Monthly Archives: April 2022

A Poem for International Dance Day

April 29, 1982 – International Dance Day was launched by the Dance Committee of the International Theatre Institute (ITI). Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) American’s best-known woman poet and one of the nation’s greatest and most original authors, lived the life of a … Continue reading

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TCS: U.S. Poets Laureate of the 21st Century, Part THREE – ‘A Spark of Kindness’

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. ____________________________ How … Continue reading

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A Poem for National Tea Day

Carol Ann Duffy (1955 –) — Scottish poet and playwright, became the first woman, first Scot, and first openly LGBT person appointed as Britain’s Poet Laureate (2009-2019). Her 1985 poetry collection, Standing Female Nude, won the first of her three Scottish Arts Council Book … Continue reading

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Truth is More Powerful than Hate

Yesterday, a member of the Michigan state senate gave a speech which struck right at the hate-filled heart of right-wing extremism and deception.  Her name is Mallory McMorrow – it’s a name worth remembering, because I’m hoping she will soon … Continue reading

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TCS: 21st Century U.S. Poets Laureate, Part TWO – ‘With an Easy Grace’

     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. … Continue reading

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A Quiet Corner of the Soul

by IRENE FOWLER, Contributor “Silence is like a river of grace inviting us to leap unafraid into its beckoning depths. It is dark and mysterious in the waters of grace. Yet in the silent darkness, we are given new eyes.” … Continue reading

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TCS: 21st Century U.S. Poets Laureate, Part ONE – ‘Fate Hired Me’

   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. ____________________________ … Continue reading

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Russian Oligarchy: Voyage of the Damned

by IRENE FOWLER, Contributor Anna Akhmatova (1889-1966) pen name of the Russian poet Anna Andreyevna Gorenko, who was born in Odessa, to a Ukrainian naval engineer and a mother descended from Russian nobility. She married poet Niklay Gumilev in 1910, … Continue reading

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TCS: Trees – Their Leaves Are Telling Secrets

      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 nation … Continue reading

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