Category Archives: Poetry

Word Cloud: ACCIDENTAL

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD Most people become poets by inclination and talent, but Jack Prelutsky (1940 – ), whose birthday is this month, was taking lessons to be a singer, and he liked to draw. He had a teacher in elementary school who … Continue reading

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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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Word Cloud: AUGUST

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD The last day of August, still time to catch some summer sun, and enhale its layers of aroma: sunscreen, watermelon, citronella and charcoal brickettes. So I have three August poems for you from three very different … Continue reading

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WORD CLOUD: MUSE

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD Many people have the impression that the struggle for women’s equality began in the 19th century, but there is evidence in women’s writing from much earlier that at least these women driving a pen across the … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: ZOO

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD I’m in the mood for a Trip to the Zoo, and I think Hilaire Belloc (1870-1953) will be the perfect guide. His classic books, The Bad Child’s Book of Beasts, and More Beasts for Worse Children, prove his knowledge … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: HELIOS

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD The waning of summer is a theme which has inspired many poets. Helios, Greek god-charioteer of the Sun, a beautiful youth who crosses the sky each day in his golden chariot drawn by four “fire-darting steeds,” … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: JUBILEE

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD “I suspect that I might always write about Jamaica. Jamaicans are very comical people, and laughter is a way of coping with life’s displeasures . . .  Sometimes, the world can throw things at you that are … Continue reading

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