Petticoat in Mafeking and Other Poems

By Julia Vaughan Petticoat in Mafeking Fourteenth of October, Eighteen Ninety Nine Ada wrote to her sister, Emily The great Siege of Mafeking had begun Four children, under twelve, to keep safely Fifty-seven letters detail the horror Dug outs under wagons, surrounded by Sandbags, the new, safe-home in a hollow Ninety-six pound shells, dynamite craters … Continue reading Petticoat in Mafeking and Other Poems

White Fairy Lights Brighten the Trails

By Carmen F Micsa Life can be a fairy-tale Photo by CARMEN F MICSA, Salmon Falls Trails, CA  White fairy lanterns — orbits of light cascade down winter’s raw and reddish earth on an early spring day. Wide-opened cups of joy —  nature’s nod to winter’s sorrows melted away as quickly as chirping sparrows. Serene snow globes, the delicate white … Continue reading White Fairy Lights Brighten the Trails