Category Archives: Word Cloud

Word Cloud: LIONESS

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD In March, 2010, one of Iran’s most famous and admired poets, about to board a fight for Paris to participate in an International Women’s Day program, was suddenly intercepted and arrested by intelligence officers. 82-year-old Simin … Continue reading

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APOLOGY

Apology for Her by Emily Dickinson Apology for Her Be rendered by the Bee— Herself, without a Parliament Apology for Me.  _______________________________ Apologies Dear Readers for the missing Word Cloud post. Word Cloud will return at the usual time next … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: LATE-BLOOMER

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD Eleanor Ross Taylor (1920-2011) was born in Norwood, North Carolina on June 30, 1920. At the time, there were about 1200 people living in or near the town. She once said in an interview: “I think the first … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: FABLES

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD ONCE UPON A TIME, in a country so big that it stretched for many miles, all the way between two oceans, a woman wrote a poem. This poem was put in the base of a statue … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: SUMMER-LONG

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD While Memorial Day has become the unofficial start of summer for Americans, the actual start of the season here in the Northern Hemisphere is the Summer Solstice.  The Solstice this year began at 6:07 AM, U.S. … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: IMAGINATIVE

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD Susan Elizabeth Howe (1949 – ) uses her middle name attempting avoid being confused with the other poet named Susan Howe (1937 – ), who is better known, and being older, has won more awards. Having a fairly … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: FUN

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD Whenever I do a column centered around a theme, like a holiday or a season of the year, instead of focusing on a specific author, I am confronted with reams of truly awful poetry written for … Continue reading

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