Category Archives: Word Cloud

TCS: Today is My Husband’s Birthday

. . . Good Morning!      ________________________________ Welcome to The Coffee Shop, just for you early riserson Monday mornings. This is an Open Thread forum,so if you have an off-topic opinion burning a hole inyour brainpan, feel free to add … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: SUMMERFARE

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD Edward Clerihew Bentley (1875-1956) was born on July 10th in London, England. In his youth, he was educated at London’s prestigious St Paul’s School. Gilbert Keith (G. K.) Chesterton was a fellow student, and became his best … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: INDEPENDENCE

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD Tomorrow is the 4th of July, the Independence Day of the United States of America. This will not be a Fourth as usual. Many of us will be spending it inside our homes, waiting for it … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: DISPLACED

First published in February 2017. Updated and reformatted.  by NONA BLYTH CLOUD Illegal Immigrants. Aliens. Refugees. Migrants. Slave Trafficking. Words, most of them ugly, which represent an explosion of desperation among the world’s most vulnerable peoples. There are 70.8 million … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: ESSENCE

Essence was originally posted in February 2017, for Black History Month.It seems timely to republish it during the ongoing national discussion ofRacism in America. by NONA BLYTH CLOUD Essence – ‘the indispensable quality of something that determines its character’ – I … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: SKIN

In light of the international conversation and protests about police abuse of peopleof color, I am republishing this Word Cloud, which was first posted in March, 2017. by NONA BLYTH CLOUD Skin is the largest organ of the human body, … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: SUBVERSIVE

NOTE: This was originally posted on September 9, 2015, and was reprinted September 21, 2018. It has been re-formatted, but the message remains timely, without needing updating. Because the Power Seekers are always with us. by NONA BLYTH CLOUD Whenever … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: ENCHANTER

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD Elizabeth Coatsworth (1893-1986) is mostly remembered now as a very successful and honored children’s author. She won the 1931 Newbery Medalfrom the American Library Association for The Cat Who Went to Heaven, and in 1968 she was a highly commended runner-up … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: MUTABILITY

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD Writers, including poets, use pieces of their lives in their work. Some use large pieces, some only slip in brief flashes. For some, what happened doesn’t matter, only the feelings left behind. Jo Shapcott (1953 – ) … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: MYSTIC

by Nona Blyth Cloud “Abstract Minimalist” — Sometimes the labels that get attached to a poet’s work obscure rather than illuminate. The poet Robert Lax (1915 – 2000) pared down his work and his life to the essentials. Robert Lax dealt … Continue reading

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