Category Archives: Word Cloud

Word Cloud: BUTTERFLY

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD I’m sure you’ve been longing to know how I choose my subjects each week. It’s different every time, but this week will give you an idea. At the beginning of April, I printed out a list of poets … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: DIGGER

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: DISINHERITED

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD In pursuit of poetic history for National Poetry Month, I’ve dipped into the dusty past to look at a poet who was once an international figure in literary circles, but whose work has dwindled in the … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: RULEBREAKER

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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Word Cloud: CONTRARY

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD ‘Light Verse’ – one of those labels like ‘children’s book’ that makes a many people assume a writer’s work is not quite good enough to be called poetry or literature. But labels, like the covers of books, are far … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: COOLE

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD Today is Saint Patrick’s Day, and it’s the middle of Women’s History Month, so my choice for this week’s poet was easy: Isabella Augusta, Lady Gregory (1852 – 1932). She was even born on March 15, just … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: SKIN

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD Skin is the largest organ of the human body, the envelope that keeps everything else together. It’s also a map that tells strangers something about who we are, like our approximate age, and the kind of … Continue reading

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