Category Archives: Holidays

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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If You’re Cynical About Valentine’s Day – This is For You

I went into marriage at age 34, after a long series of failed relationships — but I have never been more certain that it was absolutely the right choice, because it took all those failures to teach me what to value in … Continue reading

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A Poem for the Lunar New Year

Lynda Hull (1954-1994), American Poet; as a teenager, she ran away from home. For the next several years, Hull lived in various Chinatowns across North America and married a Chinese immigrant. After reconnecting with her family in the early 1980s, … Continue reading

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Holidays – a poem

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882), was the most popular American poet of his day, and one of the first American celebrities who was also known in Europe. Though he was a very private man, who suffered greatly from neuralgia (nerve pain), his … Continue reading

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Peace

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ON THIS DAY: October 6, 2020

Dear Readers: This is my last post at Flower for Socrates. Please see yesterday’s TCS: Some Last Thoughts   October 6th is American Libraries Day * Mad Hatter Day * National Badger Day National Noodle Day Physician Assistant Day _______________________________ MORE! Settimia … Continue reading

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