Category Archives: Art

Word Cloud: AIR

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD AIR — it’s all around us, but invisible unless combined with something else. We must have it to live, yet air becomes an alien environment the moment we lift off into it, separating from the Earth. It is … Continue reading

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A Prose Poem in Honor of International Coffee Day

Ron Padgett (1942 – ) American poet, essayist, fiction writer, and translator. His first collection, a mix of poetry and prose called Bean Spasms, was written with Ted Berrigan, and published in 1972. Padgett has since produced over 20 collections of … Continue reading

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TCS: So With My Neighbor I Rejoice – Good Neighbor Day

. . .Good Morning!      ______________________________ Welcome to The Coffee Shop, just for you early riserson Monday mornings. This is an Open Thread forum,so if you have an off-topic opinion burning a hole inyour brainpan, feel free to add a … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: EARTH

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD Religion and Science — two different approaches to the questions, How Does Stuff Work? and Why Do Things Happen? When you start with the same questions, you often uncover similar answers. The Elements, for example. The “basic four”— … Continue reading

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A Poem by Irving Feldman on the Day After His Birthday

Yesterday, the power company turned off our electricity for most of the day in order to replace some equipment, and so I was unable to post this piece on the actual date of Irving Feldman’s birthday. But I’m taking the … Continue reading

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TCS: Life Suggests That You Remember – Poems for Gratitude Day

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In Memory of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Ruth Bader Ginsburg was sworn in as the second woman on the U.S. Supreme Court on August 10, 1993. From the ACLU tribute to “the Notorious RBG” – Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Supreme Court Justice and co-founder of the Women’s Rights … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: RESISTANCE

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD In 1895, Japan was at war with China for supremacy over Korea, which was China’s most important client state. Japan wanted access to Korea’s coal and iron, and to use it as a buffer zone to prevent Chinese or Russian … Continue reading

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A Poem for International Preservation of the Ozone Layer Day

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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TCS: If We Have Not Struggled – Three American Poets

. Good Morning!      ________________________________ Welcome to The Coffee Shop, just for you early riserson Monday mornings. This is an Open Thread forum,so if you have an off-topic opinion burning a hole inyour brainpan, feel free to add a comment. … Continue reading

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