troubler, Why Do You Trouble US? ...a Pastor's Lament for a backslider from Christ

    Oh Troubler, why do you trouble us? We had just talked to you, we thought you were doing better… Why did you take your eyes off of Him who comes to us in the midst of every storm? What did you see, when you gazed at the Babylonian garment? What misery was so great that you were willing to sell out, just to relieve it? Foolish one, why did you stray? Did it work put for you? Are you better off now, that we who love you are made miserable? Wouldn’t it be better to suffer than to sin? Which...
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... October, November and December, 2018

    09/30/2018 9:22:26 PM PDT · by JustAmy · 843 replies
    October 1, 2018 | 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. : )
  • ODEARY ME Students paint over Rudyard Kipling’s poem ‘If’ claiming the Jungle Book author was racist

    07/19/2018 12:30:32 AM PDT · by blueplum · 68 replies
    The Sun UK ^ | 18 Jul 2018 | James Cox
    STUDENTS painted over Rudyard Kipling's poem 'If' claiming the Jungle Book author was racist. They replaced the wall mural with Still I Rise by Maya Angelou saying Kipling stood for the "opposite of liberation, empowerment and human rights". Sara Khan, Liberation and Access Officer at the University of Manchester Students Union, said on Facebook: "A failure to consult students during the process of adding art to the newly renovated SU building resulted in Rudyard Kipling's work being painted on the first floor last week. "We, as an exec team, believe that Kipling stands for the opposite of liberation, empowerment, and...
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... July, August and September, 2018

    06/30/2018 9:52:12 PM PDT · by JustAmy · 748 replies
    July 1, 2018 | 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. : )
  • Remember This Day - Q Anon Tribute

    04/14/2018 5:03:15 AM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 24 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 4/14/2018 | Unknown
    ‘Twas the night before judgment and all through the town, Not a swamp rat was sleeping, nor were the clowns. The IG report was ready to share, And cries for swift justice would soon fill the air.
  • Google Celebrates Dr. Maya Angelou With A Stunning Doodle

    04/04/2018 3:03:51 AM PDT · by C19fan · 50 replies
    Refinery29 ^ | April 4, 2018 | Madeline Buxton
    Google gathered a star-studded cast of celebrities, including Alicia Keys, Laverne Cox, and Oprah Winfrey, to help celebrate Dr. Maya Angelou. Today's Doodle honoring the poet, civil rights activist, and author on what would have been her 90th birthday is nothing short of a masterpiece. When you click the homepage illustration, you'll hear the words of Angelou's empowering poem "Still I Rise" read aloud as drawings illustrating each line fill the screen. The recorded reading from Angelou is interspersed with sections read by Keys, Cox, Winfrey, America Ferrera, Martina McBride, and Angelou's son, Guy Johnson.
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... April. May and June. 2018

    03/31/2018 9:56:39 PM PDT · by JustAmy · 701 replies
    April 1, 2018 | 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. : )
  • Maynard Dixon: Thoughts About Art and Modernism

    03/31/2018 9:40:11 AM PDT · by Utah Binger · 12 replies
    Painter and Poet of the Far West During the three generations since the California Argonauts who struck it rich had become its most lavish patrons of the fine arts, San Francisco is reputed to have foster-mothered more than twelve hundred artists, most of the first generation being of European birth and training. Her first gilded nabobs, with callouses still on their palms, went in for social climbing and gaudy culture. They crowned Nob Hill with gimcrack palaces and, having been told that art galleries were the thing, “blew themselves” without stint on marble statuary and very large paintings-- panoramic and...
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... January, February and March, 2018

    01/01/2018 8:24:26 PM PST · by JustAmy · 669 replies
    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. : )