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)”

Lost Media (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Based on some musings I’ve had on the titular subject, especially old shows from childhood that are now difficult to find–mostly because they never made the move from one type of media to another. Are there any examples of lost media that you would love to find again someday?] LikeContinue reading “Lost Media (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”

Tree Library (A Haiku)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: The other day, I learned of an 110-year-old cottonwood tree that had been converted into a miniature library by a librarian and bookbinder for her community. Now the community has another wonderful place to enjoy. Here is the article: https://littlefreelibrary.org/2019/01/librarian-transforms-110-year-old-tree-into-jaw-dropping-little-free-library/%5D A small library made to fill a sturdy tree— literaryContinue reading “Tree Library (A Haiku)”

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)”

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)”

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