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  • 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 !
  • Carl Sandburg, poet

    08/01/2019 7:19:04 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 4 replies
    American Minute ^ | July 22, 2019 | Bill Federer
    "I see America, not in the setting sun of a black night of despair ahead of us, I see America in the crimson light of a rising sun fresh from the burning, creative hand of God. I see great days ahead, great days possible to men and women of will and vision," stated poet Carl Sandburg in an interview with Frederick Van Ryn of This Week Magazine (January 4, 1953, p. 11.) Carl Sandburg was born on January 6, 1878, to Swedish immigrants who worked on the railroad. After 8th grade, Carl Sandburg left school, borrowed his father's railroad pass,...
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... July, August and September 2019

    07/01/2019 12:03:00 AM PDT · by JustAmy · 1,028 replies
    July 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. : )
  • Meatless Vegetable Burgers on sale at select Freshness Burgers in Japan【Taste test】

    06/09/2019 4:28:24 AM PDT · by vannrox · 2 replies
    sora news ^ | 9-6-2019 | Master blaster
    They really push the limits of what you would call a “burger”, but we try one anyway. Japanese fast food chain Freshness Burger is a mid-level player on the burger scene after heavyweights like McDonald’s, Lotteria, and Mos Burger. But thanks to the recent spate of closures by Burger King, it has gotten a boost in the location-number rankings and the added attention that goes along with that. An interesting feature of Freshness Burger is their very localized and very limited special menu items. For example, the location at Amu Plaza Oita is the only place you’ll find a Chicken...
  • Randy Quaid reading Trump quotes is the best thing I discovered on Twitter today

    06/05/2019 12:53:16 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 19 replies
    NOQ Report ^ | June 5, 2019 | Scott Boyd
    Okay, so I may be behind on the times. Maybe the masses all knew actor Randy Quaid has been doing dramatic readings of many of President Trump’s Tweets for months. But I didn’t. I had to read a Tweet from a colleague to become aware of this awesomeness. Call him what you will. A conspiracy theorist? Yes. A mentally unstable man? Perhaps. But what few can deny is that he’s all in for making America great again. He may even give the President a run for his money in how much he hates the fake news media. Reading through his...
  • Why You Should Ignore the Rule to Never End a Sentence With a Preposition

    05/18/2019 5:30:39 AM PDT · by Moonman62 · 83 replies
    Coles And Lopez ^ | 5/22/17 | India Lopez
    If you watch House of Cards, you might remember this scene from season one. (Warning: it contains the C-bomb, so don’t watch it if you’ll be offended by that!) https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=28&v=vaDoaCsgj_s The joke is based on an entirely false grammar rule: “Thou shalt not end a sentence with a preposition.” Prepositions, remember, are words that describe the position of one thing in relation to another: at, to, in, of, about, from, above, etc. So you’ll hear people trying to obey this “rule” by saying things like this: To what are you referring? (instead of What are you referring to?) There is...
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... April, May and June 2019

    04/01/2019 6:53:58 PM PDT · by JustAmy · 858 replies
    April 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. : )
  • Descriptive Poetry

    02/23/2019 7:31:55 PM PST · by txnativegop · 8 replies
    me | February 23 2019 | Me
    Two descriptive poems that highlight our foes: Libertine Imbecile Boorish Elfish Reprobate Arrogant Louse Prevaricate Recreant Obdurate Gauche Rapscallion Effrontery Scapegrace Scurrilous Importunate Vagarious Errant
  • Our Hawaii Trip, Part 2

    02/16/2019 5:34:20 PM PST · by blueunicorn6 · 16 replies
    The Happy Wanderer | Saturday | blueunicorn6
    Comes the time on your flight to Hawaii where they ask you that all important question. “Is it faster by bus or by Schenectady?” No. A good question, though. “Are you trying to bring fruit into Hawaii?” There are a lot of things that I worry about. Like, “I wonder if the dogs ate the dog sitter?” “If Joy Behar talked in a forest, and no one was there, would a tree fall over from the stupid?” “How do chickens kiss?” You know, big important stuff. I have never worried about being called a “mule” for the big fruit cartels,...
  • Our Hawaii Vacation

    02/09/2019 5:15:32 PM PST · by blueunicorn6 · 61 replies
    A Wandering Star | Saturday | blueunicorn6
    We decided (by “We” I mean my wife) that we should celebrate our Son’s big achievement. He got out of bed before noon. No. He graduated. I know. We were all kind of surprised. We needed an appropriate reward, but Miss Oregon was already taken, so we thought a trip would be nice. Yeah. A good trip. A trip to the big luau. That’s right. Seattle. Turns out the whole city was booked up. They were having a coffee stirrers convention or something. You know, I applied for one of those, what do they call them, bannisters, job. You know....stirring...
  • Ode to Bacon

    01/26/2019 7:55:51 AM PST · by Artemis Webb · 17 replies
    poetrysoup.com ^ | 5/16/16 | Thomas W. Quigley
    Ode to Bacon O thee I praise, and I sure ain’t fakin’ The fairest ether of carnal substance, our bacon! That unctuous crunch so satisfying I can already hear my fat cells sighing Yea, about you there’s not one thing faulty You make fried eggs so impeccably salty A special treat from the Lord, yes I dig Which is why he hid you inside a pig Kindly don’t regard me a barbarian, But you’re proof that God's no vegetarian There is no shame in how I thee adore I’d even pick you up after six seconds on the floor Sweet...
  • "The Vine and the Oak" by Henry Livingston, Jr. (1786)

    01/21/2019 12:36:39 PM PST · by mairdie · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1786 | Henry Livingston
    Byron Nilsson's narration comes from Major Henry Livingston's 1786 poem in his Poetry Manuscript Book. The published version seen is from the Feb 1791 version, which Henry published in the New-York Magazine. This is one of Professor Mac Jackson's favorite Henry poems. I tried Byron's narration out on Major Bradley Van Deusen's army poetry (Old Soldiers' Drums, 1933), but it didn't work out. "Incident" was the best of his tries. I need to find a narrator who understands and appreciates the military. Major Van Deusen was Major Livingston's 4th great grandson, an army poet, and part of the New York...
  • "Adventures of an American Eagle" by Henry Livingston, Jr. (1822)

    01/11/2019 3:07:04 PM PST · by mairdie · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | March 20, 1822 | Henry Livingston
    Henry Livingston writes from the point of view of a lump of gold in the ground, which is then turned into a gold American Eagle coin.
  • "Scots Wha Hae Wie Wallace Bled" by Henry Livingston, Jr. (1827)

    01/09/2019 1:59:28 PM PST · by mairdie · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1827 | Henry Livingston
    Just as we do on these threads, Henry changed the words to "Scots What Hae Wie Wallace Bled," and wrote them in his daughter Jane's Poetry Manuscript Book the year before he died. The "forefather" shown is the Frans Hals portrait of Henry's gg-grandfather, Rev. John Livingston, who interviewed Charles II when he would have landed in Scotland, then had to flee for his life to Holland, when he wouldn't agree that the anniversary of that landing was a religious holy day. FYI, someone at Paramount has discovered my Trump video of Nessun Dorma manually and blocked it worldwide, even...
  • "Timmy" by Henry Livingston, Jr. (7 Dec 1785) to "Lovely Nancy" and illustrated by postcards

    01/06/2019 10:16:06 AM PST · by mairdie · 15 replies
    YouTube ^ | 7 Dec 1785 | Henry Livingston
    Timmy Dwight was the son of Rev. Dr. Timothy Dwight, a president of Yale University and the first cousin of Henry's first wife Sarah. From Don Foster's "Author Unknown": Much of the Major's poetry was written for children and never gathered or published. One compassionate lyric from the 1780s is addressed to a young second cousin, Timmy Dwight, a boy as "Blythe as Oberon the fairy." Harry urges the lad to party hard on his birthday, to fill his "cormorantal belly" with hasty-puddings and "charming jelly." Fun stuff, fun poetry. You can't read Major Henry Livingston Jr. and not love...
  • "Letter to Mistress Van Kleeck" by Henry Livingston (Jany 1787) to Richard Sheridan's "Ah, Sure"

    01/05/2019 12:49:07 PM PST · by mairdie · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1787 | Henry Livingston
    One of my absolute favorites. Henry's sister Cornelia, Mistress Van Kleeck, four years his younger, most likely told Henry this story, which he then turned into a humorous poem about her tenant's excuse for not paying her the pig he owed her. Illustrated with vintage postcards. Going the opposite way, a very short religious poem that's also a favorite of mine, "Without distinction..."
  • "God is Love" by Henry Livingston (1827)

    01/04/2019 4:52:04 PM PST · by mairdie · 10 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1827 | Henry Livingston
    "God is Love" was written by Henry Livingston in his daughter Jane's Poetry Manuscript Book in 1827, the year before he died at the age of 79. Narrated by Byron Nilsson to "Washington."
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... January, February and March, 2019

    12/31/2018 8:06:30 PM PST · by JustAmy · 782 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. : )
  • Poetry for Your New Year

    12/31/2018 7:56:43 PM PST · by TBP · 14 replies
    Little Gidding | T.S. Eliot
    For last year's words belong to last year's language And next year's words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning. ~T.S. Eliot, "Little Gidding"