Monthly Archives: September 2022

A Poem on the Birthday of W.S. Merwin

W.S. Merwin was born in New York City on September 30, 1927; American poet; US Poet Laureate (2010); two-time Pulitzer Prize for Poetry winner, 1971 and 2009; National Book Award for Poetry 2005. He died at age 91 on March 15, 2019. To read W.S. … Continue reading

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Women: The Force, The Flame, and The Furore

by IRENE FOWLER, Contributor Again, it is up to women who bear the unrelenting, diabolical, yoke of callous/inhumane misogyny to rise up and fight. Women are engaged in bare-knuckled, in-the-mud, trench warfare, against unjust and cruel calcified patriarchal systems. These … Continue reading

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TCS: Acts of Rebellion and the Language of Bridges

    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 Poem by Frances Watkins Harper on Her Birthday

September 24, 1825 – Frances Watkins Harper was born in Baltimore, Maryland, as a free woman; African-American abolitionist, lecturer, poet, and author. She published her first book of poetry at age 20, and became the first American black woman to … Continue reading

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Tulips: A Celebration of Beauty

by IRENE FOWLER, Contributor “Shiny new tulip beds of different shapes and dyes, bending beneath the invisible west-wind’s sighs.” – Thomas Moore “Here are the tulips, budded and full-blown, their swoops and dips, their gloss, and poses, the satin of their darks.” … Continue reading

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Hobbit Day

September 21, 1907 – The Hobbit, by J.R.R. Tolkien, is published. “In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit. Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a … Continue reading

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TCS: What You Must Hold to Your Heart

 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. ______________________________ “Human … Continue reading

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These Are the Times That Try Men’s Souls

by Nona Blyth Cloud “THESE are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love … Continue reading

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A Poem for International Preservation of the Ozone Layer Day 2022

International Preservation of the Ozone Layer Day marks the day in 1987 when 24 countries signed the Montreal Protocol to reduce emissions damaging to the ozone layer by the year 2000. The ozone layer makes life on Earth possible, because … Continue reading

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My Memorable Meeting with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

by IRENE FOWLER, Contributor Priscilla Quoa, a student of Vivian Fowler Memorial College, Lagos, Nigeria, won the 2003 Commonwealth Essay Competition. Stuart Mole, former Director-General of the Royal Commonwealth Society, thought very highly of Priscilla’s achievement, and decided that Priscilla, … Continue reading

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