Category Archives: Poetry

Word Cloud: RECOGNITION

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD Recognition. A word that can mean someone’s work has been honored, ‘recognized’ for excellence, but also can mean that moment when a person feels a lighting strike of connection to an artist’s work, whatever the media … Continue reading

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TCS: Miles of Sky – Poems for International Preservation of the Ozone Layer Day

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Word Cloud: WHIRLIGIG

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD What is one to make of Hilaire Belloc (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 … Continue reading

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TCS: Hinges On Our Heads – Poems for Wonderful Weirdos Day

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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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TCS: With Lifted Head Singing – Poems for Labor Day 2019

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Word Cloud: WINDHEART

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD My father’s favorite poem was “Ulysses,” written by Alfred, Lord Tennyson (link below). However, his favorite poet was John Masefield (1878-1967), for his many poems about the sea. Coincidentally, the two men were Poet Laureates of the … Continue reading

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