Category Archives: Poetry

Word Cloud: NONSENSE

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD If we look behind the mask of Comedy, we will find the face of Tragedy. Laughter may be humanity’s greatest survival skill, a potent weapon against despair and the Unfairness of Life. Today, people in “industrialized … Continue reading

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TCS: A Time Confused and With Few Clear Stars

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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

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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

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