Morning in a Toon Town (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: A fun experiment involving cartoons.] This morning the hen atop my bedside clock     (hens are much more sensitive to sleepers than roosters)     clucked until I kicked off the bedsheets     and then she offered me an egg for breakfast To change into regular clothes was a snap—       Continue reading “Morning in a Toon Town (A Poem)”

Poetic Consolations (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Sometimes writing feels like its permeates every part of my life, and that’s just fine with me.] Last night I fell asleep in a Tragedy   but awoke this morning in a Poem      where rainfall pattered on the rooftop      a light breeze tickled the flowers outside      andContinue reading “Poetic Consolations (A Poem)”

Ekphrasis of A Poem

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Ekphrasis, or basically describing the visual aspects of various mediums for artistic effect, offers a much of different possibilities. I once read an Ekphrasis of the Adventures of Rin Tin Tin comic, and it was incredible. So I wanted to do something similar…. with poetry.] Inked letters stretch across aContinue reading “Ekphrasis of A Poem”

A special bookmark — Keep it alive

Mindy loved the smell of old, musty books, especially those in her grandpa’s library. Whenever they came to visit her grandfather, she would go to his study and explore the old books there, eventually selecting one that she hadn’t read yet, though with years it was getting difficult as she had read more than half […]Continue reading “A special bookmark — Keep it alive”

The Pebbled Path of Writing (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Based on a true story. I checked out the website for a children’s book author whose work I admired, Cornelia Funke, and wound up sending a message through there for advice on writing. And I received a helpful reply back. It was a great experience.] I came across the officialContinue reading “The Pebbled Path of Writing (A Poem)”

Stretch Your Imagination (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: A short and simple piece about being as creative as possible, and seeking to inspire others to do the same.] Stretch your imagination. Extend it past the boundaries defined by reality and the mundane. Fantasize about impossibilities made true then craft each one in careless abandon yet thoughtful awe. UnleashContinue reading “Stretch Your Imagination (A Poem)”

Journal Entry #22-Publication Excitement

Warm and happy surprises can come at the most unexpected of times, as with the knowledge that two of my drabbles were accepted by the Fairfield Scribes’ publication Scribes*MICRO*Fiction (https://www.fairfieldscribes.com/). It was wonderful news to wake up with this morning. One of those pieces was “A Looking Glass Tale,” which I’d posted on this blog,Continue reading “Journal Entry #22-Publication Excitement”

Journal Entry #20–A Strawberry Moon and Some Good News

Hello everyone! The last several days have been eventful, and summertime is almost here. I must admit that I’m very excited about taking advantage of good weather to hopefully travel around a bit and write about different places. Tonight, though, we’re supposed to enjoy a full moon, otherwise known as a “Strawberry Moon.” Whoever decidedContinue reading “Journal Entry #20–A Strawberry Moon and Some Good News”

Journal Entry #18 (Requesting some Writerly Assistance)

It has been more than two months now since I started this WordPress blog. Being on here has been a wonderful experience, especially because I’ve gotten to connect with great writers and friends. My hope is to continue developing the skills and knowledge needed to become a professional writer. To that end, does anyone happenContinue reading “Journal Entry #18 (Requesting some Writerly Assistance)”

Archway of Hope (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: I remember gazing out the third-story floor of an academic building, back when I was in college, and glimpsing a vibrant rainbow that seemed to bend from the nearby mountains (shrouded in mist) down to the parking lot. That image has stayed with me since then.] It appears at theContinue reading “Archway of Hope (A Poem)”

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