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Sunday, January 18, 2015

January 15,2014

copyright 2015, Joy Acey

Colorful carp swim
in the pond racing, dashing
with no place to go

copyright 2015, Joy Acey
These fish were swimming in the pond at Yu Yuan Garden in Shanghai, China.
They are reminding me that I don't need to rush.  All week I've been giving myself a hard time about not being up to date on the poems for my blog.  For me, I'm adding stress to my life that doesn't need to be there.  I will get caught up, but right now I have an assignment that I need to complete on a deadline.  It involves reading student manuscripts and it is something I enjoy doing.  So, if you will just be patient, everything will eventually get done. 
Thank you for your understanding. 


  1. Don't stress! Do what works for you. The pictures and the poem are lovely.

    1. Thanks, Rosi. I got a card today from Eileen Spinelli that said, "Friends are everyday angels." Everyday, you are an angel to me. Thanks for your friendship and understanding.

  2. Hi Joy,
    I have a friend who likes to paint carp. I'm sending her this one. I'm glad you're trying to cut yourself some slack. It's hard to be your best creative self when you're stressed.