Category Archives: Poetry

Word Cloud: CONNECTION (redux)

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD When you finally come down to it, all Art is really about such a basic thing: Connection. Human to human, and human to art, whether it’s in a museum, or hung on your wall, up on … Continue reading

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TCS – Something Greater: Poems for Give Something Away Day

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: MULTI-RACIAL (Redux)

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD She was born as Alice Ruth Moore on July 19, 1875, in New Orleans, Louisiana. Her heritage was a complex mix: Creole, which in her city meant descendants of early French and Spanish inhabitants; African American, … Continue reading

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Marie Ponsot: Lavender for Grace, Rosemary for Remembrance

_____________________________________ Marie Ponsot (April 6, 1921 – July 5, 2019) American poet, essayist, critic and translator; winner of the 1998 National Book Critics Circle Award for The Bird Catcher. Among many other awards, she was honored by the Poetry Foundation … Continue reading

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TCS: Here, There Are Blueberries

. . .Good Morning! . . Today is National Blueberry Day ___________________________________________ 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 … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: Flutterbys (Redux)

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD Summer has filled her veins with light and her heart is washed with noon.  – C. Day Lewis We are in deep summer now in the Northern Hemisphere. Summer brings abundance and sunlit hours that give … Continue reading

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Poem for the 4th of July, 2019

Archibald MacLeish (1892-1982) is probably most remembered for his play J.B. He spent some time in and out of the writing life, as a lawyer, an ambulance driver in WWI, an Ivy League professor, and, at the request of President Franklin Roosevelt, as … Continue reading

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