Tag Archives: Elizabeth Coatsworth

Word Cloud: CAILLE (‘Veil’ revisted)

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD This is a re-post of a Word Cloud from 2016, because it’s October, the month for otherworldly poetry, and things that go bump in the night.    In Celtic mythology, the Hag is called the Cailleach, the ‘veiled one’ … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: ENCHANTER

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD Elizabeth Coatsworth (1893-1986) is mostly remembered now as a very successful and honored children’s author. She won the 1931 Newbery Medal from the American Library Association for The Cat Who Went to Heaven, and in 1968 she was a highly commended … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: MAYDEEP

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD “Now is the month of maying” says the old song by Thomas Morley. Our month of maying is drawing to a close, but we have explored far more than spring romance. Many of these end-of-May poets have taken … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: CAILLE

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD In Celtic mythology, the Hag is called the Cailleach, the ‘veiled one’ meaning ‘veiled in mystery.’ There’s a caille between the world of mortals and the ‘otherworld’ of the Aos Sí, also called the Sith or Sidhe, … Continue reading

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