An Old Soul (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: “An act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted” ~Aesop’s Fables] An ancient creature roamed a forest    from one shadow to the next       silent as a whisper among the trees    with eyes worn by time        and a heart drained              like an abandoned stoneContinue reading “An Old Soul (A Poem)”

The Festival of the Masks (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Perhaps this piece is premature, but I’m already looking forward to the spooky holiday coming next month. Are you?] Have you ever heard    about the Festival of Masks   that strange celebration        said to take place             among the tombstones         every midnight in late October                whenContinue reading “The Festival of the Masks (A Poem)”

Neverland Origins (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: I’ve always found the history behind how J.M. Barrie came to create Peter Pan incredible.] James M. Barrie had novelistic aspirations   when he penned “Little White Bird”   a serious novel meant for adults But included among the solemnness    were miniature chapters    told as bedtime stories   Continue reading “Neverland Origins (A Poem)”

Autumn Delights (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Yet another Autumn-themed poem, but I’m just looking forward to Autumn so much. However, even now, certain flavors and special little twists of the season have started to appear. What are your favorite treats of the season?] Spices waft through the crisp air       like promises of change—                                                               cinnamonContinue reading “Autumn Delights (A Poem)”

A Cup of Tea… or Ts? (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: A very experimental piece regarding wordplay.] May I offer you a cup of tea–   a cup of tea from me and you? Or should the arrangement be    a cup of Ts from I to U?       Semantics can get confusing    when symbols like letters    can represent ideasContinue reading “A Cup of Tea… or Ts? (A Poem)”

A Magical Slip in Seasons (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: I’m really looking forward to the arrival of Autumn.] When Autumn slips into our world    dressed in amber and golden waves  she alters the fabric of reality     and thins the gauze that hangs       between this existence and the next—               or so the old legends say EnchantmentsContinue reading “A Magical Slip in Seasons (A Poem)”

A Craft Companion (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Learning about the violin and all the artisanship that goes into constructing such an instrument has also served as a reminder of writing as a craft, and the way our crafts–in general–develop alongside us.] Another year has come and gone       with the two of us in company—                                     MyContinue reading “A Craft Companion (A Poem)”

Self-Made Visions (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo Do you ever tell yourself stories at night? There            curled within the bedcovers        safe behind the darkness of closed eyes                     …do you imagine scenes to build a bridge                             between the waking world                                                       and dreamland? Simple tales            perhaps       of remembered places from childhood                   that you might visualizeContinue reading “Self-Made Visions (A Poem)”

A Little Spider Tale (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Inspired by a conversation with my father, who encouraged me to write a short piece on a spider who had taken up residence in my parents’ bathroom.] Here is a little tale      of a small spider with a long-legged name           who lives upon a thin web                   inContinue reading “A Little Spider Tale (A Poem)”

Liminal (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Writing truly is an exciting process. There are countless ways to tell stories and explore characters. Storytelling, as a whole, continues to evolve. Sometimes I like to wonder what stories might pop up in the future.] I am forever trying to blur the lines              between one state                          andContinue reading “Liminal (A Poem)”

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