Journal Entry #9

Goodness, I have to admit that nerves and anxiety over all the things I’d like to accomplish over the coming weeks have been draining. That, on top of various family issues, left me so exhausted that I spent most of today stretched out on my bed–drifting in and out of sleep. The interesting thing isContinue reading “Journal Entry #9”

A Comforting, Idle Observation

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Some happy thoughts at bedtime.] Regardless                                 of how far apart        each person who reads these words                                                              may present be We all exist beneath the same heavens               that glow                             with the warmth of day         then glitter                        like diamonds                                            in the darkness

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)”

The Wonders of Impossible Things (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: It’s wonderful to be a writer!] It is wondrous    that we can write of impossible things Like a cloud which twists     into a happy face to make your day Or of birds     eager to wink at you as they sing of sunrises Because we are writers     Continue reading “The Wonders of Impossible Things (A Poem)”

Journal Entry #8

The other day I received some exciting news. A library relatively near to where I live emailed to say they wanted to set up an interview with me for a library associate position. I still plan to become a professional writer, and to take on freelance writing gigs to build up my portfolio in thatContinue reading “Journal Entry #8”

The Spectral Cat

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: I originally wrote this piece around Halloween, while experimenting with cross-genre works. Hope you enjoy it!] I decided to write a short fiction about The Spectral Cat. A limber creature whose body appeared as if formed from the silvery fog that lurked around cemeteries, and whose eyes shone brighter thanContinue reading “The Spectral Cat”

Remembered Places (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: I’ve been nostalgic lately.] I came across a yellowed photograph   deep in the chest of my memories   wedged between childhood fantasies                     much like ships in bottles    and long-forgotten amusements               nostalgic as paper kites The picture depicted the beach     in a small town I hadContinue reading “Remembered Places (A Poem)”

Bookplate Quilts (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: I find bookplates, otherwise known as personalized pictures and marks placed towards the beginning of a book to show who owns it, fascinating. It sounds as if they once used to be a common way to show certain volumes were a proud part of someone’s private library, but nowadays theyContinue reading “Bookplate Quilts (A Poem)”

Midnight Writings (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: These are some thoughts on writing in the dark.] What happensto the words on a pagewhen the writer who creates themcannot see where they appear? To just writeand see the wordsin the mindrather than watchthem flow outinto existence? Do they get lost upon the blank expansethat late at night? Or maybe theyContinue reading “Midnight Writings (A Poem)”

Bread Pudding Baked with Poetry

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: While this poem is my own, the delicious recipe referred to within it came from my family’s Dutch cookbook. My brother and I grew up baking this dish alongside our mother and enjoying it as a dessert on special occasions. It is “Buck’s Bread Pudding” (for 4-6 servings), as printedContinue reading “Bread Pudding Baked with Poetry”

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