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Written Candle Wishes (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Based on a true story I heard about a woman known for lighting a lot of candles with wishes for the sake of others. As the tale goes, she was a well-known, charitable person in a certain neighborhood who would fill her yard with candles each Christmas. On the ChristmasContinue reading “Written Candle Wishes (A Poem)”

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“Natural Magic” and “Mindfulness” by PrecariouslyPeculiar

[Note: The two poems that follow are both by PrecariouslyPeculiar (but you can also call her Ku ^_^), a masterful and compassionate writer whose works are awesome on many levels. I would encourage you to check out her whole gallery on DeviantArt. Enjoy!] Natural Magic A winterstruck carnival Sits on a winding hill, Draped allContinue reading ““Natural Magic” and “Mindfulness” by PrecariouslyPeculiar”

The Sweet Passage of Ancient Carols (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Based on a bit of a history lesson about the creation of Christmas carols.] As the years unfurl like a roll of twine      some things endure with the toll of time Among them those ancient songs     first heard around bonfires as people danced along   after the harvestContinue reading “The Sweet Passage of Ancient Carols (A Poem)”

Parade on the Water (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Have you ever seen a whole line of boats all lit up and moving in a parade to entertain crowds of people? It’s quite a spectacle. The below poem was inspired by just such an event, which I attended with a dear friend of mine and her family about twoContinue reading “Parade on the Water (A Poem)”

Journal Entry #35-Back to Good Health

Hi! I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving, and a great week so far. I’m happy to report that my family and I seem to have finally gotten over our strangely prolonged colds. Having gone through that, it feels even better to be out and about–especially now that Christmas is just around the bend. HaveContinue reading “Journal Entry #35-Back to Good Health”

Journal Entry #34–Just Wanted to Stop by to Say Thanks

Happy Thanksgiving! I just wanted to drop in and wish all of you a warm and safe celebration today, surrounded by family and friends. The past couple of days have been a bit hectic for my family while grappling with nasty colds and coughing fits, but I’m happy to report that we’re on the mend–andContinue reading “Journal Entry #34–Just Wanted to Stop by to Say Thanks”

Journal Entry #33-Weekend Sickness

This weekend has been a turbulent ride so far, given that several members of my family have colds–complete with sore throats, stuffy noses, and (for me) a low-grade fever. We’ve sought to get as much rest as possible, and once I’m feeling well again, I’ll be back to catch up with everyone here! I hopeContinue reading “Journal Entry #33-Weekend Sickness”

A Majestic Bird… (A Haiku)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Based on an actual event. We always get the powerful Santa Ana Winds near where I live, and they have been known to carry out any number of objects. One year, they carried off a parrot-shaped kite we had accidentally left unattended outside. Goodness, that made for an interesting andContinue reading “A Majestic Bird… (A Haiku)”

Writing a Future (A Haiku)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Recently, I learned that a short story I had written, entitled “Furry Angels,” had gotten accepted for an anthology from Chicken Soup for the Soul. It is for an edition of their anthology series that will be known as Lessons Learned from my Cat, due to get released in FebruaryContinue reading “Writing a Future (A Haiku)”

Side-by-Side (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Another experiment. Hope you enjoy it. ^_^] Two wooden swings tied with ropes      hang from the branches of an oak tree that      stands upon a grassy knoll      beneath skies brushed      by an orange hue from the sunset      just above the horizon of the ocean     Continue reading “Side-by-Side (A Poem)”