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A Composed Monster (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: More experimentation. ^_^] A young poet decided    to conduct a literary experiment in which    she composed a horrible monster       within a poem        like a force of darkness        kept inside a worded cage The poet granted him six sets of lavender eyes    on his faceContinue reading “A Composed Monster (A Poem)”


Enchantment Among the Waves (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: I originally wrote this poem about a year ago, when an uncommon event made the waves off the California coast glow with bluish hues each night. It was a gorgeous sight.] Along the California coast                                          late in the evenings     an enchantment has taken hold                         that sets theContinue reading “Enchantment Among the Waves (A Poem)”

Some Fun Wordplay and Literary Games

The creative writing workshop courses I took throughout grad school offered many valuable lessons and techniques to use as a writer, some of which encouraged playing around with words to generate new ideas. Freewriting, or the act of writing whatever comes to mind for a set amount of time, was one such game–but there wereContinue reading “Some Fun Wordplay and Literary Games”

Dove in a Hurricane (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Based on a true story. I still cannot remember exactly where this event happened, but its sweet message always stays with me.] Several years ago               if memory still serves me well     a massive hurricane devastated several towns           deep in the Midwest Houses got torn apart then             amid theContinue reading “Dove in a Hurricane (A Poem)”

A Celebration of Artistry (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: Because it’s true.] We have the magic to paint the world with our unique colors      in a kaleidoscope of hues like a rainbow across the skies            what we can imagine                   is what we can create                   whether we rely on rich shades of paint                                        the slight      touchesContinue reading “A Celebration of Artistry (A Poem)”

Midnight Writings (A Poem)

By Joyce Jacobo [Author’s Note: These are some thoughts on writing in the dark.] What happensto the words on a pagewhen the writer who creates themcannot see where they appear? To just writeand see the wordsin the mindrather than watchthem flow outinto existence? Do they get lost upon the blank expansethat late at night? Or maybe theyContinue reading “Midnight Writings (A Poem)”