Jamaica Mi Paradise

Jamaica Mi Paradise

by Denise Salmon
     
 

Poetry is like oxygen…it makes us feel so alive….it directs our consciousness to the altar of happiness and peace. The collection of nine poems are so intimately tied to the soil and the spirit of Jamaica it makes one feel relaxed, on a hot day, under a cool star apple tree.

The poems convey the struggles of a young democracy, the hopes of its

Overview

Poetry is like oxygen…it makes us feel so alive….it directs our consciousness to the altar of happiness and peace. The collection of nine poems are so intimately tied to the soil and the spirit of Jamaica it makes one feel relaxed, on a hot day, under a cool star apple tree.

The poems convey the struggles of a young democracy, the hopes of its people and the path walked to attain the characteristics of the typical Jamaican and his/her culture.

Jamaica No Problem posits the inner workings of who is and what makes a Jamaican. It struts forth with peacock pride or arrogance in describing the DNA of Jamaicans. The poems are all fruits in a lovely basket and none has disturbed the imagination…they have lifted Jamaica to the ethereal pantheons of paradise…a paradise gained and NOT lost. The poems are all a mix of colloquial street talk/patois and formal English… it gives a succinct feel.

The use of more than one diction-Creole and English- sets one pattern against the other which is inimical of the psyche of Jamaica. The two different cultures of Jamaica, juxtaposed to a quilt work of a beautifully composed material.

A true Jamaican experience is offered in this book
Nature comes alive when you read about the bees and the birds
And your taste buds will wake up when you think about the spicy jerk and delicious fruits.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940044938281
Publisher:
Denise Salmon
Publication date:
07/03/2012
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

A Jamaican who totally enjoys almost everything Jamaica has to offer. And just loves sharing it with the rest of the world. My first book for children "Fun in Jamaica- Ocho Rios" was published in April 2010. I enjoy reading for the children and visiting all the wonderful places on the island. A mother with a 21 year old son. I am also very concerned about the environment and I have written 9 other fun stories for the children about the importance of recycling. The illustrations for the story "Saving Taffy Turtle " is being done and I am sure the children will love Taffy as she is such a charming little turtle. I recieved certificates at the end of my Writing for Children and Creative Writing Courses. Al the Phillip Sherlock Centre. At UWI mona. And since then I have registered a business name. " Fun Writings and Things.

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