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Word Cloud: ESSENCE

Essence was originally posted in February 2017, for Black History Month.It seems timely to republish it during the ongoing national discussion ofRacism in America. by NONA BLYTH CLOUD Essence – ‘the indispensable quality of something that determines its character’ – I … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: ESSENCE

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD Essence – ‘the indispensable quality of something that determines its character’ – I consider it poetry’s holy grail. Taking language down to just the exact words needed, eliminating anything that could distract from what’s essential. Lucille Clifton (1936-2010) is a master of essence. … Continue reading

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