Category Archives: Poetry

Unhalloween Monsters

by IRENE FOWLER, Contributor “In the event of a threat to the territorial integrity of our countryand to defend Russia and our people, we will certainly make useof all weapon systems available to us. This is not a bluff.” – … Continue reading

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TCS: “For on All Hallows Eve Will the Spirits Come to Play”

    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. … Continue reading

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A Poem for National Cat Day

National Cat Day was inaugurated by animal welfare advocate Colleen Paige in 2005. Eleanor Farjeon (1881-1965) was born in London; prolific English author of children’s stories and plays, poetry, biography, history and satire. Though she wrote many books, she is … Continue reading

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A Poem for World Pasta Day

World Pasta Day: launched at the World Pasta Congress in Rome in 1995. Brian Bilston, the unofficial “Poet Laureate of Twitter” is a mystery man – very little is known about him, other than his intense dislike of Jeremy Clarkson. … Continue reading

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TCS: ‘Is There Anybody There?’

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. ______________________________ “Hell is empty and … Continue reading

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San Juan Capistrano Swallows Depart

October 23rd is the traditonal date for the swallows to depart from San Juan Capistrano. Thousands of  San Juan Capistrano’s famous cliff swallows leave town every year in a swirling mass, the beginning of a 6,000 mile migration to their … Continue reading

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Guns and Roses

by IRENE FOWLER, Contributor “This is the ultimate weakness of violence:It multiplies evil and violence in the universe.     It doesn’t solve any problems.”          – Martin Luther King, Jr. _______________________ UPDATE: The state of Texas is … Continue reading

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A Poem by Emma Bell Miles on Her Birthday

October 19, 1879 – Emma Bell Miles was born; American short story writer, poet, and artist; published The Spirit of the Mountains in 1905, which contained stories, travels narratives, memoir, and cultural analysis of Southern Appalachia. A section of her … Continue reading

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TCS Black Poetry Day – “This Freedom … This Beautiful and Terrible Thing”

    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. ______________________________ … Continue reading

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Elephants Trumpeting Peace

by IRENE FOWLER, Contributor “I don’t think there’s any such thing as an ability to easily use a tactical nuclear weapon and not end up with Armageddon.” – U.S. President Joe Biden “Biden described the current standoff over Ukraine, with … Continue reading

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