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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)”

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”

Glass Serenade (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Have you ever heard of a “Glass Harmonica?” Otherwise known as a glass armonica, glass harmonium,¬†bowl organ, or¬†hydrocrystalophone, this musical instrument composed of rotating glass bowls was invented by Benjamin Franklin and became so notorious for creating eerie melodies that a bunch of superstitions and spooky tales appeared about it.Continue reading “Glass Serenade (A Poem)”