Tag Archives: William Butler Yeats

Word Cloud: PILGRIM-SOUL

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD Today is Bloomsday, the day in 1904 that the events in the James Joyce novel Ulysses take place. I confess I have only read pieces of it, because it’s so densely written, and some of it I … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: COOLE

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD Today is Saint Patrick’s Day, and it’s the middle of Women’s History Month, so my choice for this week’s poet was easy: Isabella Augusta, Lady Gregory (1852 – 1932). She was even born on March 15, just … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: EARFUL

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD O chestnut-tree, great-rooted blossomer,  Are you the leaf, the blossom or the bole?  O body swayed to music, O brightening glance,  How can we know the dancer from the dance? – “Among School Children” by W. B. … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: CAILLE

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD In Celtic mythology, the Hag is called the Cailleach, the ‘veiled one’ meaning ‘veiled in mystery.’ There’s a caille between the world of mortals and the ‘otherworld’ of the Aos Sí, also called the Sith or Sidhe, … Continue reading

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