Cat on Screen (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: More fondly remembered antics from my cat, who always reminds me to enjoy the simple things in life.] My cat is clinging tightly to the front screen door happy to see me Bonus:

A Halloween Tree (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Has anyone read Ray Bradbury’s story, The Halloween Tree, or seen the animated film adaptation of it with Leonard Nimoy? I would definitely recommend it, especially the special, since the focus is on how Halloween as a holiday has developed over the centuries.] Have you seenthe Halloween Tree where pumpkinsContinue reading “A Halloween Tree (A Poem)”

Blue Moon Parade (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: I remember that a few years ago, we actually had a blue moon during October. That was quite a treat. Perhaps we’ll enjoy another special cosmic event soon.] A blue moon rose among the ribbons of dark cloud      which filled the skies that late Halloween evening            . .Continue reading “Blue Moon Parade (A Poem)”

A Fanciful Spirit (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: I know it’s still a bit early, but the spooky season is on the way, and I’m getting excited. It feels nice to indulge in some lighthearted creepiness after the very real fright of having to evacuate from my home the other day due to a wildfire. But now aContinue reading “A Fanciful Spirit (A Poem)”

Journal Entry #29–Some Good News and Chaotic News

First, to start with some good news, 101 Words has published my short story, “Two Perspectives!” It has been a huge honor, and their website has a whole archive of flash fictions that are fun to read and check out. Additionally, my violin playing has been coming along bit by bit. I’ve managed to playContinue reading “Journal Entry #29–Some Good News and Chaotic News”

Glass Serenade (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Have you ever heard of a “Glass Harmonica?” Otherwise known as a glass armonica, glass harmonium, bowl organ, or hydrocrystalophone, this musical instrument composed of rotating glass bowls was invented by Benjamin Franklin and became so notorious for creating eerie melodies that a bunch of superstitions and spooky tales appeared about it.Continue reading “Glass Serenade (A Poem)”

The Ancient Lives of Storytellers (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: I remember reading how itinerant storytellers, such as bards, used to wander landscapes and actually helped to keep the histories of certain places alive by their recitation of various tales–especially during The Middle Ages. This poem is dedicated to them.] I have read that once upon a time    storytellersContinue reading “The Ancient Lives of Storytellers (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)”

The Festival of the Masks (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Perhaps this piece is premature, but I’m already looking forward to the spooky holiday coming next month. Are you?] Have you ever heard    about the Festival of Masks   that strange celebration        said to take place             among the tombstones         every midnight in late October                whenContinue reading “The Festival of the Masks (A Poem)”

Neverland Origins (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: I’ve always found the history behind how J.M. Barrie came to create Peter Pan incredible.] James M. Barrie had novelistic aspirations   when he penned “Little White Bird”   a serious novel meant for adults But included among the solemnness    were miniature chapters    told as bedtime stories   Continue reading “Neverland Origins (A Poem)”

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