Tag Archives: Paul Lawrence Dunbar

Word Cloud: PORTRAITS

by Nona Blyth Cloud For the second week of Black History Month, we have poets from different backgrounds, generations, and even one from a different continent. What they share are vivid imaginations that translate into memorable word pictures. _______________________________________ Camille … 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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Word Cloud: MULTI-RACIAL

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD She was born as Alice Ruth Moore on July 19, 1875, in New Orleans LA. Her heritage was a complex mix: Creole, which in her city meant descendants of early French and Spanish inhabitants; African American, … Continue reading

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