A Few Interesting Facts about St. Patrick’s Day

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Throughout the United States, parades fill city streets and people celebrate the cultural heritage of the Emerald Isle. It is a time of great festivity, with roots that stretch back several centuries. Here are a few interesting facts surrounding this wonderful occasion: 1) St. Patrick’s Day was founded in 1631 byContinue reading “A Few Interesting Facts about St. Patrick’s Day”

Journal Entry #10

I didn’t get the library associate position applied for at one of my nearest libraries. A form letter-style email popped into my inbox a short while ago, informing me that although the branch manager and circulation supervisor had carefully considered my application, they had decided to give the opening to another applicant they believed wasContinue reading “Journal Entry #10”

Childhood Literary Visions (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: In tribute to childhood stories everywhere.] Within the hallowed pages      of certain curious volumes        childhood visions are always at play             like lullabies that echo in the mind long                   after the lights have given way                                     to darkened         starry restfulness They call to mind stories told at bedsidesContinue reading “Childhood Literary Visions (A Poem)”

Learned Weavings (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Written a short while after I had learned to crochet, which has since proven to be a calming activity–and very constructive as well. The photo above is of a small pouch.] This past week…        I learned to weave together threads        by forming one loop             and guiding it through anotherContinue reading “Learned Weavings (A Poem)”

Tasty Church Windows (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Last Christmas, I made Church Window Cookies with my family. It was a recipe learned from a great-aunt, and although they were tasty, they also made me curious about their origins. As of yet, I haven’t been able to discover how they came to be. Perhaps someone here knows?] HaveContinue reading “Tasty Church Windows (A Poem)”

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”

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