Tag Archives: National Poetry Month

A Poem for the First Day of National Poetry Month

Some People Like Poetry by Wislawa Szymborska Some people— that means not everyone. Not even most of them, only a few. Not counting school, where you have to, and poets themselves, you might end up with something like two per … Continue reading

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by NONA BLYTH CLOUD I’m sure you’ve been longing to know how I choose my subjects each week. It’s different every time, but this week will give you an idea. At the beginning of April, I printed out a list of poets … Continue reading

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TCS: Cut Out in Stars – POETRY in Shakespeare’s Plays

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: DELIGHT

by Nona Blyth Cloud Happy Birthday, William Shakespeare! Tradition says Shakespeare was born April 23. While Shakespeare (1564-1616) is best remembered  for his plays, his sonnets are what first brought him fame. There’s been much speculation about just who inspired them. Most … Continue reading

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by Nona Blyth Cloud In an interview in the Kenyon Review in 2103,  the poet Solmaz Sharif  was asked: What have you learned about the writing process in the last five years? “…I’m surprised to find that in addition to … Continue reading

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“INCIDENT”: A Poem by Countee Cullen for the Last Day of National Poetry Month (VIDEO)

Posted by Elaine Magliaro The Poetry Foundation has said that poet Countee Cullen (1903-1946) “was perhaps the most representative voice of the Harlem Renaissance.” INCIDENT By Countee Cullen Once riding in old Baltimore, Heart-filled, head-filled with glee, I saw a … Continue reading

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“Nude Descending a Staircase” by X. J. Kennedy: A Famous Poem about a Famous Painting

By Elaine Magliaro I enjoy reading poems that were written about works of art and literature–especially fairy tales. The following poem written by X.J. Kennedy has been a favorite of mine for decades. It was inspired by Marcel Duchamp’s famous painting Nude … Continue reading

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