Category Archives: Poetry

Word Cloud: BEGINNINGS (Redux)

Originally posted on January 15, 2016 – Revised and expanded by NONA BLYTH CLOUD For there’s more enterprise In walking naked     – William Butler Yeats, “A Coat” ________________________________________________ from A Cloak by Denise Levertov  And I walked naked from the … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: STONECRAFTER (Redux)

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD Robinson Jeffers (1887–1962) was 26 years old when he found his place in the world. The son of a Presbyterian minister and biblical scholar who took the family on frequent research trips to Europe, young Jeffers attended boarding … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: PRAISE (Redux)

Originally posted on January 8, 2016 by Nona Blyth Cloud After the frantic weeks from Thanksgiving to New Years, we’re all ready for that “long winter’s nap” we never got in December. But in the U.S., that can be hard … Continue reading

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Thoughts for New Year’s Day, 2019

“As wave is driven by wave And each, pursued, pursues the wave ahead, So time flies on and follows, flies, and follows, Always, forever and new. What was before Is left behind; what never was is now; And every passing … Continue reading

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In Scotland, This is Hogmanay

This is updated from the original posting in January 2016, and the redux in 2018 ____________________________________________ A guid New Year to ane an` a` and mony may ye see! ____________________________________________ New Year’s Eve is celebrated around the world, but in … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: WABI-SABI (Redux)

Updated – originally posted on December 25, 2015 by Nona Blyth Cloud Wabi–sabi (侘寂) represents a comprehensive Japanese world view or aesthetic centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection. The aesthetic is sometimes described as one of beauty that is “imperfect, impermanent, … Continue reading

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TCS: The Good, the Sad and the Fugly

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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