Category Archives: Art

Word Cloud: ONYX

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD I sometimes wonder if what critics condemn in the writers they review are really the motes and beams which blind them in their own work. When reviewer Peter Craft “damns with faint praise” the first published … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: PILGRIM-SOUL

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD Today is Bloomsday, the day in 1904 that the events in the James Joyce novel Ulysses take place. I confess I have only read pieces of it, because it’s so densely written, and some of it I … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: MIDLIFE

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD I guess it’s human nature to try to make things fit, whether it’s putting on roof tiles, or papers we need to file, or sorting the animal kingdom into family, genus and species – most of … Continue reading

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post-Trump, how should the cinema treat #TrumpRussia

 By ann summers   The NSA analysis does not draw conclusions about whether the interference had any effect on the election’s outcome and concedes that much remains unknown about the extent of the hackers’ accomplishments. However, the report raises the … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: WINDHEART

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD My father’s favorite poem was “Ulysses,” written by Alfred, Lord Tennyson (link below). However, his favorite poet was John Masefield (1878-1967), for his many poems about the sea. Coincidentally, the two men were Poet Laureates of the … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: MAYDEEP

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD “Now is the month of maying” says the old song by Thomas Morley. Our month of maying is drawing to a close, but we have explored far more than spring romance. Many of these end-of-May poets have taken … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: Maytime

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD Welcome to the third week of the darling bards of May (with apologies to Shakespeare). As you might expect, most of the poets are English and American, but we do have one of the most famous Italian poets, … Continue reading

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