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  • 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 · 398 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. : )
  • Bryant Gumbel - Who Wrote "Night Before Christmas" - Henry Livingston or Clement Moore

    12/01/2017 3:12:01 PM PST · by mairdie · 19 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2000
    The first interview related to the quest of Vassar Professor Don Foster and myself to prove "Night Before Christmas" was written by Henry Livingston, not Clement Moore. This followed our two page interviews in People Magazine and The New York Times. In 2014, a mock trial in Troy NY came back with a jury verdict that Henry Livingston was, indeed, the author and December 7, 2014 was named Henry Livingston Day in Troy NY, where the poem was first published. In 2016, following years of statistical research, Auckland University Emeritus Professor Mac Jackson came out with his book "Who Wrote...
  • The First English Translation of ‘The Odyssey’ by a Woman Was Worth the Wait

    11/17/2017 7:49:01 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 36 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 16 | Madeline Miller
    Attempting a new translation of “The Odyssey” is like directing “Hamlet.” Much of your audience knows the work well, and they take their seats with entrenched expectations and the intonations of favorite performances reverberating in their heads. At the same time, though, you will have audience members who have never seen the play, for whom you provide the introduction to a giant of Western literature. And let us not forget those who are there under duress, dreading the upcoming hours of boredom. You must find a way to speak to all these disparate groups, sneaking past the defenses of the...
  • My "Thrice Happy Poetry" Kindle book will be free tomorrow, 15 Oct 2017 for one day

    10/14/2017 4:45:05 PM PDT · by mairdie · 28 replies
    Amazon Kindle ^ | December 2016 | Henry Livingston
    The Kindle edition of "Thrice Happy Poetry" will be free for one day - 15 Oct 2017 - starting about 3am E.S.T. 14 poems, mostly love and beautiful women, by Henry Livingston, author of Night Before Christmas, illustrated with 174 vintage postcards. Think a comic book of poetry.
  • Poetic Allegory -- "The Swamp"

    10/07/2017 11:35:33 PM PDT · by txnativegop · 20 replies
    8 October 2017 | txnativegop
    An area covered in still water The smell of stagnation will overwhelm Even the strongest of sweet fragrances Diversity of life easy to see It is a swamp its denizens harmful to all life save for native residents Its water riddled with bacteria Its bottom - vile, sticky trapping the lax Various denizens like mosquitoes and snakes will create disease, suffering that will spread to locales very distant unless decisive action is taken to check the contagion of the swamp Pesticides will control it for a short time But disease will very quickly return Teeming diversity hides great evil of...
  • Barack Obama makes Michelle blush with this surprise 25th wedding anniversary message (barf alert)

    10/03/2017 8:21:30 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 29 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | October 3, 2017 | Lisa Gutierrez
    Barack and Michelle Obama celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on Tuesday. That's the silver anniversary. But the former president put some pink in his wife's cheeks with a lovey-dovey public ode to his beloved. In the morning, the former first lady posted a photo of herself as a bride on her wedding day with her groom. "A quarter of a century later, you're still my best friend & the most extraordinary man I know. I (heart) you," she wrote. Then the former president showed off some enviable husband skills when he surprised his wife during her appearance with TV...
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... October, November and December, 2017

    09/30/2017 10:55:01 PM PDT · by JustAmy · 932 replies
    October 1, 2017 | Meg33, The Mayor, Trisham, JustAmy
  • Communicating climate change through poetry

    09/29/2017 6:15:28 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies
    Yale Climate Connections ^ | September 29, 2017 | By Bud Ward
    For many people, climate change can feel distant and abstract. San Diego poet Scott T. Starbuck hopes his poems can help change that. Starbuck: “I spend hours researching the science, and then I let my unconscious and intuition work in the metaphors and the images to try to carry that information to people in a way that will have meaning for them.” For example, he reads a short piece called “Punch Bowl Hike Meditation”: Starbuck: “For 30 years I’ve talked to myself about climate change/ but now most everyone is/ When you think that long you feel for Nina in...
  • See No Evil? Then it will take you by surprise.

    07/26/2017 7:57:40 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 11 replies
    City Journal ^ | Summer, 2017 | Myron Magnet
    Incredibly, it wasn’t until I was 19 that I learned that there had been a Holocaust. My hyper-assimilated, New England Jewish family and friends looked only to the present and future. We focused on the polio vaccine that promised to banish the iron lungs that had been our childhood terror. We trusted in the United Nations, whose gleaming buildings my father took me to see when they were brand-new, and from which I came away with hopeful admiration—mixed, however, with a vague sense, which I couldn’t have put into words then, that perhaps an enterprise housed in architecture so grandiosely...
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... July, August and September, 2017

    07/01/2017 10:12:57 AM PDT · by JustAmy · 706 replies
    July 1, 2017 | 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. : )
  • Word for the Day - DOGGEREL

    06/02/2017 6:22:28 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 43 replies
    www.dictionary.com ^ | 06-02-2017 | Red Badger
    WORD FOR THE DAY! ======================================================================== In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of “Word for the Day”. Rules: Everyone must leave a post using the Word for the Day in a sentence. The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day........ DOGGEREL [daw-ger-uh l, dog-er-] adjective 1. comic or burlesque, and usually loose or irregular in measure. rude; crude; poor. noun 2. doggerel verse. Origin of doggerel: 1350-1400; Middle English; see dog, -rel; cf. dog Latin British Dictionary definitions for doggerel: noun...
  • Acclaimed Russian poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko dies in Oklahoma

    04/01/2017 12:42:56 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 26 replies
    AP via ABC News ^ | April 1, 2017 | Ken Miller
    Acclaimed Russian poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko, whose work focused on war atrocities and denounced anti-Semitism and tyrannical dictators, has died. He was 84... Yevtushenko gained notoriety in the former Soviet Union while in his 20s, with poetry denouncing Josef Stalin. He gained international acclaim as a young revolutionary with "Babi Yar," the unflinching 1961 poem that told of the slaughter of nearly 34,000 Jews by the Nazis and denounced the anti-Semitism that had spread throughout the Soviet Union... Until "Babi Yar" was published, the history of the massacre was shrouded in the fog of the Cold War...
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... April, May and June, 2017

    03/31/2017 10:37:13 PM PDT · by JustAmy · 846 replies
    April 1, 2017 | JustAmy; Meg33, The Mayor; Trisham;
    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. : )
  • Sorry, That's Not Really Donald Trump's Inauguration Poem (One I posted earlier)

    01/17/2017 5:22:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    US News & World Report ^ | January 17, 2017 | Lylah Alphonse
    It's really something, though. Though it's been touted – and slammed – as the official inaugural poem of Donald Trump, there's no sign the heavily gilded and long-winded ode to a Scottish hero who saves the United States from tyranny was commissioned by the incoming Trump administration or slated to be read at the inauguration on Friday. "Pibroch of the Domhnall" describes the president-elect as a "braw gallant man" who "with purpose and strength ... came down from his tower / To snatch from a tyrant his ill-gotten power." It goes on to lavish praise on "the handsome Trump clan"...