Tag Archives: Joy Harjo

Word Cloud: TABLE

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD The Friday after Thanksgiving has been designated as Native American Heritage Day in the U.S. since 2008, but some Native Americans feel the day is a poor choice, since it coincides with the aggressive capitalism and greed … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: CIRCLES

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD November in the U.S. is Native American Heritage Month.  It was not something that happened easily. In 1915, Red Fox James, a member of the Blackfoot nation, rode his horse from state to state seeking approval from … Continue reading

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TCS: Thoughts for a 69th Birthday

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 … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: HEARTBEAT

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD Heartbeat. The drum of human life. No matter who we are, where we were born, or how we live, it is the rhythm of each of our lives. The Native American women poets who are today’s … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: MAYBLOOMS

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD This is the second in our series of May poets — and it’s almost ‘Too Many Poets” week — seventeen poets were born this week. There are probably even more, but these have either published in English, … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: EARTH

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD Religion and Science — two different approaches to the questions, How Does Stuff Work? and Why Do Things Happen? When you start with the same questions, you often uncover similar answers. The Elements, for example. The “basic four”— … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: BREATH

by Nona Blyth Cloud The element most essential to human life is air. If we can’t breathe, we die. Life outside the womb begins with a first inhale of air, and ends with a last exhale. We must have air … Continue reading

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