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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”

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 #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)”

Random Thoughts on a Lazy Autumn Afternoon (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Autumn is a sweet time, indeed–and the perfect opportunity to reflect on life.] Do you ever like to just drift away           such as on a lazy autumn afternoon   much like a boat released from an old wooden dock     and allowed to float      off down a peaceful stream     emerald greenContinue reading “Random Thoughts on a Lazy Autumn Afternoon (A Poem)”

During the Rain (A Haiku)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: We’re getting a significant storm front coming through my area right now. The rain has been a blessing, in more than one way. It has been easier to fall asleep at night and has inspired some creative inspiration. What are your favorite things to do when it rains?] When rainstormsContinue reading “During the Rain (A Haiku)”

The Unknown (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: A small experiment with “the unknown.“] Waiting just around the corner to pounce everywhere In all things found within each flicker out of the corner of one eye It is there and gone again between moonbeams and bursts of sunshine reaching out as if for warmth and recognition– like aContinue reading “The Unknown (A Poem)”