Tag Archives: Denise Levertov

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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World Poetry Day: Celebration

In honor of World Poetry Day, this poem from Denise Levertov (1923-1997): Celebration … Brilliant, this day – a young virtuoso of a day. Morning shadow cut by sharpest scissors, deft hands. And every prodigy of green – whether it’s ferns … Continue reading

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by NONA BLYTH CLOUD For there’s more enterprise In walking naked     – William Butler Yeats, “A Coat” from A Cloak by Denise Levertov And I walked naked from the beginning breathing in my life, breathing out poems,   … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: PRAISE

by Nona Blyth Cloud After the frantic weeks from Thanksgiving to New Years, we’re all ready for that “long winter’s nap” we never got in December. But in the U.S., that can be hard to come by. Most of us … Continue reading

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by NONA BLYTH CLOUD Conspicuous consumption is a term introduced by the Norwegian-American economist and sociologist Thorstein Veblen in his book The Theory of the Leisure Class. The term refers to consumers who buy expensive items to display wealth and income … Continue reading

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