Category Archives: Poetry

Word Cloud: ACTIVIST (REDUX – Women’s History Month)

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD Ask two hundred people on the main streets across America to name American women poets — if they came up with anyone, almost certainly it would be Emily Dickinson, and most would stop there, though  a … Continue reading

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Thoughts from Poets for International Women’s Day

What would happen if one woman told the truth about . . . . her life? . . . The world would split open  – Muriel Rukeyser, from Käthe Kollwitz, part 3 ____________________ Tell all the truth but tell it … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: SYNTHESIS (Redux – Women’s History Month)

by Nona Blyth Cloud The United States is a nation of borrowers. What we borrow is stuff from other cultures: words, food, music, clothing – whatever catches our eyes and ears. Then we put our own spin on it, or combine … Continue reading

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A Poem for the New and Ancient Math

“It is impossible to be a mathematician without being a poet in soul.”   . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . – Sonya Kovalevsky “Naomi Shihab Nye is an American, … Continue reading

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A Poem for Absinthe Day

Absinthe gained quite an unsavory reputation in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Its high alcohol content (90 proof or higher) combined with its popularity among adherents of bohemianism, especially artists and writers in Paris, led to its condemnation … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: SKIN (REDUX – Women’s History Month)

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD Skin is the largest organ of the human body, the envelope that keeps everything else together. It’s also a map that tells strangers something about who we are, like our approximate age, and the kind of … Continue reading

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TCS: Poem in Honor of Levi Strauss

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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