Marie Ponsot: Lavender for Grace, Rosemary for Remembrance

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Marie Ponsot (April 6, 1921 – July 5, 2019) American poet, essayist, critic and translator; winner of the 1998 National Book Critics Circle Award for The Bird Catcher. Among many other awards, she was honored by the Poetry Foundation with the 2013 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, awarded to a U.S. poet whose  “lifetime accomplishments
warrant extraordinary recognition.”

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To read Marie Ponsot’s poem, ‘Among Women’ please click:

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ON THIS DAY: July 9, 2019

July 9th is:

Open Heart Day *

Gothic Novel Day *

National Sugar Cookie Day

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ON THIS DAY: July 8, 2019

July 8th is:

Chocolate with Almonds Day

Bodypainting Day *

Coca-Cola Day *

Math 2.0 Day

National Blueberry Day *

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TCS: Here, There Are Blueberries

. . .Good Morning!

. . Today is National Blueberry Day

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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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Some eyes threaten like a loaded and levelled pistol,
and others are as insulting as hissing or kicking;
some have no more expression than blueberries,
while others are as deep as a well which you can fall into.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

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ON THIS DAY: July 7, 2019

July 7th is:

Strawberry Sundae Day

World Chocolate Day *

Tell the Truth Day

Save the Dive Bar Day

Father-Daughter Take a Walk Day

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ON THIS DAY: July 6, 2019

July 6th is:

U.S. Currency Day *

International Kissing Day

Hand Roll (Sushi) Day *

National Fried Chicken Day

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ON THIS DAY: July 5, 2019

July 5th is:

Apple Turnover Day

Graham Cracker Day

Bikini Day *

Workaholics Day

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