Category Archives: Poetry

Word Cloud: TRANSFORMATION

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD What’s in a name? Names are a symbol for who we are, but sometimes a birth name can feel like a once-warm coat we’ve outgrown: a little shabby, and tight in all the wrong places. So … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: CONVERSATION

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD There is a strong tradition of women in America being involved in social justice movements. The Abolitionist, Women’s Rights and Civil Rights movements all have notable women in their histories. So it should be no surprise … Continue reading

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A Poem for Valentine’s Day

Sonnet for the 14th of February by Thomas Hood No popular respect will I omit  To do thee honor on this happy day,  When every loyal lover tasks his wit  His simple truth in studious rhymes to pay,  And to … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: PORTRAITS

by Nona Blyth Cloud For the second week of Black History Month, we have poets from different backgrounds, generations, and even one from a different continent. What they share are vivid imaginations that translate into memorable word pictures. _______________________________________ Camille … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: DREAM

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD February is Black History Month in the United States. When Martin Luther King Jr. made his famous speech, “I Have a Dream,” in 1963, he wasn’t the first African-American to talk about a dream for a … Continue reading

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Poem for Black History Month

I, Too by Langston Hughes I, too, sing America. I am the darker brother. They send me to eat in the kitchen When company comes, But I laugh, And eat well, And grow strong. Tomorrow, I’ll be at the table … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: CUMULATION

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD It’s not easy to sum up a person’s life. No one is just one thing, and no one stays the same from one year to the next, especially when a single event can radically alter someone’s … Continue reading

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