Category Archives: Poetry

A Poem for Weed Appreciation Day

Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892-1950) was born in Maine, graduated from Vassar College in 1917, and became a well-known poet and playwright, with a strong feminist style. She was the third woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, in 1923, … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: ECSTASY

reposted in honor of Women’s History Month by NONA BLYTH CLOUD If you look up “complex” in the dictionary, you may find a picture of H.D. (1886-1961). Since most Americans and many people in the rest of the world have not … Continue reading

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Poems for Tolkien Reading Day

Today is Tolkien Reading Day, started by the Tolkien Society in 2003. It is held annually on March 25, the day of the downfall of Sauron. In addition to writing The Hobbit, and The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Tolkien … Continue reading

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TCS: Some Rain Must Fall – Poems for World Meteorological Day

. . 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. … Continue reading

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Celebration: A Poem for World Poetry Day

Today is World Poetry Day. Denise Levertov (1923-1997) British-born American poet, known for her anti-Vietnam war poems in the 1960s and 1970s, which also included themes of destruction by greed, racism, and sexism. Her later poetry reflects her conversion to … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: MIDLIFE

reposted in honor of Women’s History Month by NONA BLYTH CLOUD I guess it’s human nature to try to make things fit, whether it’s putting on roof tiles, or papers we need to file, or sorting the animal kingdom into … Continue reading

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TCS: Coping With Crisis – Lift Every Voice and Sing

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. __________________________________ Lift … Continue reading

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