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Journal Entry #15

Happy Easter! Spring really is in full swing now, and it is a time to celebrate new life and fresh starts. So many has happened, but I think life is moving in a brighter direction for me, thanks in part to this WordPress blog, and friends’ advice here and on DeviantArt. Being able to pointContinue reading “Journal Entry #15”

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A Written Comfort (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: A few musings.] On certain               dreary days                my writing           is less like a medium                  to shape into new forms               through careful deliberations       and more like a gentle creature who                     creeps up to my side        then pushes her head under fingertips            (made numbContinue reading “A Written Comfort (A Poem)”

A Narrative Voice (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: I find the distinction between narrators and authors very interesting. They are not necessarily the same thing, although sometimes it is easy to assume they always are when reading works from a first-person perspective.] Hello. I am The Narrator,         a teller of stories. Sometimes a narrator is The Author,Continue reading “A Narrative Voice (A Poem)”

Recipe: Easter Egg Bread

As part of our Easter celebrations every year, my family would set out an Easter tree (a small artificial tree with even smaller, plastic Easter Eggs attached to its branches) and bake Easter Bread. They were traditions my mom learned about during her time in the Air Force, when she got stationed over in GermanyContinue reading “Recipe: Easter Egg Bread”

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 Character of a Poem

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: I love experimenting with different types of characters.] I am a character   born from the words of this poem        a fiction given textual life by a writer My existence is a mystery to me             Who am I at this very moment but a voice?                    Do IContinue reading “A Character of a Poem”

Imitated Traits: To Friends and Family Members (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: I’ve learned a great deal from friends and family, and that makes its way into my works.] I hope             it will be all right           as a writer     to borrow a few traits from you            or perhaps not so much borrow                    . . . as imitate SuchContinue reading “Imitated Traits: To Friends and Family Members (A Poem)”

A Little Treasure Trove Known as the US Review of Books

Website: https://www.theusreview.com/ The US Review of Books offers a nice little archive of books to discover, and as the name suggests, they also review books–from self-published works to ones handled by traditional publishers. Many of the books mentioned on their site are mostly those that haven’t received too much publicity in mainstream media, but theyContinue reading “A Little Treasure Trove Known as the US Review of Books”

Dreams and Passions (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: I hope everyone finds their truest dreams and passions.] Dreams are the stars we can glimpse   among heavens were others have flown   carried by wings crafted with great care        to ride the updrafts to destinations        implanted in the hearts of viewers        like tiny seeds forContinue reading “Dreams and Passions (A Poem)”

Snatches of Creativity (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: I remember hearing that the mark of a good writer is the ability to set pen to paper even amid the insanity of life. At least, it certainly comes in handy most of the time.] I would love to sit at home and write for a while    except thereContinue reading “Snatches of Creativity (A Poem)”