Category Archives: Art

Word Cloud: CONTRARY

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD ‘Light Verse’ – one of those labels like ‘children’s book’ that makes a many people assume a writer’s work is not quite good enough to be called poetry or literature. But labels, like the covers of books, are far … Continue reading

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WORLD POETRY DAY: A Billy Collins Poem

It’s World Poetry Day again. Even if you think you don’t like poetry, I’m betting that you will like Billy Collins. ________________________________________________________________  Here’s a poem he wrote about what he’d like people to get out of his poems, and what … Continue reading

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TCS: You Got to Have Friends

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 … Continue reading

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a Gainsborough attacked, British landed gentry safe from stochastic terrorism

By ann summers ‘The Morning Walk’ by Thomas Gainsborough shows an elegant young couple strolling through a woodland landscape, an attentive dog at the lady’s heel. William Hallett and Elizabeth Stephen were both aged 21 and due to be married … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: COOLE

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD Today is Saint Patrick’s Day, and it’s the middle of Women’s History Month, so my choice for this week’s poet was easy: Isabella Augusta, Lady Gregory (1852 – 1932). She was even born on March 15, just … Continue reading

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Propaganda 102 Supplemental: Holly Would “American Sniper”

Or “Blood Simple Is As Blood Simple Does”* by Gene Howington The definition of success in propaganda is a bit like pulling off a successful magic trick. It works best if no one realizes exactly how they’re being manipulated. At … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: SKIN

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD Skin is the largest organ of the human body, the envelope that keeps everything else together. It’s also a map that tells strangers something about who we are, like our approximate age, and the kind of … Continue reading

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