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Parallel Paths of Creation (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: One thing I love about being a writer is that the places we visit can inspire our works. We can experience new destinations, and then use what we’ve learned when creating tales about various characters.] I wanted to bring a character on a quest       through a vast field dominatedContinue reading “Parallel Paths of Creation (A Poem)”


Fireworks (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: It’s getting to be that time of year again when fireworks will soar high up into the skies. I hope to see them in person this year.] A distant whistle in the darkness   followed by a slim groove of light           that sails higher              and higher              andContinue reading “Fireworks (A Poem)”

Super Bloom (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Every Spring, poppies of various hues cover the fields throughout Southern California. They are a beautiful sight–and at least these flowers haven’t been touched by the Wicked Witch of the West.] Across the verdant hills and valleys     poppies have popped to the surface     in rich purples, oranges, andContinue reading “Super Bloom (A Poem)”