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  • WANDERINGS IN PLACE: POEMS THAT TAKE US BACK TO A VANISHING AMERICA AND YEARN FOR HEAVEN

    01/18/2020 12:18:45 PM PST · by spirited irish · 15 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | January 17, 2020 | Mark Tapson
    This moment of a nation, a people who lived free, lived in liberty so unique, so true, so brief. Praise be to God for all of it – even if fleeting, fading, and gone. It was, in our time, glorious.
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... January, February and March, 2020

    12/31/2019 7:29:35 PM PST · by JustAmy · 603 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. : )
  • "To banish war, he must a warrior be" ~ Remembering Sgt. Joyce Kilmer on Veteran's Day

    11/11/2019 9:17:19 AM PST · by Antoninus · 19 replies
    Gloria Romanorum ^ | November 11, 2019 | Florentius
    In honor of Veteran's Day, let us remember a soul so brave and so brilliant whose brief life-course flared too briefly across the early 20th century firmament before he met his merciful Maker. To this day, he is best known for his familiar poem entitled Trees which begins: “I think that I shall never see a poem lovely as a tree…” Joyce Kilmer was of a breed of men that seems practically extinct today. He was a New Jersey Catholic husband and father of an artistic and literary bent who, nonetheless, was able to summon courage and charity in the...
  • 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. : )
  • How the Left Gets the Statue of Liberty Poem Wrong - Greenfield

    08/22/2019 5:33:50 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 19 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | August 22, 2019 | Daniel Greenfield
    How the Left Gets the Statue of Liberty Poem Wrong No, it’s not a mandate to wreck America. August 22, 2019 Daniel Greenfield 3 Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism. Being a writer means never knowing what you might be remembered for. Or how badly. That poem that Emma Lazarus became famous for was forgotten, remembered again, and has been misused, quoted out of context and transformed into a battle cry for open borders and a disastrous immigration policy. Its lines about...
  • Ugandan Poet imprisoned for eighteen months for poem insulting the Ugandan President and his mother

    08/08/2019 12:10:54 PM PDT · by Kriggerel · 11 replies
    Mail & Guardian (South Africa) ^ | August 8 2019 | Simon Allison
    Stella Nyanzi, the Makerere University academic, was sentenced last week to 18 months in prison. She was convicted under the country’s cybercrime laws of “harassing” Yoweri Museveni, after the publication of her poem that attacked the president’s record in office in the most vulgar terms possible
  • IF (With Apologies to Rudyard Kipling) PART 2

    07/16/2019 6:12:41 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 15 replies
    Adapted from Rudyard Kipling ^ | 7-17-2019 | grey_whiskers
    “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...
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... July, August and September 2019

    07/01/2019 12:03:00 AM PDT · by JustAmy · 1,190 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. : )
  • 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. : )
  • I owe you an apology... (Vanity(?)) [Zot!]

    03/30/2019 10:39:44 PM PDT · by packrat01 · 156 replies
    03/31/2019 | self
    I must apologize. I do not have the time to make individual apologies to each one of you who I have offended, hence the general post. I have learned a lot in the last several years. Some of the things I've learned: I USED TO vote the lesser of two evils. No longer. God is Sovereign in illumination, as He is in salvation. He doen't give the same light to everyone at the same time. If you're in the dark; blame God, or get wisdom. Lincoln was NOT a good president. One of the most evil, actually. The CSA were...
  • 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 · 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. : )
  • "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