Tag Archives: Hilaire Belloc

Word Cloud: WHIRLIGIG

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD What is one to make of Hilaire Belloc (1870-1953)? A man of so many contradictions he seems like a human whirligig. Anti-German and Anti-Semitic. Combative and intolerant in his philosophical and political writings, but whimsical and amusing … Continue reading

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TCS: This Wonder of an Elephant – Poems for World Elephant Day

. Good Morning! __________________________________________ 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. __________________________________________ … Continue reading

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TCS: Fearful Symmetry – Poems for International Tiger Day

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ON THIS DAY: July 27, 2019

July 27th is Bagpipe Appreciation Day Barbie-in-a-Blender Day Crème Brulee Day Helen Keller Day Scotch Whisky Day Walk on Stilts Day _______________________________________ MORE! Lucy Salmon, Hilaire Belloc and Marielle Franco, click

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Word Cloud: AUGUST

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD The last day of August, still time to catch some summer sun, and enhale its layers of aroma: sunscreen, watermelon, citronella and charcoal brickettes. So I have three August poems for you from three very different … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: ZOO

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD I’m in the mood for a Trip to the Zoo, and I think Hilaire Belloc (1870-1953) will be the perfect guide. His classic books, The Bad Child’s Book of Beasts, and More Beasts for Worse Children, prove his knowledge … Continue reading

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ON THIS DAY: July 27, 2018

July 27th is Bagpipe Appreciation Day Barbie-in-a-Blender Day Crème Brulee Day Scotch Whisky Day Walk on Stilts Day _________________________________________ MORE! Alexandre Dumas fils, Irene Fischer and Bugs Bunny, click

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