Category Archives: Poetry

One year ago today, she rode west on wings of light. “Think of me,” she wrote.

by Chuck Stanley

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Word Cloud: WHIRLIGIG

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD What is one to make of Hilaire Beloc (1870-1953)? A man of so many contradictions he seems like a human whirligig. Anti-German and Anti-Semitic. Combative and intolerant in his philosophical and political writings, but whimsical and amusing in … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: ECSTASY

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD If you look up “complex” in the dictionary, you may find a picture of H.D. (1886-1961). Since most Americans and many people in the rest of the world have not had “the benefit of a Classical education,” … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: FAÇADE

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD In Georgette Heyer’s novel Regency Buck, Mrs. Scattergood’s description of herself fits my first impression of Edith Sitwell (1887-1964) perfectly: “I am shockingly expensive, but you won’t mind that, I daresay. Oh, you are looking at my gown … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: WORDPLAY

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD American schoolchildren now go back to school before Labor Day in a number of school districts in 13 states. Between 1900 and 1990, most U.S. schools had a summer break beginning sometime in June and going … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: ALCHEMIST

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD There’s a wide spectrum of relationships between poets and readers. Some poets write with a searing clarity, and some write as if daring you to make any sense of their poems. Some write poems so personal … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: UNCOMMON

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD There are poems that need to be seen on the page because the placement of each word, each punctuation mark, each space is part of the poem. There are other poems that ride on the tongue, … Continue reading

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