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)”

Universal Gratefulness (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Even with all the troubles in the world today, it is still a miraculous place.] Thank you             to the universe at large       for the gentle trickle of sunlight over the horizon at dawn               often accompanied by birdsong Thank you                   to the whole of creation          for the skiesContinue reading “Universal Gratefulness (A Poem)”

Vibrant Lyrics (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: The world has its own soundtrack, and I love that fact. ^_^] I love to lay back and listen    to the sweet melodies             of the world The gentle swish a breeze makes   as it tickles meadow grasses     or the distant cries          from hawk couples       Continue reading “Vibrant Lyrics (A Poem)”

Journal Entry #22-Publication Excitement

Warm and happy surprises can come at the most unexpected of times, as with the knowledge that two of my drabbles were accepted by the Fairfield Scribes’ publication Scribes*MICRO*Fiction (https://www.fairfieldscribes.com/). It was wonderful news to wake up with this morning. One of those pieces was “A Looking Glass Tale,” which I’d posted on this blog,Continue reading “Journal Entry #22-Publication Excitement”

Little Things (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Little things can make all the difference in the world.] A little wave can influence a costal shore                 since every gentle brush pulls grains of sand into the sea                 and delivers treasures from the deep onto the land A little water can give rise to a mighty treeContinue reading “Little Things (A Poem)”

Journal Entry #21–Creative Gems Collaboration Released!

A project four months in the making is now available, Creative Gems. My friend Andrea, a brilliant children’s book illustrator, challenged writers to match poems and short stories with her artwork for this collaboration, and every step of the process was exciting to see happen. I was among the more than 20 writers to submitContinue reading “Journal Entry #21–Creative Gems Collaboration Released!”

Summertime Snapshots (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Summer is almost here. What are your favorite things about the season?] I can see them already…               …those scenes that flow                               throughout the course                                           of an entire season… Chilly ocean waves swish as they chase        after wiggly toes                                         across vast beaches                       while seagulls cryContinue reading “Summertime Snapshots (A Poem)”

A Well-Written Story (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Dedicated to all those stories that make our lives so magical. ^_^] A well-written story . . .    is like a lucid dream       where words           melt               away                   into                 meaning A well-written story . . .       becomes an enchantment of experiences         woven withContinue reading “A Well-Written Story (A Poem)”

Goodness: A poem — Love13Reading

Goodness inside meGood words into youGoodness I now seeAround myself too Evil words into meGoodness I give to youI think you now seeYou have goodness too Happiness into meSmiles I give to youYou would like to seeWhat happiness feels like too Scowls given to meHappiness returned to youYou are smiling, seeYou are now happy too […]Continue reading “Goodness: A poem — Love13Reading”

Peek-a-Boo (A Short Ghost Tale)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Based on a story told to me by a dear relative.] Margie Caroline had decided to sell her home. The same home shared with her husband for more than sixteen years, and then only with his memories for a year and a half after he had passed away. She rememberedContinue reading “Peek-a-Boo (A Short Ghost Tale)”

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