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Beneath the Mountaintop (A Haiku)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Another major legend comes from the oldest residents in my area, those with family ties that go back centuries upon centuries. It is important to remember their stories and pass them along, such as this one about a shaman who turned wicked, sought to steal souls, and got defeated byContinue reading “Beneath the Mountaintop (A Haiku)”

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An Ode to Djinn (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: I’ve always thought djinn were fascinating.] Inscribed in ancient folklore   exist djinn composed of fire and air   whose forms shift with practiced ease       like the moon transforms each month They are as counterpoints to humanity    we beings created from earth and water     physical though sturdyContinue reading “An Ode to Djinn (A Poem)”