Category Archives: Poetry

Word Cloud: BUTTERFLY

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD I’m sure you’ve been longing to know how I choose my subjects each week. It’s different every time, but this week will give you an idea. At the beginning of April, I printed out a list of poets … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: DIGGER

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD April is a good month for poetry-lovers. Just a partial list of April’s birthdays includes: Edmond Rostand, Maya Angelou, Algernon Charles Swinburne, William Wordsworth, Louise Gluck, Charlotte Brontë, Robert Penn Warren, Walter del la Mare, Ted … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: DISINHERITED

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD In pursuit of poetic history for National Poetry Month, I’ve dipped into the dusty past to look at a poet who was once an international figure in literary circles, but whose work has dwindled in the … Continue reading

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TCS: Cut Out in Stars – POETRY in Shakespeare’s Plays

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: RULEBREAKER

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD My Theatre Arts teacher in high school told me: “You should know the rules before you break them.” It wasn’t an original thought, but most thoughts aren’t – after all, about 108 billion people have been living and … Continue reading

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A Little Touch of Tolkien for Tolkien Reading Day

2003 – Tolkien Reading Day * is organized by the Tolkien Society, now held annually on March 25, the day of the downfall of Sauron March 25 should also be noted in Tolkien lore because: ________________________________________________________________ Maybe you’re too busy … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: CONTRARY

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD ‘Light Verse’ – one of those labels like ‘children’s book’ that makes a many people assume a writer’s work is not quite good enough to be called poetry or literature. But labels, like the covers of books, are far … Continue reading

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