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by msfry
Today, 6:59 am
Forum: Readers Wanted: Short Works (Poetry & Prose)
Topic: [FORTNIGHTLY POEM] Love's Language, Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Replies: 29
Views: 292

Re: [FORTNIGHTLY POEM] Love's Language, Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Thanks Bruce, Jim, Scotty and Larry. PL Notes. Bruce and Larry PL OK Jim, at 1:46, swift flashing high and higher, you say higher and higher Scotty, at 1:33 haughty heart grown humble, you say grows Change these at your own discretion, but Ella's expressive "high and higher", and "heart grown humble...
by msfry
Yesterday, 12:33 pm
Forum: Readers Wanted: Short Works (Poetry & Prose)
Topic: [FORTNIGHTLY POEM] Love's Language, Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Replies: 29
Views: 292

Re: [FORTNIGHTLY POEM] Love's Language, Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Here is another thought. Think of "patent" in terms of "patent leather". This shifts the meaning completely, implying that the smile "proves" or provides the shine or finish to the sigh. I would take it as a wistful sigh that gives way to a smile of quiet enjoyment. I could be just as wrong as anyo...
by msfry
Yesterday, 7:42 am
Forum: Readers Wanted: Short Works (Poetry & Prose)
Topic: [FORTNIGHTLY POEM] Love's Language, Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Replies: 29
Views: 292

Re: [FORTNIGHTLY POEM] Love's Language, Ella Wheeler Wilcox

My try; I've only done a couple weekly poems so far, so the longer length of this poem was a challenge! I'm sure it's nothing to the expert folks here, but phew, as a newbie, it's harder than expected not to goof up somewhere along the the 2 minute stretch. But I guess the silver lining is that goo...
by msfry
March 19th, 2019, 8:58 pm
Forum: Readers Wanted: Short Works (Poetry & Prose)
Topic: [FORTNIGHTLY POEM] Love's Language, Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Replies: 29
Views: 292

Re: [FORTNIGHTLY POEM] Love's Language, Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Will somebody please interpret this line for me: The smile that proves the patent to a sigh— I have no idea what it means. Thanks. The sigh, is it a sad sigh, or a tired one or a happy one? An accompanying smile would lend credence to the sigh as being a happy one. "... prove the patent to <somethi...
by msfry
March 19th, 2019, 8:48 pm
Forum: Readers Wanted: Short Works (Poetry & Prose)
Topic: [FORTNIGHTLY POEM] Love's Language, Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Replies: 29
Views: 292

Re: [FORTNIGHTLY POEM] Love's Language, Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Nemo, Campbell, my :D proves a valid patent to your diligence, both PL OK!

Tovarisch, thanks for your contribution. patently PL OK as well! :lol:

Thus doth Michele speak.
by msfry
March 19th, 2019, 6:44 pm
Forum: Readers Wanted: Short Works (Poetry & Prose)
Topic: [FORTNIGHTLY POEM] Love's Language, Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Replies: 29
Views: 292

Re: [FORTNIGHTLY POEM] Love's Language, Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Hi, Bill, I just caught your poem as I was shutting down. Nicely done, and you are PL OK. Thanks for participating.
by msfry
March 19th, 2019, 6:37 pm
Forum: Readers Wanted: Short Works (Poetry & Prose)
Topic: [FORTNIGHTLY POEM] Love's Language, Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Replies: 29
Views: 292

Re: [FORTNIGHTLY POEM] Love's Language, Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Will somebody please interpret this line for me:

The smile that proves the patent to a sigh—

I have no idea what it means. Thanks.
by msfry
March 19th, 2019, 6:35 pm
Forum: Readers Wanted: Short Works (Poetry & Prose)
Topic: [FORTNIGHTLY POEM] Love's Language, Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Replies: 29
Views: 292

Re: [FORTNIGHTLY POEM] Love's Language, Ella Wheeler Wilcox

PL Notes Nemo and Campbell: Throughout the poem you substitute does for doth in " thus doth love speak". I find "thus doth" to be a tongue twister myself, and as it doesn't change meaning, I propose you change it only if you want to. Just let me know. Campbell :19 patent , you say patient Larry 1:23...
by msfry
March 18th, 2019, 4:18 pm
Forum: Readers Wanted: Short Works (Poetry & Prose)
Topic: [FORTNIGHTLY POEM] Love's Language, Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Replies: 29
Views: 292

[FORTNIGHTLY POEM] Love's Language, Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Love's Language, by Ella Wheeler Wilcox (1850 - 1919) . One of Ella Wheeler Wilcox's most passionate poems, originally published in her book, Poems Of Passion, 1883. It was originally received as highly scandalous, but has since been accepted as lovely and beautiful. (~ Michele Fry) Each fortnight ...
by msfry
March 18th, 2019, 7:20 am
Forum: Volunteers Wanted: Other LibriVox Projects
Topic: Volunteer CD Covers! Working Thread
Replies: 10772
Views: 559693

Re: Volunteer CD Covers! Working Thread

Thanks. Don't know what's going on with the warning. I'll look around and see what I find.
by msfry
March 17th, 2019, 10:40 pm
Forum: Volunteers Wanted: Other LibriVox Projects
Topic: Volunteer CD Covers! Working Thread
Replies: 10772
Views: 559693

Re: Volunteer CD Covers! Working Thread

Hi Anne, Thanks for linking Endymion so quickly. Checking all the links, I find that: [*]both links under the cover thumbnail take me to a red Windows warning webpage that the IA page link is unsafe. This has happened once before on another project of mine which took a long time to resolve itself. [...
by msfry
March 17th, 2019, 1:13 pm
Forum: Volunteers Wanted: Other LibriVox Projects
Topic: Volunteer CD Covers! Working Thread
Replies: 10772
Views: 559693

Re: Volunteer CD Covers! Working Thread

Cover for It Is In Winter That We Dream of Spring https://librivox.org/it-is-in-winter-that-we-dream-of-spring-by-robert-burns-wilson/ https://librivox.org/uploads/covers/itisinwinter_1903.zip Image Sources: https://pixabay.com/fr/photos/paysage-hiver-hivernal-aue-nature-3946286/ https://pixabay.com...