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The Poetry Branch (General/Chat)

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  • Not much of a poem for Holocaust Day

    04/13/2018 5:45:48 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 1 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12/4/18 | Esther Cameron
    On Holocaust Remembrance Day it was announced that the proceeds of the diary of Anne Frank will be donated to an American-based organization that sends Arab youths to spit on Israeli soldiers and curse their mothers and films them if they display a twinge of resentment. Yes, it's true. Read Edwin Black's Financing the Flames. That book was loaned to me yesterday by a neighbor down the street in Maale Adumim (across the Green Line, technically a settlement, it was founded on a rainy night in '75 by a few families who faced eviction, though now it has grown big...
  • A Good Friday thought from Boris Pasternak's "Doctor Zhivago"

    03/30/2018 5:25:23 PM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 10 replies
    Wikiquote ^ | 1957 | Boris Pasternak
    "I think that if the beast who sleeps in man could be held down by threats — any kind of threat, whether of jail or of retribution after death — then the highest emblem of humanity would be the lion tamer in the circus with his whip, not the prophet who sacrificed himself. But don’t you see, this is just the point — what has for centuries raised man above the beast is not the cudgel but an inward music: the irresistible power of unarmed truth."
  • Word for the Day, Monday, May 22, 2017 -- hellacious

    05/22/2017 6:14:56 AM PDT · by xsmommy · 21 replies
    5/22/17 | xs
    Word For The Day, Monday, 5/22/17 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". hellacious; adj. adjective, Slang. 1. remarkable; astonishing: They're raising a hellacious amount of money in taxes.2. formidably difficult: We had a hellacious time getting here in the blizzard. Etymology: adj. 1930s, college slang, from hell + fanciful ending (cf. bodacious ). 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...
  • Ari Lessier-Jewish Bob Marley

    02/26/2017 5:52:12 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 4 replies
    Boycott Israel Israel Apartheid ..... Martin Luther King ......
  • An Inauguration Poem

    01/19/2017 7:11:12 PM PST · by Ouderkirk · 6 replies
    1-19-2017 | Anonymous
    Twas the night before Inauguration, and up in the tower, The Donald reflected on his newfound power. The conservative masses had come out in force, And delivered a victory that would chart a new course. The snowflakes were shell-shocked with tears in their eyes, The media lied to them . . . What a surprise. They had been promised a Hillary win, But the criminal Clinton took one on the chin. And though from all corners celebrities flew, They made no impression, for they hadn?t a clue. They talked about climate, racism, and such, And they made up good stories...
  • Photos: Male ‘Disney Addict’ Transforms Himself Into Princesses

    06/09/2016 4:34:29 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 61 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6-9-2016 | Jerome Hudson
    Richard Schaefer, a 21-year-old man from Orange County, California, has spent years posting pictures of himself dressed up as his favorite female Disney characters to social media. Boasting a massive collection of 40 costumes and 30 wigs, the self-described “Disney addict” says his decision to cosplay — a combination of the words costume and role-play, where a person dresses up as a character from a comic book, video game, or movie — came after people began commenting on how similar his appearance was to that of a woman. “I decided to start cosplaying as princesses because of how androgynous people...
  • Liquor: the Poetic Truth (What's Behind the the Sacred) [a translation from an Arabic article]

    01/21/2016 10:03:17 AM PST · by Ulmius · 10 replies
    Raseef22 ^ | December 24, 2015 | Omar al-Ma'moun
    Liquor is abundant in Arabic culture, its role a liquid of material and spiritual pleasure; considering that the Arab heritage is poetic as well as literary, liquor and other spirits abound in these works, their presence being felt in many types of poetic works. This makes liquor an element in reading material, a depiction meant to show splendor and fame, or a catchall term for drinks similar to it. So that one may attempt to approach the poetic truth, characteristics are attributed to liquor, like being a drink with the ability to transcend that which is sensual or habitual (any...
  • Too Much - A Parody about Paul Ryan

    01/06/2016 12:00:22 PM PST · by WTFOVR · 3 replies
    WTF OVR | January 6, 2016 | WTF OVR
    Too Much (Sung to 'Too Much' by Elvis Presley) Well, Paul, he tried to shove through ... Too much! Tried speed legislation ... You putz! Wants fat bills too ... No cuts! "We'll see what lies can move you ... To us" You'll do all the givin' if you wanna go on livin' 'Cause we got you ... In Dutch! Well, fools spend all my money ... Y'all suck! I have to hear baloney ... Screwed Up! When I want some reasons ... There's none! Voting through your treason - you're Barry's pawns! RINOs act retarded, want to see those...
  • This day in history - Recording of Mozart's Symphony No. 39 from 1944

    07/02/2015 8:19:03 AM PDT · by nwrep · 10 replies
    Berlin Philharmonic ^ | July 2, 1944 | nwrep
    Legendary German conductor Wilhelm Furtwangler directs the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra in this great interpretation of Mozart's wonderful Symphony No. 39. Recorded in Berlin, July 2, 1944.
  • “A Reader at Home in Middle-Earth” [FReeper poem in the NYT]

    02/01/2015 2:24:26 PM PST · by Silly · 24 replies
    The New York Times (Metropolitan Diary) ^ | January 21, 2015 | Paul Klenk
    Dear Diary: Some people look like their dogs; some like their spouses. You see they belong together, and you smile. This subway rider looked like, and belonged to, his thick book. Ginger hair, pulled back in a tail away from his ruddy baby face, matching his scruffy beard. Youthful and burly, rustic and earthy, dressed for the outdoors in a jacket and a pale red flannel shirt. Not yet spoiled by city life, innocent, unadventured, but poised to begin, clutching his treasured story in readiness. What was that book to him? Fiction? History? Autobiography? No clue from his silent eyes,...
  • "A BUMP IN THE ROAD....WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE?"

    05/06/2014 12:03:51 PM PDT · by ExSoldier · 11 replies
    E-mail | 5/6/2014 | An unknown Marine Officer
    A short poem you won't forget. "A bump in the road" ..... remember that calloused statement? I don’t know the author of this poem. Received it today. Very thought provoking and poignant. I do recall, however, the President referring to the Benghazi incident as "a bump in the road." Today I heard an ex-Navy Seal being interviewed on Fox News regarding a book he has written about how to handle crisis situations in our lives. At the end of the interview he asked if he could make a comment on Benghazi and of course the anchor said yes. He then...
  • 'If My Vagina Was a Gun'

    07/13/2013 12:08:41 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 100 replies
    youtube ^ | 7-11-13 | The Young Turks
    When it was Katie Helm's turn to speak, she knew what to do with her brilliant protest poem, "If My Vagina Was a Gun," noting the hypocrisy of Texas conservatives. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian discuss.
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... June & July, 2013

    06/01/2013 3:58:06 AM PDT · by JustAmy · 1,016 replies
    June 1, 2013 | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie; Meg33, Friends
    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. : )
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... May, 2013

    05/01/2013 3:30:44 AM PDT · by JustAmy · 474 replies
    May 1, 2013 | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie; Meg33, Friends
    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. : )
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... April, 2013

    04/01/2013 9:46:08 AM PDT · by JustAmy · 464 replies
    4-1-2013 | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie; Meg33, Friends
    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. : )
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... March, 2013

    03/01/2013 7:30:59 AM PST · by JustAmy · 566 replies
    3-1-2013 | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie; Meg33, Friends
    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. : )
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... February, 2013

    01/31/2013 9:39:40 PM PST · by JustAmy · 477 replies
    2-1-2013 | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie; Meg33, Friends
    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. : )
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... January, 2013

    01/01/2013 9:33:41 AM PST · by JustAmy · 848 replies
    1-1-2013 | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie; Meg33, Friends
    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. : )
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... December, 2012

    12/01/2012 11:43:25 AM PST · by JustAmy · 968 replies
    12-1-2012 | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie; Meg33, Friends
    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. : )
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... November, 2012

    10/31/2012 10:23:31 PM PDT · by JustAmy · 1,008 replies
    11-1-2012 | JustAmy; St.Louie1; MamaBear; Billie; Meg33, Friends
    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. : )