Neverland Origins (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: I’ve always found the history behind how J.M. Barrie came to create Peter Pan incredible.] James M. Barrie had novelistic aspirations   when he penned “Little White Bird”   a serious novel meant for adults But included among the solemnness    were miniature chapters    told as bedtime stories   Continue reading “Neverland Origins (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 Cup of Tea… or Ts? (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: A very experimental piece regarding wordplay.] May I offer you a cup of tea–   a cup of tea from me and you? Or should the arrangement be    a cup of Ts from I to U?       Semantics can get confusing    when symbols like letters    can represent ideasContinue reading “A Cup of Tea… or Ts? (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)”

A Craft Companion (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Learning about the violin and all the artisanship that goes into constructing such an instrument has also served as a reminder of writing as a craft, and the way our crafts–in general–develop alongside us.] Another year has come and gone       with the two of us in company—                                     MyContinue reading “A Craft Companion (A Poem)”

Chloe Violin (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Based on my recent experiences with the violin, which I’ve finally managed to get tuned just right and restrung with new, better-quality strings. So, now it feels like I’m able to really start learning to play various pieces and reading the sheet music for it. It probably sounds weird, butContinue reading “Chloe Violin (A Poem)”

Self-Made Visions (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo Do you ever tell yourself stories at night? There            curled within the bedcovers        safe behind the darkness of closed eyes                     …do you imagine scenes to build a bridge                             between the waking world                                                       and dreamland? Simple tales            perhaps       of remembered places from childhood                   that you might visualizeContinue reading “Self-Made Visions (A Poem)”

Poems on Simple Things (A poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Inspired by an dedicated to Emily Dickinson, who wrote so much poetry that her family apparently didn’t realize everything she had done until after she had passed away. It sounds as if, on inspecting her room, they became to find pieces here and there. Almost like a treasure hunt.] IContinue reading “Poems on Simple Things (A poem)”

Journal Entry #28 – Learning the Violin: Day Two

Well, it’s Day Two of having a violin, and I’ve made some great strides in learning the notes on the finger board and a great deal about the instrument, in general. I’ve also snapped several strings, since the ones that came with the violin were kind of flimsy and apparently not installed properly for meContinue reading “Journal Entry #28 – Learning the Violin: Day Two”

Garden of Bronze (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Based on the sculpture garden by Ricardo Breceda, which I’ve passed on a number of occasions. It’s a wonderful place.] Along a certain highway      far               from any city or town         there exists a conspicuous garden             composed of grand     bronze figurines                  sculpted down to the most intricateContinue reading “Garden of Bronze (A Poem)”

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