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Josette Marie Louise Lager
USA

E-mail Address: afvet@foxyloxy.net
Please include the word 'POETRY' in the subject line of any email you send.


Background

I'm from the heartland Breese, Illinois to be exact. I went to St. Dominic's grade school and Mater Dei High School. All my teachers were Notre Dame nuns, so I got a pretty good education. My parents met during the occupation in France during World War II.

What is your favourite poetic verse?

My favorite poem is "The Owl and the Pussycat" written by Edward Lear (1812 - 1888).
Another author I like is Robert William Service (1874-1958) who wrote this poem:-

The Cremation Of Sam McGee

There are strange things done in the midnight sun
By the men who moil for gold;
The Arctic trails have their secret tales
That would make your blood run cold;
The Northern Lights have seen queer sights,
But the queerest they ever did see
Was that night on the marge of Lake Lebarge
I cremated Sam McGee.


from his Volume "The Spell of the Yukon and Other Verses"


Examples of poetry.

  1. A Child's Dream
     
  2. A Eulogy for Ned
     
  3. A Message From Sea Bisquit
     
  4. Angel Of Mercy
     
  5. Beyond Wuthering Heights
     
  6. Changing Seasons
     
  7. Even Spiders Live in Kings Palaces
     
  8. Give me a Windmill out of Africa
     
  9. Goodbye Stalag 17
     
  10. Hello Your Grace
     
  11. Joshua
     
  12. Mamie's Vineyard
     
  13. My Cousin The Nebula
  1. My gorilla didn't know sign language
     
  2. My Prince is Gone
     
  3. New York's Finest
     
  4. P.S. This is not a Bruce Willis Movie
     
  5. Sea of Glass
     
  6. The Ballad Of Howard
     
  7. The Day New Orleans Died
     
  8. The Forum
     
  9. The Grey Friars Bobbie
     
  10. The Grim Reaper
     
  11. The Hydra
     
  12. The Last Whisper
     
  13. WERE YOU OUT THERE?

Who are the Scots?

James Geikie (1839 - 1915) Geologist. Brother of Archibald Geikie. Noted for his contribution to mapping the geology of Scotland. Wrote the standard work of the day on the glacial period. He succeeded his brother as Professor of Geology at the University of Edinburgh, a post which he held until 1914.





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