A Quiet Place of Note (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Based on a trip taken several years ago to a small park near a massive mall in Oceanside, Ca. There were patches of woods there with trails that ran around the side of a steep incline. You could see the vast sprawl of the city from the top. It wasContinue reading “A Quiet Place of Note (A Poem)”

An Old Soul (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: “An act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted” ~Aesop’s Fables] An ancient creature roamed a forest    from one shadow to the next       silent as a whisper among the trees    with eyes worn by time        and a heart drained              like an abandoned stoneContinue reading “An Old Soul (A Poem)”

Wolfwalkers: The Graphic Novel (A Short Book Review)

Based on the film by: Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart Adapted by: Sam Sattin Published by: Little, Brown Books (Hachette Book Group) Trailer for the animated movie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_Z_tybgPgg The Cartoon Saloon animation studio has achieved a great deal of acclaim with their beautifully drawn movies in recent years, focused around stories and legends from IrelandContinue reading “Wolfwalkers: The Graphic Novel (A Short Book Review)”

Dinosaur Eggs (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Dedicated to my grandparents, who both passed away during the past two years, and my mother. When my brother and I were very young, we wound up staying with our grandparents for about a year. During that time, our mother had a very special way of getting us out ofContinue reading “Dinosaur Eggs (A Poem)”

A Wolf Moon (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: An experimental poem about traveling around a forest at night on a wolf. Hope you enjoy it!] Please come along        dear friends    on this journey beneath an ancient moon       that shines like the golden eyes             of our patient guide A large white wolf with fur      radiantContinue reading “A Wolf Moon (A Poem)”

The Midnight Society (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Does anyone else remember Are you Afraid of the Dark? It was a show that aired on Nickelodeon around the 90s, where this group of teenagers would tell each other spooky tales in the forest at night.] Many years ago…                 deep in the forest…      a group of teenagers gatheredContinue reading “The Midnight Society (A Poem)”

From the Margins (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: I love to experiment with new ways to tell a story. Hope you like this one.] I was in amid a poem    about an expansive forest with pine trees     whose branches glinted in the moonlight            as if covered in ice crystals            on a certain        late summerContinue reading “From the Margins (A Poem)”

A Forest Trip with Robin Goodfellow (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Robin Goodfellow is one of my favorite characters in fiction. He just has so much lore and history behind him, and oftentimes good-natured wit.] When in want of an ancient companion   deep in the forests among      the ash         and oak            and thorn Perhaps Robin Goodfellow wouldContinue reading “A Forest Trip with Robin Goodfellow (A Poem)”

A Forest Resting Place (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Robin Hood has lived on in legends and retellings of his stories over the years, but it always surprised me as to how he passed away–and where he now rests forever.] Have you ever heard . . .    like an echo along wooden pathways       of the aged yewContinue reading “A Forest Resting Place (A Poem)”

Fairy Tale Road (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo Someday I would love to venture along that mystical pathway known as “Fairy Tale Road”—       which weaves among foothills and forests              deep                       in                           Germany                               to trace the lives                                       of the Brothers Grimm                      from their birthplace in Hanau        off to locations where they preserved           Continue reading “Fairy Tale Road (A Poem)”

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