Tag Archives: Walter de la Mare

Word Cloud: HIBERNAL

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD In the afternoons, it’s hard for me to believe that we are only thirteen days from the winter solstice. Day after day here in Southern California, the weather is sunny and exceptionally dry. Our fire season … Continue reading

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TCS: Bewitched

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: DARKNESS

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD The pages of our calendars are flying off like autumn leaves. To the delight of children, we are nearing that annual candy-scavenge in America: Halloween. Our celebrations of the eerie and macabre are pretty bland compared to … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: PHANTASM

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 … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: DARKLING

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD The long days of summer are a pleasant memory. Now the warm days grow fewer, and the Autumn nights are longer, with winter-chill in the wee hours. It’s the darkling time of year, when we want … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: GLANCE

by Nona Blyth Cloud I collect odd bits of historic detail and stray facts. I look for unlikely connections. Sometimes my mind wanders off in a completely new direction in the middle of a sentence, and what I started out … Continue reading

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