Morning in a Toon Town (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: A fun experiment involving cartoons.] This morning the hen atop my bedside clock     (hens are much more sensitive to sleepers than roosters)     clucked until I kicked off the bedsheets     and then she offered me an egg for breakfast To change into regular clothes was a snap—       Continue reading “Morning in a Toon Town (A Poem)”

Poetic Consolations (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Sometimes writing feels like its permeates every part of my life, and that’s just fine with me.] Last night I fell asleep in a Tragedy   but awoke this morning in a Poem      where rainfall pattered on the rooftop      a light breeze tickled the flowers outside      andContinue reading “Poetic Consolations (A Poem)”

The Gradual Bonds We Form (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Friendships can develop and blossom is beautiful ways.] We began as strangers              you              and                I        joined only by the thin thread                 of a desire for affection                           to reach out and                               feel the warmth                       known to those who                         have come to shareContinue reading “The Gradual Bonds We Form (A Poem)”

Of Ravens and Writing Desks (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Based on an argument or two I’ve heard about alternate solutions to the question of “How is a raven like a writing desk?” from Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland series.] How  (or so the riddle goes)     is a raven like a writing desk? Posed by The Mad HatterContinue reading “Of Ravens and Writing Desks (A Poem)”

Light Performance (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Based on a thunderstorm enjoyed several months ago. I’m hoping for another one shortly, alongside plenty of rainfall.] Last night I watched a performance         high in the skies              where murky clouds formed a stage                         as streaks of powerful light                               blazed through the darkness                                                   in grandContinue reading “Light Performance (A Poem)”

Ekphrasis of A Poem

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Ekphrasis, or basically describing the visual aspects of various mediums for artistic effect, offers a much of different possibilities. I once read an Ekphrasis of the Adventures of Rin Tin Tin comic, and it was incredible. So I wanted to do something similar…. with poetry.] Inked letters stretch across aContinue reading “Ekphrasis of A Poem”

Keepsake (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: I’ve received and bought a few lockets over the years, and each one of them holds precious memories (and often photos). Do any of you wear lockets?] I wanted . . .    to hold onto        your memory           and keep it close                       to my soul                                               soContinue reading “Keepsake (A Poem)”

Journal Entry #25–Line Editing Position and Learning Process

The last few days have been exciting in terms of my personal writing journey. Hopewell Publications, which runs The US Review of Books where I work as a book reviewer, offered an opportunity to join them in their latest venture of offering manuscript editing services. I submitted an application and got accepted as a lineContinue reading “Journal Entry #25–Line Editing Position and Learning Process”

Side by Side (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: It’s fun to share stories with others. They become experiences we can enjoy together.] Two wooden swings tied with ropes      hang from the branches of an oak tree that      stands upon a grassy knoll      beneath skies brushed      by an orange hue from the sunset      justContinue reading “Side by Side (A Poem)”

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