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Welcome! A few years ago, I discovered an application that artists employ in their works to bring cultural awareness to their audiences. Having discerned this semiotic theory that applies to literature, music, art, film, and the media, I have devoted the blog, "Theory of Iconic Realism" to explore this theory. The link to the publisher of my book is below. If you or your university would like a copy of this book for your library or if you would like to review it for a scholarly journal, please contact the Edwin Mellen Press at the link listed below. Looking forward to hearing from you!

27 July, 2016

Love Poem: Two Lives

Any love poems I write or have written remain a private exchange between the man and me. However, I do have a little poem that I've given to friends in the past as a wedding gift. I hand-pen it exquisitely on parchment paper in either Chancery Cursive or Old English calligraphy with iconography to frame the words, and place it in a lovely frame. Ha! Surely, they've been best sellers at tag sales. 

I took this photo in Kilkenny, Ireland.

Two Lives
Two lives entwined
through space and time
sharing an opus 
each day to bring
a step toward the dream
of Love's harmonic embrace.

© Jeanne I. Lakatos

19 July, 2016


 Below is a poem I wrote a few years ago. I took the photograph whilst driving south of Dublin, lost and 'blind' to the correct pathway to a professional conference at I.A.D.T. in Dun Laoghaire. Thanks to a few gentlemen at Dunphey's Pub and their fine directions with a hand-drawn map, I was able to make it to the afternoon panels. Having learned my lesson, the following day, I took the bus. 

(A church near Dun Laoghaire, Ireland, photograph by me)

A blinding
moves her
to close the blind
shielding her
from brilliance
the hour of dusk
with a creative verve
releasing gold
a beam expands
that cannot blind
for Memory
sustains the weakest eye.

© Jeanne I. Lakatos