Little Things (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Little things can make all the difference in the world.] A little wave can influence a costal shore                 since every gentle brush pulls grains of sand into the sea                 and delivers treasures from the deep onto the land A little water can give rise to a mighty treeContinue reading “Little Things (A Poem)”

Empowering Words (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: There are so many ways that I want to help other people, such as friends and family members who are struggling with various issues. Sometimes, writing seems to be the best means to do that.] You are powerful       I want to tug these words off the page             likeContinue reading “Empowering Words (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)”

Oblivion Avenue (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Inspired by a dream filled with ideas for characters and places just waiting for their chance to appear in fiction somewhere.] Along Oblivion Avenue           or so I have heard   ideas exist in a state between what might be                    and what might never have been         the road           Continue reading “Oblivion Avenue (A Poem)”

The Queen of Dusk (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Inspired by a skillfully done portrait created by a friend of mine on DeviantArt, who suggested that I might like to try composing a poem or short story based on her work. Here is a link to the portrait by Lily-in-Snow: https://www.deviantart.com/lily-in-snow/art/Queen-of-dusk-918673256%5D She slips down the slope from her humbleContinue reading “The Queen of Dusk (A Poem)”

Constructed World (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Hope you enjoy this trip into a peaceful landscape.] Bring your readers into a story        (or so I have read            among the lines                                  of various writers)    like someone who guides readers beyond a doorway          beyond which stretches another world                   filled with unknown sights                                                           soundsContinue reading “Constructed World (A Poem)”

Katie Casey Goes to the Ball Game (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: It turns out the iconic baseball song, “Take me out to the Ball Game,” was originally part of a much longer tune–with an empowering message about a woman who cheers on the games at her local baseball stadium, during a time when women were mostly banned from attending them, apparently.Continue reading “Katie Casey Goes to the Ball Game (A Poem)”

A Miner’s Curse (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Based on an actual legend from near my hometown.] Abandoned somewhere in the mountains      deep in Southern California           or so legends say                          exists a deep mine filled with gold                                                                               silver                                                                      and valuables left behind                                                                                      by Gold Rush-era miners                                                                                                   for inexplicable                                                                                                               reasons… However    Continue reading “A Miner’s Curse (A Poem)”

A Character Named Metafiction (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Another highly experimental piece, based on the literary genre of metafiction.] A character named Metafiction     is aware she is a character named Metafiction who     lives within the margined boundaries of this poem           much like a happy robin           safe inside her nest high in a tree ThisContinue reading “A Character Named Metafiction (A Poem)”

If I Could… (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: A lot has happened over the past couple of days with my family. I’m still kind of dealing with it, so that’s why I haven’t been quite as active on WordPress as usual.] If I could rearrange the stars in the heavens    into fanciful new constellations              just toContinue reading “If I Could… (A Poem)”

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