Category Archives: Poetry

A Poem for Celebration of the Horse Day

Horses and humans have had a relationship for at least 5,000 years – it hasn’t always been a good one on our part, but there are few humans who can deny the attraction of their beauty and grace in motion.  … Continue reading

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TCS: Today is My Husband’s Birthday

. . . 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 … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: SUMMERFARE

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD Edward Clerihew Bentley (1875-1956) was born on July 10th in London, England. In his youth, he was educated at London’s prestigious St Paul’s School. Gilbert Keith (G. K.) Chesterton was a fellow student, and became his best … Continue reading

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TCS: Election Anxiety in a Plague Year

 . 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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My Only Ticket Out – Poems by Mitsuye Yamada

The internment of thousands of Japanese Americans during WWII is a dark stain on United States history. There were people who spoke out against it even at the time, including First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, but the attack on Pearl Harbor … Continue reading

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A Poem for This Fourth of July

This 4th of July I don’t feel much like celebrating. The Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave is in trouble, more divided, more unequal, and certainly less free, than ever. In November, I do believe we … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: INDEPENDENCE

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD Tomorrow is the 4th of July, the Independence Day of the United States of America. This will not be a Fourth as usual. Many of us will be spending it inside our homes, waiting for it … Continue reading

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A Poem for I Forgot Day

Billy Collins (March 22, 1941 – ) dubbed “the most popular poet in America” by Bruce Weber in the New York Times, was a two-term U.S. Poet Laureate (2001-2003), and has published many poetry collections, including Questions About Angels, The Art of Drowning and Nine Horses: Poems. It … Continue reading

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A Perfect Poem for Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day

When I was a kid, I used to think, ‘Man, if I could ever affordall the ice cream I want to eat, that’s as rich as I ever want to be. – Jimmy Dean Jack Prelutsky (1940 – ), American poet and … Continue reading

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A Poem by Czeslaw Milosz in Honor of His Birth Day

Czesław Miłosz (1911-2004) was born on June 30 in Šeteniai, Lithuania, the son of a Polish civil engineer, at a time of great upheaval. He became a Polish-American poet, prose writer, translator, and diplomat, regarded as one of the great … Continue reading

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