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World Poetry Day: A Poem by Billy Collins

reprinted from 2017 and 2018 It’s World Poetry Day again. Even if you think you don’t like poetry, I’m betting that you will like Billy Collins. He wrote the poem “Introduction to Poetry” about what he’d like people to get … 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: SWELTERING

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD I don’t know what the weather is like where you are, but here, it’s too hot for serious poetry. So let’s take a look at some playful verse. It’s not too surprising that most funny poems … Continue reading

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WORLD POETRY DAY: A Poem by Billy Collins

reprinted from 2017 It’s World Poetry Day again. Even if you think you don’t like poetry, I’m betting that you will like Billy Collins. ________________________________________________ Here’s a poem he wrote about what he’d like people to get out of his … Continue reading

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WORLD POETRY DAY: A Billy Collins Poem

It’s World Poetry Day again. Even if you think you don’t like poetry, I’m betting that you will like Billy Collins. ________________________________________________________________  Here’s a poem he wrote about what he’d like people to get out of his poems, and what … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: WATER

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD WATER — after air, the element most essential to our lives. Oceans cover over 70% of the earth’s surface but, as Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s Ancient Mariner of the long grey beard and glittering eye tells us, it’s  Water, … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: UNORDINARY

by Nona Blyth Cloud The rarest, most daunting kind of poetry to write well is obvious yet original, and funny but profound, all at the same time. Typically, young poets start out writing poetry steeped in angst and tortured imagery, … Continue reading

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