Tag Archives: William Butler Yeats

Word Cloud: BEGINNINGS (Redux)

Originally posted on January 15, 2016 – Revised and expanded by NONA BLYTH CLOUD For there’s more enterprise In walking naked     – William Butler Yeats, “A Coat” ________________________________________________ from A Cloak by Denise Levertov  And I walked naked from the … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: CAILLE (‘Veil’ revisted)

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD This is a re-post of a Word Cloud from 2016, because it’s October, the month for otherworldly poetry, and things that go bump in the night.    In Celtic mythology, the Hag is called the Cailleach, the ‘veiled one’ … Continue reading

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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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