Tag Archives: Yusef Komunyakaa

Word Cloud: TRANSFORMATION

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD What’s in a name? Names are a symbol for who we are, but sometimes a birth name can feel like a once-warm coat we’ve outgrown: a little shabby, and tight in all the wrong places. So … Continue reading

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TCS: Braver Still – Poems for Veterans Day, 2019

.  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 … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: APPARITION

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD Samhain or Samhuin (SAH-win or SOW-in – rhymes with cow) was the first day of the new year in the ancient Celtic calendar, the beginning of the “darker half” of the year. Samhain is Irish Gaelic. … 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: TRANSFORMATION

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD What’s in a name? Names are a symbol for who we are, but sometimes a birth name can feel like a once-warm coat we’ve outgrown: a little shabby, and tight in all the wrong places. So … 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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“Facing It”—A Poem by Yusef Komunyakaa in Honor of American Veterans

By Elaine Magliaro Yusef Komunyakaa, the author of the poem Facing It, was born in Bogalusa, Louisiana on April 29, 1947. He “served in the United States Army from 1969 to 1970 as a correspondent, and as managing editor of … Continue reading

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