Category Archives: Poetry

A Tall Ship and a Star to Steer Her By

John Masefield (1878-1967) was born on June 1, in land-locked Ledbury, a Herefordshire market town, the son of Caroline and George Masefield, a solicitor. His mother died giving birth to his sister when Masefield was only six, and he went to live … Continue reading

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TCS: Dawn Was Theirs and Sunset – In Memoriam

   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. ______________________________ War does not … Continue reading

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Before Memorial Day – for the Widows Left Behind By War

Aline Murray Kilmer (1888-1941) American poet, children’s book author, essayist, and from 1908 until his death in 1918, the wife of Joyce Kilmer, a poet who is mainly remembered for his poem “Trees,” and for dying young in the ‘War … Continue reading

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G.K. Chesterton’s Birthday

May 29, 1874 – G.K. Chesterton born, English author, playwright, critic, poet, and philosopher; noted for his Father Brown mystery series. Chesterton attempted to break the poetic silence on the subject of cheese with a sonnet. I don’t find it to be … Continue reading

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TCS: Two Poets, One Day Apart, Six Poems

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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A Poem for World Turtle Day

This piece has been updated. It was originally posted May 23, 2018. May 23rd is World Turtle Day, which was founded in 1990 and is sponsored by American Tortoise Rescue. Mary Oliver (1935-2019 ) prolific American poet who was born … Continue reading

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Two Poems for World Bee Day

We are bees, and our body is a honeycomb.We made the body, cell by cell we made it. – Rumi (1207-1273) Today is World Bee Day.  On this day in 1734, Anton Janša was born in Carniola (now part of … Continue reading

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TCS: Then We Are Dreaming the Same Dream

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. ______________________________ Nobody really knows what … Continue reading

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I Watch Trees Sway – Poem for National Love A Tree Day

May 16th is National Love a Tree Day in the U.S. Robert Frost (1874 – 1963) is one of the most celebrated American poets. He was born in San Francisco, but lived most of his life in the Eastern U.S., much of it … Continue reading

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A Poem for National Buttermilk Biscuit Day

May 14 is National Buttermilk Biscuit Day. Biscuits have been popular in America since before the U.S. Civil War. Alexander P. Ashbourne patented the first biscuit cutter in 1875. Willa Schneberg (1952 – ) American interdisciplinary artist and poet, author … Continue reading

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