Category Archives: Word Cloud

Word Cloud: BEGINNINGS (Redux)

Originally posted on January 15, 2016 – Revised and expanded by NONA BLYTH CLOUD For there’s more enterprise In walking naked     – William Butler Yeats, “A Coat” ________________________________________________ from A Cloak by Denise Levertov  And I walked naked from the … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: STONECRAFTER (Redux)

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD Robinson Jeffers (1887–1962) was 26 years old when he found his place in the world. The son of a Presbyterian minister and biblical scholar who took the family on frequent research trips to Europe, young Jeffers attended boarding … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: PRAISE (Redux)

Originally posted on January 8, 2016 by Nona Blyth Cloud After the frantic weeks from Thanksgiving to New Years, we’re all ready for that “long winter’s nap” we never got in December. But in the U.S., that can be hard … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: WABI-SABI (Redux)

Updated – originally posted on December 25, 2015 by Nona Blyth Cloud Wabi–sabi (侘寂) represents a comprehensive Japanese world view or aesthetic centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection. The aesthetic is sometimes described as one of beauty that is “imperfect, impermanent, … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: Windows (Redux)

by Nona Blyth Cloud Through the small tall bathroom window the December yard is gray and scratchy, the tree calligraphic. ………………………… – Dave Eggers The view from Dave Eggers’ bathroom window is a close match to the view from my kitchen window. Most … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: ENCRYPTED (Redux)

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD When the Germans invaded Denmark in April, 1940, Piet Hein (1905-1996) was a 34-year-old scientist and inventor, who had to decide between three responses: do nothing, flee to “neutral” Sweden — or join the Danish resistance movement. As he explained in … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: SNOWBLIND (Redux)

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD It’s an irony that the things I like best about Christmas are traditions from places where Winter means snow and ice. The smell of pine warmed by glowing lights, carols full of cold Decembers, and hot … Continue reading

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