Category Archives: Poetry

Word Cloud: LIONESS

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD In March, 2010, one of Iran’s most famous and admired poets, about to board a fight for Paris to participate in an International Women’s Day program, was suddenly intercepted and arrested by intelligence officers. 82-year-old Simin … Continue reading

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TCS: Inferno

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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APOLOGY

Apology for Her by Emily Dickinson Apology for Her Be rendered by the Bee— Herself, without a Parliament Apology for Me.  _______________________________ Apologies Dear Readers for the missing Word Cloud post. Word Cloud will return at the usual time next … Continue reading

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A Poem for the 4th of July

Immigrants in Our Own Land by Jimmy Santiago Baca We are born with dreams in our hearts, looking for better days ahead. At the gates we are given new papers, our old clothes are taken and we are given overalls … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: LATE-BLOOMER

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD Eleanor Ross Taylor (1920-2011) was born in Norwood, North Carolina on June 30, 1920. At the time, there were about 1200 people living in or near the town. She once said in an interview: “I think the first … Continue reading

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One Sentence Poems for Friday

One of my favorite poetry websites is One Sentence Poems, which does indeed publish only poems that consist of a single sentence. If you think that one-sentence poems wouldn’t have much meaning, or you even doubt they could actually be … Continue reading

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A Poem for the Summer Solstice

In Summer by Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872 – 1906) Oh, summer has clothed the earth In a cloak from the loom of the sun! And a mantle, too, of the skies’ soft blue, And a belt where the rivers run. And now for … Continue reading

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