Category Archives: Art

TCS: Under Any Shred of Sky – Kurdish Poetry

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Word Cloud: EERIE

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD What a lot of words we have in English for the things that give us that unsettling tingly feeling! eer-ie – adjective uncanny, sinister, ghostly, unnatural, unearthly, odd, supernatural, otherworldly, strange, abnormal, weird, freakish, creepy, scary, spooky, freaky, frightening, bone-chilling, spine-chilling, hair-raising, blood-curdling . . . Middle English, originally of northern English-Scots origin, … Continue reading

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Total Black: A Poem for Black Poetry Day

Coal  by Audre Lorde I Is the total black, being spoken From the earth’s inside. There are many kinds of open. How a diamond comes into a knot of flame How a sound comes into a word, coloured By who … Continue reading

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TCS: In Beauty – Poems for Indigenous Peoples Day

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Word Cloud: DARKNESS

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD The pages of our calendars are flying off like autumn leaves. To the delight of children, we are nearing that annual candy-scavenge in America: Halloween. Our celebrations of the eerie and macabre are pretty bland compared to … Continue reading

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TCS: Poems for You Matter to Me Day

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Word Cloud: SUNCROSSING

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD I am by choice most thoroughly a creature of the West Coast convergence of sea and desert, which gives new meaning to “dry land.” Autumn, when the sun recrosses the equator heading south, might tempt me … Continue reading

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