[POETRY] Boys and Girls by James W Foley-mas

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Post by silverquill » October 31st, 2020, 12:26 am

Boys and Girls by James W Foley (1874 - 1939).

A collection of charming poems by James A. Foley, Poet Laureate of North Dakota where he was also city editor of the Bismarck Tribune. Each poem is written from the point of view of children or about children. ( Larry Wilson)
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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » November 1st, 2020, 9:05 am

Larry,
I'd be happy to MC this for you. I'll get your MW set up.
MaryAnn

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » November 1st, 2020, 9:24 am

Larry,
Can you include the full LV disclaimer with the first and last poem? That way we get the name of the book in the disclaimer as well.
MaryAnn

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Post by silverquill » November 1st, 2020, 8:35 pm

MaryAnnSpiegel wrote:
November 1st, 2020, 9:24 am
Larry,
Can you include the full LV disclaimer with the first and last poem? That way we get the name of the book in the disclaimer as well.
MaryAnn
Thank you so much!
I'll certainly do so.

MW is populated and we are ready for readers.

A DPL would be much appreciated.
~ Larry

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Post by mleigh » November 1st, 2020, 8:48 pm

Could I have?

28 WE AIN’T SCARED O’ PA
36 THE TRAVELS OF MORTIMER BROWN
82 THE TOUR OF A SMILE
102 THE STRENUOUS LIFE

Thanks,

M

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Post by alanmapstone » November 1st, 2020, 9:10 pm

Sections 40 62 94 104 please 😺
alan
the sixth age shifts into the slippered pantaloon with spectacles on nose

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Post by silverquill » November 1st, 2020, 9:23 pm

mleigh wrote:
November 1st, 2020, 8:48 pm
Could I have?

28 WE AIN’T SCARED O’ PA
36 THE TRAVELS OF MORTIMER BROWN
82 THE TOUR OF A SMILE
102 THE STRENUOUS LIFE

Thanks,

M
Thanks for our first claims!
~ Larry

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Post by silverquill » November 1st, 2020, 9:23 pm

alanmapstone wrote:
November 1st, 2020, 9:10 pm
Sections 40 62 94 104 please 😺
Glad to have you for these, Alan!
~ Larry

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Post by alanmapstone » November 1st, 2020, 9:43 pm

Adding 79 and 83 please 😺
alan
the sixth age shifts into the slippered pantaloon with spectacles on nose

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Post by silverquill » November 1st, 2020, 9:47 pm

alanmapstone wrote:
November 1st, 2020, 9:43 pm
Adding 79 and 83 please 😺
As you wish.
Thanks.
~ Larry

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Post by lomond » November 3rd, 2020, 1:04 am

silverquill wrote:
November 1st, 2020, 8:35 pm
A DPL would be much appreciated.
Hark!

What doth my ears catch?

Tis a plaintive plea for help from the other end of this fair land.

Never fear, good sir. Your mournful pleas will not let my heart rest until I have sworn to come to your rescue.

Just as soon as I finish my brandy and Geritol!

Let the poetry begin.

Lomond

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Post by TripHazard » November 3rd, 2020, 3:11 am

Could I claim Part 10: The Delusion of Ghosts, please?

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Post by alanmapstone » November 3rd, 2020, 3:53 am

Section 62 - Old Friends

https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/boysandgirls_062_foley_128kb.mp3
1:43

I claim the prize for first submission :lol:
alan
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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » November 3rd, 2020, 7:42 am

Lomond,
I've added you to the MW.
MaryAnn

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Post by silverquill » November 3rd, 2020, 11:43 am

alanmapstone wrote:
November 3rd, 2020, 3:53 am
Section 62 - Old Friends

https://librivox.org/uploads/maryannspiegel/boysandgirls_062_foley_128kb.mp3
1:43

I claim the prize for first submission :lol:
Ran out of time this morning to edit my two, or I might have made it.
But, thanks for getting us started, Alan!
~ Larry

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