Category Archives: Word Cloud

Word Cloud: HEARTBEAT

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD Heartbeat. The drum of human life. No matter who we are, where we were born, or how we live, it is the rhythm of each of our lives. The Native American women poets who are today’s … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: CEREMONIES

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD This week,  I’m showcasing poets from different tribal backgrounds in honor of Native American Heritage Month in the U.S.. Alienation is a common theme in the work of Native Americans, who frequently begin life speaking their … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: NOVEMBER

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD November. Depending on where you live, it’s still autumn, or already winter, or spring-into-summer if you’re south of the equator. Here in America, we’re going off Daylight Savings Time this weekend, and it will get dark … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: APPARITION

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD Samhain or Samhuin (SAH-win or SOW-in – rhymes with cow) was the first day of the new year in the ancient Celtic calendar, the beginning of the “darker half” of the year. Samhain is Irish Gaelic. … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: DARKNESS

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD The pages of our calendars are flying off like autumn leaves. To the delight of children, we are nearing that annual candy-scavenge in America: Halloween. Our celebrations of the eerie and macabre are pretty bland compared to … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: SUNCROSSING

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD I am by choice most thoroughly a creature of the West Coast convergence of sea and desert, which gives new meaning to “dry land.” Autumn, when the sun recrosses the equator heading south, might tempt me … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: MIGRANT (Hispanic Heritage Month)

Hispanic Heritage Month (annually in the U.S. from September 15 to October 15) is an acknowledgement of the many contributions to the culture, intellectual enrichment and economic prosperity of the U.S. made by Americans whose families came here from Central … Continue reading

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