A Furry Blur (A Haiku)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Written when my cat was a kitten. She would never stand still for pictures and was constantly on the move (she still is, even as a full-grown cat, but I can snap clearer photos of her nowadays).] Kitten on the floor I snap a picture of you that shows youContinue reading “A Furry Blur (A Haiku)”

Journal Entry #26–I’m Getting a Violin!

I happened to come across a reasonably priced violin on Amazon recently. Having always admired the sweet songs that violins can create, and curious about trying out a stringed instrument, I placed an order for it. Then my family members learned about this move, and started rushing out to order things like beginning violin booksContinue reading “Journal Entry #26–I’m Getting a Violin!”

Chapter Endings and Beginnings (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: It feels like a lot of things are changing or happening right now, which I hope will lead onto brighter times ahead. For instance, my mother is finally getting the knee surgery she has been trying to get for almost two years. And I hope to go traveling once sheContinue reading “Chapter Endings and Beginnings (A Poem)”

My Child and I (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Inspired by A.L. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh books, and a few other things. Hope you enjoy it!] The mother stitched   fabric together into the design   of an anthropomorphic fox      adorned in a simple dress      with a bow tied near one ear But it was my child who  Continue reading “My Child and I (A Poem)”

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)”

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