Tag Archives: John Keats

Word Cloud: EERIE

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD What a lot of words we have in English for the things that give us that unsettling tingly feeling! eer-ie – adjective uncanny, sinister, ghostly, unnatural, unearthly, odd, supernatural, otherworldly, strange, abnormal, weird, freakish, creepy, scary, spooky, freaky, frightening, bone-chilling, spine-chilling, hair-raising, blood-curdling . . . Middle English, originally of northern English-Scots origin, … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: SUNCROSSING

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD I am by choice most thoroughly a creature of the West Coast convergence of sea and desert, which gives new meaning to “dry land.” Autumn, when the sun recrosses the equator heading south, might tempt me … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: PHANTASM (revisited)

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD Autumn days slide into long nights of winter-dark –shadows shifting on the bedroom wall, soft footfalls pacing the hallway, or dried leaves scratching on a windowpane – all subtly take on an ominous quality. October is a month abounding with myths … Continue reading

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ON THIS DAY: September 19, 2018

September 19th is Butterscotch Pudding Day National Gymnastics Day International Talk Like a Pirate Day * _________________________________________ MORE! George Cadbury, Sarah Louise Delany and Frank Zappa, click

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ON THIS DAY: October 31, 2017

October 31st is Halloween Books for Treats Day * Caramel Apple Day Day of the Seven Billion * National Magic Day * National UNICEF Day * Reformation Day * U.N. World Cities Day * ___________________________________________________ MORE! Martin Luther, Ethel Waters and … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: EERIE

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD What a lot of words we have in English for the things that give us that unsettling tingly feeling! eer-ie – adjective uncanny, sinister, ghostly, unnatural, unearthly, odd, supernatural, otherworldly, strange, abnormal, weird, freakish, creepy, scary, spooky, freaky, frightening, bone-chilling, spine-chilling, hair-raising, blood-curdling . . . Middle English, originally of northern English-Scots … Continue reading

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ON THIS DAY: September 19, 2017

September 19th is Get Ready Day * Butterscotch Pudding Day National Gymnastics Day International Talk Like a Pirate Day * ___________________________________________________________ MORE! John Keats, Mabel Vernon and Ferdinand Porsche, click

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