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The Poetry Branch (General/Chat)

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  • A scholar discovers stories and poems possibly written by Louisa May Alcott under a pseudonym

    01/21/2024 5:46:29 PM PST · by Red Badger · 11 replies
    AP News ^ | 17 January 2024 | Michael Casey
    WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — The author of “Little Women” may have been even more productive and sensational than previously thought. Max Chapnick, a postdoctoral teaching associate at Northeastern University, believes he found about 20 stories and poems written by Louisa May Alcott under her own name as well as pseudonyms for local newspapers in Massachusetts in the late 1850s and early 1860s. One of the pseudonyms is believed to be E. H. Gould, including a story about her house in Concord, Massachusetts, and a ghost story along the lines of the Charles Dickens classic “A Christmas Carol.” He also found...
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... January - December, 2024

    01/01/2024 3:15:48 PM PST · by luvie · 867 replies
    JustAmy[creator], The Mayor, luvie, left that other site
    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 ~ was the ever charming, lovable, huggable, LouieWolf - R.I.P.Many thanks for stopping by. : )
  • Ancient Classical Music of India, Rakesh Chaurasia

    12/09/2023 5:36:29 AM PST · by Candor7 · 3 replies
    Rakesh Chaurasia Bansuri-Indian flute Like Zakir Hussain, Rakesh Chaurasia comes from Indian classical music royalty. His uncle, Pandit Hariprasad Chaursia, is widely considered the greatest bansuri player in India, and Rakesh — who started playing at age five — is deemed his most brilliant student. Not only has he mastered the techniques of Indian classical music, he has developed additional techniques allowing him to venture into other styles of playing, particularly with his crossover band Rakesh and Friends. A composer as well as flautist, he has written and performed on numerous Indian movie soundtracks, and in 2007 was awarded the...
  • Authentic Russian Music from an All-American Band

    11/26/2023 12:04:16 PM PST · by Squawk 8888 · 28 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jan 29, 2021 | Boney M
    Boney M. - „Rasputin” (Official Audio) Der Song zur TikTok Challenge #rasputindancechallenge The best of Boney M.: https://lnk.to/BoneyM Subscribe to the channel: / @boneym.official Follow: TikTok: / boneym.official Instagram: / boneym.official Facebook: / boneym.de More Boney M.: Boney M. - Daddy Cool (Sopot Festival 1979): • Boney M. - Daddy Cool (Sopot Festival... All videos: • LIZOT, Boney M. - Daddy Cool (Officia... #boneym #rasputin
  • The Land That Made Me, Me (poem)

    08/17/2023 8:24:48 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 14 replies
    www.classcreator.com ^ | 17 August 2023 | Unknown
    I have no idea who put this together, but it is wonderful!! ======================================================= The Land That Made Me, Me Long ago and far away, in a land that time forgot, Before the days of Dylan , or the dawn of Camelot. There lived a race of innocents, and they were you and me, For Ike was in the White House in that land where we were born, Where navels were for oranges, and Peyton Place was porn. We longed for love and romance, and waited for our Prince, Eddie Fisher married Liz, and no one's seen him since. We danced...
  • NATIONAL HAIKU POETRY DAY – April 17

    04/17/2023 11:06:06 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 20 replies
    National Day Calendar ^ | April 17, 2023 | Staff
    (Last Updated On: April 12, 2023) NATIONAL HAIKU POETRY DAY Observed annually on April 17, National Haiku Poetry Day encourages all to try their hand in creativity. Haiku poetry is a form of Japanese poetry that is non-rhyming and usually consists of 3 lines with a syllable pattern of 5-7-5. Usually, an element of nature, a season, a moment of beauty, or an individual experience inspires haiku poems. Sensory language is used to capture a feeling, image, or moment. #NationalHaikuPoetryDay From Haiku: This Other World Richard Wright (1908-1960) Whitecaps on the bay: A broken signboard banging In the April wind....
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... January - December, 2023

    01/02/2023 6:16:23 PM PST · by JustAmy · 2,275 replies
    The Mayor; Luvie; JustAmy
  • Help needed for lost poem.

    05/10/2022 5:43:50 AM PDT · by thesligoduffyflynns · 37 replies
    http://:poetry.com ^ | Today | self
    Well, here we go again...& am hopeful someone can point me in the right direction to find the last 2 lines or so of this short poem Ive looked everywhere online & cant find anything. I' ll post the first 4 lines & perhaps someone can discover last 2 lines and post the info you have found
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... January - December, 2022

    01/01/2022 11:37:54 AM PST · by JustAmy · 2,954 replies
    1-01-2022 | The Mayor; Luvie; JustAmy
    Free RepublicBrowse · SearchPings · MailGeneral/ChatTopics · Post ArticleSkip to comments. 1/01/2021 | The Mayor; Luvie; JustAmy Posted on 01/01/2021 6:43:29 AM PST by 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! Never Forget! Bad Penny Amy's personal guardian ~ the ever charming, lovable, huggable, LouieWolf Many thanks for stopping by. : )TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous; Poetry; The Poetry Branch; Click to Add TopicKEYWORDS: amysplace; friendship; january2022; poetry; Click...
  • Edgar Allan Poe--Cosmologist? ... The treatise Eureka, which he published the year before his death in 1849, anticipates a surprising amount of modern science

    06/30/2021 6:40:08 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 21 replies
    Scientific American ^ | February 1, 2017 | René van Slooten
    Credit: Public Domain The cosmogony Eureka, which Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) published the year before his death, anticipates modern science and cosmology.1 It describes a process that is now popularly known as the ‘Big Bang’ and the expanding universe. But it also contains ideas about the unity of space and time, the mathematical equality of matter and energy, the velocity of light and a rudimentary concept of relativity, black holes (including one at the center of our Milky Way), a "pulsating" universe that renews itself eternally, and other universes in other dimensions with different laws of nature. Contrary to the...
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... Jan - Dec 2021

    04/30/2021 10:23:24 PM PDT · by JustAmy · 1,886 replies
    5-01-2021 | The Mayor; Luvie; 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. : )
  • Rush is Right: WAKE THE HELL UP!!

    01/11/2021 12:14:01 PM PST · by Texas4ever · 173 replies
    RUSH EIB | January 11, 2021
    Many think the answer is "Wait until the midterm election"
  • Amy's Place ... Poetry and Potpourri ... January, February, March and April 2021

    01/01/2021 6:43:29 AM PST · by JustAmy · 980 replies
    1/01/2021 | The Mayor; Luvie; 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! Never Forget! Bad Penny Amy's personal guardian ~ the ever charming, lovable, huggable, LouieWolf Many thanks for stopping by. : )
  • ‘Twas the night before voting..............

    11/02/2020 6:47:07 AM PST · by Red Badger · 8 replies
    www.jameswatkins.com ^ | 2016 | James Watkins
    the night before voting ‘Twas the night before voting, when all through the land, Every voter was fretting and wringing their hands. Their clothing set out for the very next day But how would they vote? Not a person could say! So as they did toss, and they turned in their beds, Visions of voter fraud danced in their heads. And Mama with her Xanax, and I with Prozac, Had just settled down for a bedtime snack. When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter, I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter. Away to...
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's "Three Kings" Poem with a Fine Old Melody

    01/06/2020 5:28:06 PM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 3 replies
    An MP3 file ^ | 01-06-2020 | CharlesOConnell
    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote The Three Kings poem in 1877. Sir John Stainer arranged a late medieval melody as The Golden Carol of Melchior, Casper and Balthazar (YouTube). Longfellow's poem has not previously been arranged with this overall melody. The poem seems long to modern audience, but comes in only at a little more than 6 minutes.The poem has been recorded several times, but it is sufficiently difficult that it seems most of the readers find it hard to catch the rhythm. THE THREE KINGS by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow — the classic Christmas poem The Three Kings by Henry Wadsworth...
  • Impeachment Limericks

    11/09/2019 10:04:39 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 51 replies
    Mad Kane's Political Madness ^ | 9/11/19 | Eleutheria5
    Taylor’s statements are sealing Trump’s fate, So poor Donald is rather irate; A quid pro quo feast — “Smoking gun” at the least. Donald Trump shall go down — I can’t wait!
  • Remember, Remember, The Fifth of November

    11/04/2019 11:59:17 PM PST · by jonascord · 12 replies
    Poem of the Week ^ | 11/5/2019 | Jonascord
    The Fifth of November Remember, remember! The fifth of November, The Gunpowder treason and plot; I know of no reason Why the Gunpowder treason Should ever be forgot! Guy Fawkes and his companions Did the scheme contrive, To blow the King and Parliament All up alive. Threescore barrels, laid below, To prove old England's overthrow. But, by God's providence, him they catch, With a dark lantern, lighting a match! A stick and a stake For King James's sake! If you won't give me one, I'll take two, The better for me, And the worse for you. A rope, a rope,...
  • 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
  • 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."