Category Archives: Poetry

TCS: The Dame Days of Summer – Four Women Poets

. Good Morning! ______________________________ Welcome to The Coffee Shop, just for you early riserson Monday mornings. This is an Open Thread forum,so if you have an off-topic opinion burning a hole inyour brainpan, feel free to add a comment. ______________________________ It was August. … Continue reading

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A Poem for the International Day of Friendship

In 2011, the International Day of Friendship was declared by the UN General Assembly, to be celebrated on July 30, as part of its Programme of Action on a Culture of Peace: “Recognizing the relevance and importance of friendship as … Continue reading

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Why We Oppose Votes for Men – a Poem from 1915

Alice Duer Miller (1874-1942) was born on July 28, 1874, in Staten Island, New York. She was an American poet, novelist, screenwriter, satirist, and feminist. The New York Tribune published a series of her wonderful satirical poems lambasting the objections … Continue reading

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TCS: Roars and Silences – A Five-Poet Week

.  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 comment. ______________________________ … Continue reading

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Summer – Blowing Night Through an Alto Sax

Saundra Rose Maley, American educator, poet, and writer. She teaches at Montgomery College in Maryland. Maley is the author of Solitary Apprenticeship: James Wright and German Poetry; co-editor with Anne Wright of A Wild Perfection: The Selected Letters of James Wright: co-author of The … Continue reading

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He Tells Her that the Earth is Flat

There are a growing number of people who give the same weight to opinions as they do to facts. And some of them can’t even see any difference between them. It’s disturbing, and dangerous, but also absurd, as Wendy Cope … Continue reading

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TCS: To Honor Seneca Falls, Words That Could Only Be Written By Women

Good Morning! ______________________________ Welcome to The Coffee Shop, just for you early riserson Monday mornings. This is an Open Thread forum,so if you have an off-topic opinion burning a hole inyour brainpan, feel free to add a comment. ______________________________ For I conclude that … Continue reading

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A Poem by Mary Oliver

I don’t know about you, but I’m still trying to adjust to “the new reality” – the struggle to get to a post-Covid19 world. Because the pandemic isn’t over, although a lot of people are trying to pretend that it … Continue reading

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Dark Fins Appear – Two Poems for Shark Awareness Day

Shark Awareness Day falls on July 14th annually. Sharks are one of the oldest species on the planet, with fossil records showing they were cruising our oceans at least 420 million years ago. Modern-day sharks have been around for about … Continue reading

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TCS: Pablo Neruda – In Shadow or Light

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 comment. ______________________________ “We … Continue reading

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