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)”

Chapter Endings and Beginnings (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: It feels like a lot of things are changing or happening right now, which I hope will lead onto brighter times ahead. For instance, my mother is finally getting the knee surgery she has been trying to get for almost two years. And I hope to go traveling once sheContinue reading “Chapter Endings and Beginnings (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”

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)”

A Wandering Troupe (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: I missed a circus that went through my town, so I wrote about one instead. Hope you enjoy their performance.] Among ever-shifting dreamscape pathways      travels a chain of interlocking caravans           akin to a serpent through shadowy undergrowth                                 with sides covered in posters                                  that advertise attractions                                             Continue reading “A Wandering Troupe (A Poem)”

Dreams and Passions (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: I hope everyone finds their truest dreams and passions.] Dreams are the stars we can glimpse   among heavens were others have flown   carried by wings crafted with great care        to ride the updrafts to destinations        implanted in the hearts of viewers        like tiny seeds forContinue reading “Dreams and Passions (A Poem)”

Dreams of You (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Based on a dream I had a couple of years ago.] I met you deep in dreams last night   a person who departed from reality     when I was still too young to understand          the voids that absences could create               You used to embrace me a greatContinue reading “Dreams of You (A Poem)”

A Voyage Across the Clouds (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: May everyone find something or someone who makes them happy to be alive.] Someday we will take a voyage across the clouds—                                     you and I—                 away from all the weighty turbulences                        that keep us anchored                             in separate harbors Together we will set sail           towards distantContinue reading “A Voyage Across the Clouds (A Poem)”

Journal Entry #1

After a long time spent in hoping and planning, this blog is finally up and operational. It is exciting but terrifying at the same time. My goal here is to gather stories to make people smile, because times have been so rough for everyone. It is nice to place where you can go and justContinue reading “Journal Entry #1”

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