ON THIS DAY: March 24, 2020

March 24th is

International Day for the Right to the Truth
Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations
and for the Dignity of Victims *Oscar Romero - peace quote

World Tuberculosis Day *

Chocolate Covered Raisins Day

National Agriculture Day

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ON THIS DAY: March 23, 2020

March 23rd is

World Meteorological Day *

National Chia Day

Chip and Dip Day

National OK Day *

National Puppy Day *

Near-Miss Day *

National Tamale Day

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TCS: Some Rain Must Fall – Poems for World Meteorological Day

. . Good Morning! 

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Welcome to The Coffee Shop, just for you early risers
on Monday mornings. This is an Open Thread forum,
so if you have an off-topic opinion burning a hole in
your brainpan, feel free to add a comment.

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Climate is what we expect,
weather is what we get.

– Mark Twain

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ON THIS DAY: March 22, 2020

March 22nd is

As Young As You Feel Day

World Water Day *

Bavarian Cream Crepes Day

National Goof-Off Day

World Day of Metta *

International Day of the Seal

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Celebration: A Poem for World Poetry Day

Today is World Poetry Day.

Denise Levertov (1923-1997) British-born American poet, known for her anti-Vietnam war poems in the 1960s and 1970s, which also included themes of destruction by greed, racism, and sexism. Her later poetry reflects her conversion to Catholicism. No matter the subject, she was always an acute observer, and wrote with a rare combination of economy and grace. Levertov was the author of 24 books of poetry, as well as non-fiction, and she served as poetry editor of The Nation and Mother Jones. She was honored with the Robert Frost Medal in 1990, and the Lannan Literary Award for Poetry in 1993. In 1997, Levertov died from complications of lymphoma at the age of seventy-four.

“Celebration” is one of the last poems she wrote before her death, but it is a poem full of life.

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ON THIS DAY: March 21, 2020

March 21st is

International Day of Forests *

French Bread Day

Common Courtesy Day

Single Parent Day *

Down Syndrome Day *

Education Freedom Day *

World Poetry Day *

International Colour Day

International Day for the Elimination
of Racial Discrimination *

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ON THIS DAY: March 20, 2020

March 20th is

Won’t You Be My Neighbor Day *

Alien Abduction Day *

National Ravioli Day

World Sparrow Day *

World Storytelling Day *

UN French Language Day *

World Day of Theatre for Children *

UN International Day of Happiness *

National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

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