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Autumnal Advice (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Happy First Day of Autumn!!!] Numerous stresses threatened to crash down on me      one afternoon this past week                   …of concerns for family and friends                           troubles in the world at large                              and plans that seemed                                              just beyond                                                  my reach I tugged on a mask andContinue reading “Autumnal Advice (A Poem)”

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A Halloween Tree (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Has anyone read Ray Bradbury’s story, The Halloween Tree, or seen the animated film adaptation of it with Leonard Nimoy? I would definitely recommend it, especially the special, since the focus is on how Halloween as a holiday has developed over the centuries.] Have you seenthe Halloween Tree where pumpkinsContinue reading “A Halloween Tree (A Poem)”

Autumn Delights (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Yet another Autumn-themed poem, but I’m just looking forward to Autumn so much. However, even now, certain flavors and special little twists of the season have started to appear. What are your favorite treats of the season?] Spices waft through the crisp air       like promises of change—                                                               cinnamonContinue reading “Autumn Delights (A Poem)”

A Magical Slip in Seasons (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: I’m really looking forward to the arrival of Autumn.] When Autumn slips into our world    dressed in amber and golden waves  she alters the fabric of reality     and thins the gauze that hangs       between this existence and the next—               or so the old legends say EnchantmentsContinue reading “A Magical Slip in Seasons (A Poem)”