Monthly Archives: April 2021

TCS: Bicycle Day – Only Moving Does It Have a Soul

.Good Morning! ______________________________ Welcome to The Coffee Shop, just for you early riserson Monday mornings. This is an Open Thread forum,so if you have an off-topic opinion burning a hole inyour brainpan, feel free to add a comment. ______________________________ She who succeeds in … Continue reading

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A Poem for Animal Crackers Day

Animal Crackers Day celebrates these ever-popular treats. Animal crackers first came to the United States in the late 1800s when the U.S. imported animal-shaped cookies from England. In 1902, animal crackers officially became known as Barnum’s Animals and evoked the … Continue reading

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TCS: Death, Taxes and Poetry

(originally posted April 15, 2019) . . Good Morning! _________________________________________ Welcome to The Coffee Shop, just for you early risers on Monday mornings. This is an Open Thread forum, so if you have an off-topic opinion burning a hole in … Continue reading

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Scrabble Day: Tense, Tenuous, and Tender

On April 13, 1899, Alfred Butts was born. He was an American architect, and the inventor of the board game Scrabble. On April 13, 1947, Rae Armantrout was born. She is an American poet, the winner of the 2009 National … Continue reading

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TCS: Let There Be No Beggar Children

 Good Morning! ______________________________ Welcome to The Coffee Shop, just for you early risers on Monday mornings. This is an Open Thread forum, so if you have an off-topic opinion burning a hole in your brainpan, feel free to add a comment. ______________________________ “On … Continue reading

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A Child of Giant Cities: Charles Baudelaire

Who among us has not dreamt, in moments of ambition, of the miracle of a poetic prose, musical without rhythm and rhyme, supple and staccato enough to adapt to the lyrical stirrings of the soul, the undulations of dreams, and … Continue reading

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‘Lines on Ale’ for National Beer Day

April 7, 1933 – National Beer Day: the sale of beer becomes legal again in the U.S. as the Cullen-Harrison Act goes into effect, redefining an “intoxicating beverage” to exclude beer from Prohibition – but the full repeal of Prohibition … Continue reading

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TCS: Something Forgotten – Cartography for Beginners

. . Good Morning! ______________________________ Welcome to The Coffee Shop, just for you early riserson Monday mornings. This is an Open Thread forum,so if you have an off-topic opinion burning a hole inyour brainpan, feel free to add a comment. ______________________________ A poem … Continue reading

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April is National Poetry Month – The Light Filled Up the Sky

April is National Poetry Month in the U.S. It was first introduced and organized in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets, as a celebration of American poetry, and a way to increase awareness and appreciation for the art of … Continue reading

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