Category Archives: Poetry

A Poem in Honor of Homemade Soup Day

Daniel Nyikos was born in Germany into a U.S. military family. His mother is Hungarian and his father is an American of Hungarian descent. The family moved a lot during his early school years, mostly in America and the Netherlands. … Continue reading

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A Poem for the Day of Simone Weil’s Birth

Simone Weil (1909-1943), was a French philosopher, Christian mystic and political activist. Disregarding her frail health, Weil worked for a year in factories to better understand the working people she was trying to help as a trade unionist. She was described … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: RIFT (Redux – for Black History Month)

by Nona Blyth Cloud We sometimes forget how closely History is following behind us. Just over 50 years ago, it was still illegal for people of different races to marry in 16 U.S. states, mostly in the South. It wasn’t … Continue reading

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A Poem for Dia da Saudade

I was intrigued by the Brazilian Dia da Saudade, which was roughly translated as “Longing for What is Absent Day” so I went in search of a poem which might illustrate the feeling, and found “Before” by Ada Limón, which I … Continue reading

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A Poem for National Puzzle Day

    Shel Silverstein (1930-1999), beloved children’s book author, poet, singer-songwriter, cartoonist, and screenwriter, has over 20 million books in print in 30 languages. _________________________________ For his poem, Picture Puzzle Piece, click here:

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A Poem for Sunday

Indira Babbellapati is a Professor of English at Andhra University, in Pradesh, India. She has published several collections of poetry, including: Affaire de Coeur, Vignettes of the Sea, and From the Biography of an Unknown Woman. She has also translated … Continue reading

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Mary Oliver (1935-2019)

by Nona Blyth Cloud Wikipedia tries to sum her up: Mary Jane Oliver (September 10, 1935 – January 17, 2019) was an American  poet who won the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. In 2007 The New York Times described her as “far and away, this country’s … Continue reading

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