Tag Archives: Joy Harjo

The True Measure of Our Thanksgiving

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD “Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our Thanksgiving.” — W.T. Purkiser, author of The Gifts of the Spirit

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A Poem for Native American Heritage Day

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 of ‘Black Friday,’ annual … Continue reading

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TCS: Remember All is in Motion – Poems for Native American Heritage Month

Good Morning! ______________________________ Welcome to The Coffee Shop, just for you early riserson Monday mornings. This is an Open Thread forum,so if you have an off-topic opinion burning a hole inyour brainpan, feel free to add a comment.______________________________ The literature of the aboriginal … Continue reading

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ON THIS DAY: June 19, 2020

June 19th is Garfield the Cat Day * National Watch Day World Sickle Cell Day * National Martini Day Sauntering Day * International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict * __________________________________ MORE! Laura Hobson, Abe Fortas and … Continue reading

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TCS: One Little Room an Everywhere – Life in a Plague Year

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Word Cloud: STORYTELLERS

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD The Friday after Thanksgiving has been designated as Native American Heritage Day by Congress, and signed into law by President George W. Bush, but to many Americans, it is ‘Black Friday’ the unofficial start to the … 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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TCS: Braver Still – Poems for Veterans Day, 2019

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TCS: In Beauty – Poems for Indigenous Peoples Day

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TCS: History Within Breathing Distance

. . 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 … Continue reading

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