Category Archives: Word Cloud

Word Cloud: MAYBLOOMS (Redux)

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD This is the second in our series of May poets — and it’s almost ‘Too Many Poets”  — seventeen poets. There are probably even more, but these have either published in English, or had their poems translated into … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: MAYHAPPENSTANCE (Redux)

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD There are over 40 poets on the May birthday list, and I already knew the work of of 27 of them, and the names of several others, before I began to look them up. So May … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: EVER-AFTER (Redux)

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD Next week I’ll be back, hard at work, but my husband and I are on Part 36 of our Never-Ending Honeymoon for a few more days. I leave for you two poems. I wrote the first … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: TREES

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD Trees are becoming more important all the time. They produce almost one-third of the oxygen in Earth’s atmosphere. Trees are a major source of food, building materials, paper, medicine, cloth, and thousands of other things we … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: EXTRAVAGANT (Redux for Poetry Month)

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD There is just a breath of Purtianism lurking in most American poetry. We admire the winnowing of excess words, the spareness of poets like Frost and Sandburg and the prose of Hemingway and Steinbeck. American poets … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: DIGGER (Redux – National Poetry Month)

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD April is a good month for poetry-lovers. Just a partial list of April’s birthdays includes: Edmond Rostand, Maya Angelou, Algernon Charles Swinburne, William Wordsworth, Louise Gluck, Charlotte Brontë, Robert Penn Warren, Walter del la Mare, Ted … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: RULEBREAKER (Redux – Women’s History Month)

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD My Theatre Arts teacher in high school told me: “You should know the rules before you break them.” It wasn’t an original thought, but most thoughts aren’t – after all, about 108 billion people have been living and … Continue reading

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