A house finch, staring at me in wonder, as if he is thinking: "Are you serious? We're really getting another Nor'easter?"


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Current: Danbury, CT, United States
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!

29 August, 2016


Below, I have written a poem based on a photograph, as an example of Ekphrasis.
My photograph is of the beautiful East Lake in Danbury, Connecticut, at sunset, just before dusk. 

I took this photo of East Lake in Danbury, Connecticut.

Indigo pond
a hopeful, graying sky
shades of peach and blue
with soft, fleecy clouds
framing the Peace
that harkens my heart 
 of possibilities

© Jeanne I. Lakatos

15 August, 2016

Anaphora Poetry

Below, is a poem written in the Anaphora poetic format. I took the photo in Dublin a few years ago at  an international street vendor competition. Observing this 'fairy' with the many children she attracted was magical.

For Giveness
from the heart,
given with humility,
given freely,
this gift of joy
is a given 
that another will 
passing the gift

© Jeanne I. Lakatos

09 August, 2016

Mathematical Sets

Venn Diagram photo from Google Images

Mathematical Sets
It all figures:
balanced equations
sets of added digits
occasionally subtracted
divided by common factors
multiplied by these too
percentages based on 
the configuration 
of a situated O
and its relation
to the point.

© Jeanne I. Lakatos

06 August, 2016

Mint Julep Iced Tea for a Summer Celebration

We are now in that dynamic aspect of the zodiac calendar known as Leo. Today, August 6, is my day! Hope you all get a big slice of my gorgeous birthday cake, settle down with a cool drink, and enjoy this sizzling August heat. 
Even though I was born and raised in Detroit, I lived in HOTlanta, Georgia for 12 years, so below is a little Southern recipe to quench your thirst. You need not add the bourbon if that’s not your cup of tea. ; ) 

Mint Julep Iced Tea

8 mint leaves *
1 lemon, sliced *
1 lime, sliced *
1 cup bourbon
3 cups cold sweetened tea *
Cubed or crushed ice
* You can substitute Celestial Seasonings ‘Lemon Zinger’ tea, about 4 tea bags with 2 quarts of water in place of all these starred ingredients.

Combine first 3 ingredients in a 2-quart pitcher, pressing with spoon to crush mint.
Stir in bourbon and tea. Add ice.  Makes 2 quarts.