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An Old Soul (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: “An act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted” ~Aesop’s Fables] An ancient creature roamed a forest    from one shadow to the next       silent as a whisper among the trees    with eyes worn by time        and a heart drained              like an abandoned stoneContinue reading “An Old Soul (A Poem)”

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)”

A Written Soul (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: More musings on the creative process.] I have read that writing reflects its author    as if texts were images upon a pond surface But unlike a pond that ripples and changes    what writers set down on a page can linger    centuries after we have disappeared into timeContinue reading “A Written Soul (A Poem)”

A Quiet Corner of the Soul — Flowers For Socrates

by IRENE FOWLER, Contributor “Silence is like a river of grace inviting us to leap unafraid into its beckoning depths. It is dark and mysterious in the waters of grace. Yet in the silent darkness, we are given new eyes.” – Macrina Wiederkehr   To read Irene’s new poem “A Quiet Corner of the Soul” […]Continue reading “A Quiet Corner of the Soul — Flowers For Socrates”