Category Archives: Word Cloud

Word Cloud: CONVERSATION

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD There is a strong tradition of women in America being involved in social justice movements. The Abolitionist, Women’s Rights and Civil Rights movements all have notable women in their histories. So it should be no surprise … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: PORTRAITS

by Nona Blyth Cloud For the second week of Black History Month, we have poets from different backgrounds, generations, and even one from a different continent. What they share are vivid imaginations that translate into memorable word pictures. _______________________________________ Camille … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: DREAM

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD February is Black History Month in the United States. When Martin Luther King Jr. made his famous speech, “I Have a Dream,” in 1963, he wasn’t the first African-American to talk about a dream for a … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: CUMULATION

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD It’s not easy to sum up a person’s life. No one is just one thing, and no one stays the same from one year to the next, especially when a single event can radically alter someone’s … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: WORKING-DAYS

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD In William Shakespeare’s play, Much Ado About Nothing, Beatrice says in mock lament: I may sit in a corner and cry heigh-ho for a husband! When Don Pedro offers to get her one, she asks if … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: CODA

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD There are some people who begin to hear the ticking of the clock louder and louder in their lives, that relentless reminder that death is somewhere up ahead. They study it, try to pry at death’s … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: STUNNED

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD There are “some people” who wonder why I do this weekly series on poetry. The readership isn’t large, although I am often surprised by who shows up, and from where they are visiting. I’m passionate about … Continue reading

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