The Lantern Girl (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Based on an old tale I heard that seems to have come from Japan, of a kindly soul who seeks to help anyone who is in trouble just off the coast of her hometown.] A young fisherman was lost at sea   somewhere off the coast of Japan   amidContinue reading “The Lantern Girl (A Poem)”

The Town of Dolls (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Based on Nagoro or Nagoru on Shikoku Island in Japan, known as a “doll village” because more than half its residents are dolls created by a woman named Tsukimi Ayano. They are very realistic and inspired by actual former residents, like memorials of a much simpler time. There is aContinue reading “The Town of Dolls (A Poem)”

A Spirited Museum (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: I’ve seen several videos on the Studio Ghibli Museum in Japan, but I’ve yet to visit it (hopefully someday soon). Has anyone here gotten to experience its magic?] There exists an enchanted wonderland    deep within the city of Mitaka in Japan                   reached by the crossing of a boundaryContinue reading “A Spirited Museum (A Poem)”

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