Category Archives: Art

TCS: A Poem for Pluto Day

. 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 … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: EMPATHY (Black History Month Redux)

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD I’ve read a lot of statements by writers about writing, and they are all true, but many of them are only true for that one writer and their particular ‘process.’ I like this comment by Nikki Giovanni (1943 – … Continue reading

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Two Poems for Valentine’s Day 2019

William Shakespeare has been a very important part of my life, especially my married life. My husband proposed on April 23, Shakespeare’s birthday, and we were married a year later on April 23. We decided, instead of the traditional vows, … Continue reading

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TCS: Love in Short-ish Poems

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CROCODILE’S TOOTHACHE – Poem for Toothache Day

Shel Silverstein (1930-1999), beloved children’s book author, poet, singer-songwriter, cartoonist, and screenwriter, has over 20 million books in print in 30 languages. ________________________ To read Shel Silverstein’s poem, Crocodile’s Toothache, click here:

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Word Cloud: CALL-AND-RESPONSE (Redux)

First posted for Black History Month – February 26, 2016.  Updated and expanded – February 8, 2019 by Nona Blyth Cloud Call-and-response is one of the most ancient forms of human expression  — in music, it is a phrase played by … Continue reading

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A Poem for Chinese New Year

Lynda Hull (1954-1994), American Poet; as a teenager, she ran away from home. For the next several years, Hull lived in various Chinatowns across North America and married a Chinese immigrant. After reconnecting with her family in the early 1980s, … Continue reading

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