Category Archives: Poetry

Word Cloud: STORYTELLERS

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD The Friday after Thanksgiving has been designated as Native American Heritage Day by Congress, and signed into law by President George W. Bush, but to many Americans, it is ‘Black Friday’ the unofficial start to the … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: HEARTBEAT

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD Heartbeat. The drum of human life. No matter who we are, where we were born, or how we live, it is the rhythm of each of our lives. The Native American women poets who are today’s … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: CEREMONY

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD I’m continuing this week with poets from different tribal backgrounds in honor of Native American Heritage Month. Alienation is a common theme in the work of Native Americans, who frequently begin life speaking their people’s language, … Continue reading

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TCS: Stealing Time

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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Word Cloud: HERITAGE

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD November is Native American Heritage Month in the United States. Unfortunately, it seems to get scant attention, and far too many Americans know very little about the First Peoples of this hemisphere. Try to imagine that … Continue reading

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TCS: Bewitched

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Word Cloud: EERIE

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD What a lot of words we have in English for the things that give us that unsettling tingly feeling! eer-ie – adjective uncanny, sinister, ghostly, unnatural, unearthly, odd, supernatural, otherworldly, strange, abnormal, weird, freakish, creepy, scary, spooky, freaky, frightening, bone-chilling, spine-chilling, hair-raising, blood-curdling . . . Middle English, originally of northern English-Scots … Continue reading

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