Jo Janoski\’s Blog

Writings, Observations, Poetry, Stories

She Works – A Persona Poem July 31, 2006

Filed under: Poetry — jojanoski @ 8:40 am

This is a persona poem, a poem written from someone else’s point of view. It can even be the perspective of an inanimate object. In this case, it is what my desk lamp sees. I’ve done it in the cinquain form: Five lines with syllable counts, 2, 4, 6, 8, 2.

She Works

She works.
Blue shirt, red hair
Bent low, thoughts running wild
My light shines like her starry eyes
That search.

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Copyright 2006 JO Janoski


The StoryTeller, New Chapter Posted July 26, 2006

Filed under: My Books — jojanoski @ 10:14 pm

Chapter 3 of my manuscript in progress has been posted.

The StoryTeller, Chapter 3


What to write about? Sanity July 25, 2006

Filed under: Poetry — jojanoski @ 11:33 am

Out of ideas on what to write about? I recently heard of a site called that can help. With a click of the mouse, you are provided one word from which to write. I clicked. Here’s my word: sanity.

Sanity (A Cinquain)

Sanity cloaks
My mind, my lips, my rage
In sugar-crystallized sprinkles
of pain.

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Copyright 2006 JO Janoski


At Play July 23, 2006

Filed under: My Photos,Poetry — jojanoski @ 4:29 pm

Doe & Fawns

Soft light sun warms fawns at play in the morn.

Watchfully, lovingly, carefully

Doe mother, nose nudging, gives guidance.

Leads her fawns to fruit on earth’s green floor.

Hungrily, playfully, happily

They enjoy a bounty of apples.

Said fruit is mine I share with sheer joy,

Giddily, blissfully, thoroughly.

Such visits speak warmly and soulful.

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Photo & Poem

Copyright 2006 JO Janoski


Man Sues Over Sperm Bank Hidden Camera July 21, 2006

Filed under: In The News — jojanoski @ 8:45 am

Man Sues Over Sperm Bank Hidden Camera

…noticed an unusual hole in the ceiling tile of a private donation room while attempting “to provide an honorable and essential benefit to his community.”

(I’m still amazed how the story said they pay $100 per “donation” and you can donate twice a week!)


Colors Blush (Another Beautiful Morning)…a Septet Poem July 20, 2006

Filed under: My Photos,Poetry — jojanoski @ 9:16 am

Another Beautiful Morning




This poem is a septet–a seven-line poem with the following number of syllables per line, no rhyme. 3, 5, 7, 9,7, 5, 3.


Colors blush.
Breathless pink rushing
past bashful blue to morning.
Dangling in space, waiting for the sun
to warm their pure desires
for simple beauty
just one day.


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Photo & Poem

Copyright 2006 JO Janoski


Cranberry Chicken July 19, 2006

Filed under: Cooking/Recipes — jojanoski @ 4:31 pm

I made this the other night, and it was great! It’s not too sweet because the mustard and vinegar offset the sugary flavor of the cranberries. Using whole-berry sauce gave it a nice mouth feel. The berries popped in your mouth, making for a nice, fresh-tasting experience

Cranberry Chicken