Category Archives: Word Cloud

Word Cloud: BRIEFLY

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD Apologies, Dear Readers, I am in the thrall of a head cold this week, and so this edition of Word Cloud will be brief. As the New Testament says, the spirit is willing, but the flesh … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: FIRST

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD Indigenous – aboriginal, earliest, FIRST, native, original Continuing this week with poems for National Native American Heritage Month, which happens in the U.S. every November, but with less fanfare than it deserves. Of course, some Native Americans don’t … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: ENTHRALL

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD Witches. In cultures around the world, stories are told of women who have some extraordinary power: the gift of foretelling the future; of casting spells to alter reality; of mysteriously healing the sick; of cursing their … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: PHANTASM (revisited)

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD Autumn days slide into long nights of winter-dark –shadows shifting on the bedroom wall, soft footfalls pacing the hallway, or dried leaves scratching on a windowpane – all subtly take on an ominous quality. October is a month abounding with myths … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: DARKLING (revisited)

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD The long days of summer are a pleasant memory. Now the warm days grow fewer, and the Autumn nights are longer, with winter-chill in the wee hours. It’s the darkling time of year, when we want … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: CAILLE (‘Veil’ revisted)

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD This is a re-post of a Word Cloud from 2016, because it’s October, the month for otherworldly poetry, and things that go bump in the night.    In Celtic mythology, the Hag is called the Cailleach, the ‘veiled one’ … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: SHADOWLIGHT (revisited)

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD The remarkable Etel Adnan, who excels as a visual artist, and equally as a writer, is 93 years old. On September 1, 2018, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art opened an exhibition of her artwork … Continue reading

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