New Years Eve Story — Elves and Vices

This is one I wrote a year or two ago, for one of Rory’s challenges.  I found it during the ongoing file management and thought to share it.  Beware it’s more than a little spicy! New Years Eve: Elves and Vices‘Twas the night before New Year and all through da clubEvery creature was snorting to…

“Gaudete,” by Steeleye Span

Steeleye Span per wikipedia: Steeleye Span are an English folk rock band formed in 1969. Still active today, they are, along with Fairport Convention, amongst the best known acts of the British folk revival, and were among the most commercially successful, thanks to their hit singles “Gaudete” and “All Around My Hat”. They had four…

Jack Frost and the Hooded Crow by Jethro Tull

Jethro Tull (2003) The Jethro Tull Christmas Album is the 21st studio album released by Jethro Tull, on September 30, 2003. As of 2019, it is the band’s most recently released studio album. Jack Frost and the Hooded Crow is the song I chose from this album. Through long December nights we talk in words…

The Snowman (1982) video based on Raymond Brigg’s book

I remember first seeing this on PBS way back when, even before my kids were born. It’s stuck with me, just as The Velveteen Rabbit, narrated by Meryl Streep, has. The music in this never fails to stir my heart and soul. The Snowman is an animated television film based on Raymond Briggs’ 1978 picture…

The Pretenders — 2000 Miles

This is an edited repost from 2019 Per wikipedia: “2000 Miles” is a song by The Pretenders that was released in 1983 as the preceding single to their 1984 album Learning to Crawl. It was most popular in the UK, where it peaked at No. 15 on the UK Singles Chart in December 1983. In…

POPO2022 — Postcards & Poems Received Found Poetry and Thanks

Found Poem from POPO 2022 Received Poems I release you each day a bowl of stars a shallow pool of water for all beings soaking up the waves and the thrill a kindred spirit recognizing a common need consider the light how it scoots it will lift us closer to love joy rises to blanche…