Category Archives: Holidays

Another Kind of Christmas

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD I wrote this poem because my part of America is often mocked for its lack of connection to the “traditional” Christmas of colder climes. To read “Another Kind of Christmas” click:

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A Holiday Greeting from Irene

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An Old-and-New Carol for Go Caroling Day

It is widely believed that caroling on Christmas started in 1223 at the church of St. Francis of Assisi. He thought that it was better to sing songs full of joy and fun during the holidays, instead of solemn hymns. … Continue reading

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The True Measure of Our Thanksgiving

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD “Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our Thanksgiving.” — W.T. Purkiser, author of The Gifts of the Spirit

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Happy Father’s Day 2022

I’m re-posting my favoriteFather’s Day Cartoon – Enjoy! click here:

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To the New Year

W. S. Merwin (1927–2019) was an American poet who wrote more than fifty books of poetry and prose, and produced many translations. In the 1980s and 1990s, his writing influence derived from an interest in Buddhist philosophy and deep ecology. … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays

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Holidays

However and whatever you celebrate in December, may it bring you and yours much joy and all good things. I offer these two poems for those who may be looking for some “all is calm.” To read “Holidays” and “Another … Continue reading

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TCS: The Frost-Fires Kindle – Winter 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. ____________________________ … Continue reading

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A Poem for Native American Heritage Day

The Friday after Thanksgiving has been designated as Native American Heritage Day in the U.S. since 2008, but some Native Americans feel the day is a poor choice, since it coincides with the aggressive capitalism and greed of ‘Black Friday,’ annual … Continue reading

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