The Ancient Lives of Storytellers (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: I remember reading how itinerant storytellers, such as bards, used to wander landscapes and actually helped to keep the histories of certain places alive by their recitation of various tales–especially during The Middle Ages. This poem is dedicated to them.] I have read that once upon a time    storytellersContinue reading “The Ancient Lives of Storytellers (A Poem)”

The Storyteller (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Does anyone remember Jim Henson’s The Storyteller? It was a wonderful show that shared a variety of fairy tales in the first season, and then some ancient legends in the second.] Let me tell you              of a wrinkly old gentleman     adorned in the battered cloak given to him                                    Continue reading “The Storyteller (A Poem)”

An Observation on Books (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: My creative writing professor had a great deal of wisdom to share throughout his classes.] “Do you realize that books     are a form of technology       in use for such a long time                          we now see them as natural?”    my professor said aloud one day      amidContinue reading “An Observation on Books (A Poem)”

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