Category Archives: Art

A Poem for Fathers’ Day

Those Winter Sundays by Robert Hayden Sundays too my father got up early and put his clothes on in the blueblack cold, then with cracked hands that ached from labor in the weekday weather made banked fires blaze. No one … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: SUMMER-LONG

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD While Memorial Day has become the unofficial start of summer for Americans, the actual start of the season here in the Northern Hemisphere is the Summer Solstice.  The Solstice this year began at 6:07 AM, U.S. … Continue reading

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TCS: Hugh Laurie, Piano Man

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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Word Cloud: IMAGINATIVE

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD Susan Elizabeth Howe (1949 – ) uses her middle name attempting avoid being confused with the other poet named Susan Howe (1937 – ), who is better known, and being older, has won more awards. Having a fairly … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: FUN

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD Whenever I do a column centered around a theme, like a holiday or a season of the year, instead of focusing on a specific author, I am confronted with reams of truly awful poetry written for … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: ENCHANTER

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD Elizabeth Coatsworth (1893-1986) is mostly remembered now as a very successful and honored children’s author. She won the 1931 Newbery Medal from the American Library Association for The Cat Who Went to Heaven, and in 1968 she was a highly commended … Continue reading

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A Poem for World Turtle Day

by Mary Oliver: The Turtle breaks from the blue-black skin of the water, dragging her shell with its mossy scutes across the shallows and through the rushes and over the mudflats, to the uprise, to the yellow sand, to dig … Continue reading

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