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by Edward
Tue Apr 05, 2022 7:19 pm
Forum: Poetry
Topic: An Ancient Gesture
Replies: 1
Views: 687

An Ancient Gesture

An Ancient Gesture by Edna St. Vincent Millay I thought, as I wiped my eyes on the corner of my apron: Penelope did this too. And more than once: you can't keep weaving all day And undoing it all through the night; Your arms get tired, and the back of your neck gets tight; And along towards morning...
by Edward
Thu Oct 07, 2021 10:24 pm
Forum: Poetry
Topic: The Prayer of Columbus by Walt Whitman
Replies: 0
Views: 561

The Prayer of Columbus by Walt Whitman

THIS may be one of the most powerful, beautiful, and inspired poems I have read in a long, long time. Columbus and his reputation have too long been abused, misunderstood, lambasted, decried, and rejected by blind or ignorant (or even intentionally malevolent) revisionists who want to paint him as ...
by Edward
Thu Oct 07, 2021 10:07 pm
Forum: Poetry
Topic: I Hear America Singing by Walt Whitman
Replies: 0
Views: 163

I Hear America Singing by Walt Whitman

I Hear America Singing By Walt Whitman I hear America singing, the varied carols I hear, Those of mechanics, each one singing his as it should be blithe and strong, The carpenter singing his as he measures his plank or beam, The mason singing his as he makes ready for work, or leaves off work, The ...
by Edward
Wed Sep 29, 2021 10:04 pm
Forum: Poetry
Topic: A Psalm of Life by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Replies: 1
Views: 217

A Psalm of Life by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

How this one has managed to go this long without making it to this forum I'll never know: A Psalm of Life by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow What The Heart Of The Young Man Said To The Psalmist. Tell me not, in mournful numbers, Life is but an empty dream! For the soul is dead that slumbers, And things a...
by Edward
Mon May 24, 2021 1:06 pm
Forum: Celebrations
Topic: Happy Birthday Oliver!
Replies: 67
Views: 19991

Re: Happy Birthday Oliver!

Happy birthday Oliver! Hope you had an amazing 16th birthday, and that you have an amazing 17th year of life!

:djparty:
by Edward
Mon Apr 12, 2021 1:09 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Summer Reading 2009 (ongoing)
Replies: 161
Views: 50524

Re: Summer Reading 2009 (ongoing)

Hey I haven't been here in forever but I'd like to post this book review I recently wrote for The Island of Dr. Moreau . It's a cute novel ... I just wanted to emphasize this delightful literary observation. Oliver, it's always a pleasure to read your book reviews, but this is definitely the first ...
by Edward
Sun Jan 24, 2021 9:38 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Father sings O Divine Redeemer
Replies: 2
Views: 3377

Re: Father sings O Divine Redeemer

I am very impressed with the quality of the videography of this video. It's very well done, though most of that is due to Dad's performing a VERY difficult piece with such beautiful ease and grace. I was asked to sing this once on somewhat short notice years ago, but ended up opting for another, eas...
by Edward
Sun Dec 20, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Poetry
Topic: Help us, O God, to Understand
Replies: 3
Views: 1850

Re: Help us, O God, to Understand

Edited December 20, 2020 to improve the flow of the text as well as to refine the focus of the poem's message.
by Edward
Thu Dec 10, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gratitude
Replies: 59
Views: 12541

Re: Gratitude

And today I am grateful that we can visit this thread whenever we want, at any time of the day or year, to be reminded of how blessed we are and how grateful we can be.

:-P
by Edward
Thu Nov 26, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gratitude
Replies: 59
Views: 12541

Re: Gratitude

I am grateful for the gratitude of others. It helps to remind me that I should be more grateful myself, and by observing and studying the various ways others express their thankfulness, I am better able to refine my own means of so doing. Thanks to our thankful thankers on this Thanksgiving Day! Now...
by Edward
Thu Nov 26, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Poll: Mott boy or Mott girl?
Replies: 10
Views: 3991

Re: Poll: Mott boy or Mott girl?

It is good to know that you think it's a girl too, Jane, though I hope and trust that you also know , or even simply believe that you can come to know , FOR SURE, that this is the case because it DEFINITELY WAS and IS and thank GOODNESS because the world has SUCH A NEED for wonderful girls and that ...
by Edward
Sun Oct 11, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Celebrations
Topic: Happy Birthday Ian!
Replies: 86
Views: 25340

Re: Happy Birthday Ian!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY IAN!!!!!!!!!

:djparty:
by Edward
Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Restoration of the Fulness of the Gospel of Jesus Chirst
Replies: 1
Views: 844

Re: The Restoration of the Fulness of the Gospel of Jesus Chirst

I find it fascinating that they use the out-dated spelling fulness (which would have been appropriate to spelling practices of Joseph Smith's time and region) as opposed to the more current fullness . In some editing circles, the older form is used to suggest completeness or wholeness, and the moder...
by Edward
Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Restoration of the Fulness of the Gospel of Jesus Chirst
Replies: 1
Views: 844

The Restoration of the Fulness of the Gospel of Jesus Chirst

Here is the full text of the new proclamation from the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles as given by President Russell M. Nelson at the 190th General Conference of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, April 5th, 2020. THE RESTORATION OF THE FULNESS OF THE GOSPEL OF J...
by Edward
Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Celebrations
Topic: Happy Birthday Emma!
Replies: 68
Views: 18672

Re: Happy Birthday Emma!

This should have been updated yesterday (though Telegram has understandably taken preeminence in regards to family greetings of late):

HAPPY BIRTHDAY EMMA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!