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Before the Rain (A Haiku)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: During the last few days, my countryside home has been blessed with rain and a few surprises. On the first day, I saw a pair of hawks lock talons and spiral downwards a bit, right before a rain and thunderstorm really got underway. What are some of the instances whereContinue reading “Before the Rain (A Haiku)”

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A Royal Hotel March (A Story)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Based on the wondrous Peabody Hotel, where a singular march reportedly takes place on a daily basis for some very special guests.] He is a gentleman who dons a fashionable red suit with brass buttons and a golden braid. It is his daily routine to assume the role of aContinue reading “A Royal Hotel March (A Story)”

Pass It On (A Short Tale)

Retold By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Based on a true story. Hope you enjoy it.] Everyone had just about settled into their theater seats for the piano performance when Mrs. Quinn realized her four-year-old son was missing. She and her husband instantly began a frantic search for him, cut short when they noticed several audienceContinue reading “Pass It On (A Short Tale)”

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)”

Neon Light Sketch (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: I saw a performance a while ago where the performers put on a brief skit in the darkness, using neon lights to create props and even characters. It was an incredible piece. So, I experimented with how such a sketch might look as a poem.] On a stage                enveloped byContinue reading “Neon Light Sketch (A Poem)”

Neon Light Show (An Experimental Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Note: I have seen a few videos of neon light performances now, and each time they have always blown me away. Usually, they involve short scenarios or sketches with actors dressed up in neon lights to stand out on a dark stage, while performers dressed in dark clothes move around, using lightedContinue reading “Neon Light Show (An Experimental Poem)”