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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)”


Alchemical Truths Curled in Writing (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: “The true alchemists do not change lead into gold, they change the world into words.” -William H. Gass] I have read that the true alchemists of our world   never seek to transform natural elements into gold—   a physical substance hard to gain but easy to lose Instead theyContinue reading “Alchemical Truths Curled in Writing (A Poem)”

Universal Gratefulness (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Even with all the troubles in the world today, it is still a miraculous place.] Thank you             to the universe at large       for the gentle trickle of sunlight over the horizon at dawn               often accompanied by birdsong Thank you                   to the whole of creation          for the skiesContinue reading “Universal Gratefulness (A Poem)”

Vibrant Lyrics (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: The world has its own soundtrack, and I love that fact. ^_^] I love to lay back and listen    to the sweet melodies             of the world The gentle swish a breeze makes   as it tickles meadow grasses     or the distant cries          from hawk couples       Continue reading “Vibrant Lyrics (A Poem)”

Little Things (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Little things can make all the difference in the world.] A little wave can influence a costal shore                 since every gentle brush pulls grains of sand into the sea                 and delivers treasures from the deep onto the land A little water can give rise to a mighty treeContinue reading “Little Things (A Poem)”

Creative Gems Volume 1 is out now! — Andrea, Children’s Book Illustrator

About 4 months ago, I posted a silly idea of making a book together. I asked people to write a short story or poem based on any of the drawings on my website. It quickly became clear that more than just a few were interested. More than 20 authors have submitted their story and I […]Continue reading “Creative Gems Volume 1 is out now! — Andrea, Children’s Book Illustrator”

A Written Identity (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Self-explanatory.] Through writing…     I discover an identity                             with a base of words                        used as a sturdy foundation            upon which to rest unknown possibilities Confronted by a canvas landscape          where I must both feel                                    and act                to organize ideas until they flow                         likeContinue reading “A Written Identity (A Poem)”

Stories Everywhere (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Because it’s true.] I encountered a story in my dreams like night         a sweet fairytale that took place on a gondola                            amid a lake where candles drifted past                                              like will-of-the-wisps Then I woke up          to another story         where a little black kitty batted at my noseContinue reading “Stories Everywhere (A Poem)”