Category Archives: Art

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

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Word Cloud: LIGHT

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD According to my mother, my first word after “mama” and “dada” was “light.” Well, actually, it was “ight” but I was pointing at a lighted lamp, so she knew what I meant. It’s turned out to … Continue reading

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TCS: With Lifted Hearts Singing – Poems for Labor Day

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Word Cloud: EXPERIENCES

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD I was in San Francisco for the “Summer of Love.” They were heady days. I got to hear all the cool bands, and anything seemed possible. People, mostly kids like me, came from many places seeking … Continue reading

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A Poem by Eugene Field on His Birth Day

Eugene Field Sr. (1850-1895) was born on September 2, 1850, in St. Louis, Missouri; American writer, best known for his poems for children, and humorous essays. In 1875, he started his career as a reporter for the St. Joseph Gazette, and … Continue reading

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SEPTEMBER 1, 1939 – a poem by W. H. Auden

W. H. Auden (1907-1973) was born in York, England; Anglo-American poet, playwright, essayist, and literary critic; known for his stylistic and technical abilities, as well as his wide range of themes, including politics, morality, love, and religion. He moved to … Continue reading

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TCS: SMOKE – All That Life Unseen / Under a Bare Sky

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Occasionally, a poem by artist Florine Stettheimer

Today is Florine Stettheimer’s day of birth. Florine Stettheimer (1871–1944), American modernist painter, designer and poet; credited as the artist who painted the first feminist nude self-portrait; in the 1930s, she hosted a salon with her sisters that attracted members … Continue reading

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