As the Rest Come to My Heart

As the Rest Come to My Heart

by Joannes Rhino

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ISBN-13: 9781456777470
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Publication date: 04/29/2011
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.12(d)

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As The Rest Come To My Heart 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
sueann6 More than 1 year ago
This book is a must read one. I may not an expert in poem. But after reading it, I can feel the author's emotions. Crazy, huh? Most of the poems are deep and dark. But quite interesting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the best books I have ever read. I’ve started reading this book 2 days ago and I couldn’t stop until I finished it. I was really fascinated, the plot was overwhelming and Joannes Rhino found the perfect end to this book. I anxiously awaited the outcome of the book, which was unexpected and extremely unpredictable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What awaits us there, behind the mysterious veil of death and for what purpose do certain gruesome events hauling our lives as onerous burdens emerge? These are the main problems brought up in this book. The idea of the afterlife can be observed almost in all the verses. Mind – you have to read between the lines. The theme of anxiety, unendurable pangs of remorse and ignorance of the future day is portrayed through the use of figurative images and diverse allegories which create a gloomy, solemn and enigmatic atmosphere in each verse. The author is trying to convey the message that our whole life is a dream this and mortal coil might very soon vanish. What will we be left with face-to-face with our soul? And still I can feel that in the final line of the verse the author gives us a spark of light and hope saying that even when you are on the edge of giving everything up, we can’t but extricate ourselves from the overwhelming difficulties. We have to struggle to live a better life, become better.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed reading this collection of poetry, a lot, and from me (an avid poetry HATER) is saying something. The work is mostly on the darker side, but that doesn't take away from the beauty of it all. While reading it I found myself drawn into the poets story, because that is what this is, a story. This collection is not just a random assortment of disconnected poems, it tells the authors story. As a reader experiencing this story, there were times where I came across either a full poem or just a few lines that expressed my emotions/thoughts perfectly. So yeah, I suggest you give it a read (poetry fan or not), you might just be surprised. Ash
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Each poem in this collection is a little journey through the poets life, and each little journey makes up the whole story. Yes the collection is a bit on the darker side, but its not written to scare the reader or upset the reader. Instead the reader experiences the author's life, and as a reader you can enjoy that the author choose to share that with you or you can learn from it and apply that to your own life. This collection is well written and I will definitely be recommending it to more then a few friends. Ash
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed reading this collection of poetry, a lot, and from me (an avid poetry HATER) is saying something. The work is mostly on the darker side, but that doesn't take away from the beauty of it all. While reading it I found myself drawn into the poets story, because that is what this is, a story. This collection is not just a random assortment of disconnected poems, it tells the authors story. As a reader experiencing this story, there were times where I came across either a full poem or just a few lines that expressed my emotions/thoughts perfectly. So yeah, I suggest you give it a read (poetry fan or not), you might just be surprised.
GraceLCampbell More than 1 year ago
For a non-native English speaker this collection of poetry is written quite well and provocatively. I agree with another reviewer that this collection would be good for Halloween because of references to Hell, vampires, and other dark creatures and subjects. But I also think that this may be good for religious people too. I'm religious and I was enrapt with several of the poems about the devil and keeping/losing your soul. This author is versatile (I reviewed his novel The Unseen Face), which is always a good thing, because by being versatile, an author can bring more to any book or poem. I would definitely recommend "As the Rest Come to My Heart"!
Andrettas More than 1 year ago
I am not normally a poetry reader, but after reading some of Joannes' other works I really wanted to explore how versatile this author is. I will warn you now, if you don't like Vampires, Hell, or the dark and macabre, don't read this collection. Joannes is not a native English speaker, but his command of the English language to elevate his poetry is note worthy. He takes ordinary words and creates a story around them, and in this collection, many of the stories are sad and seem to really come from a personal place. There are authors who write to write, and those who feel they must write, and I believe Joannes falls into the latter category. I look forward to future works by him.
C_F_Allen1 More than 1 year ago
As The Rest Come To My Heart is an interesting collection of poems if you're a native English speaker like myself. It's an uncommon thing to see an author who clearly speaks English as a second language use it to deliver powerful and interesting poetry like the 34 poems found in this book. There's no getting round the fact that the bulk of As The Rest Come To My Heart is quite dark stuff, revolving around notions of death, depression, grief and loss. Some of the poetry takes on an outright supernatural tone, but what struck me more was the use of religious symbolism and references. Apparently this poetry stems from a particularly dark period in the author's life and I find it quite interesting to see how he has woven elements of faith and religion through these poetic depictions of his thoughts and troubles – both from an adversarial, questioning stance but also, particularly later on in the collection, a tone and manner that expresses a growing acceptance. In fact, the collection follows this change in tone across its whole extent; towards the end of the book, it's notable that the subject matter of the poetry shifts and the tone also changes. We see a transmutation from despair, hollowness and blood through to questioning faith and then to love and passion. As The Rest Come To My Heart still isn't what I'd call upbeat, even here, dwelling over the torment and confusion that can come with love and lust, but in its final passages we finally see poems that, perhaps, herald the breaking of dawn in the author's mind – a shift into a more serene, hopeful tone that may have matched his own ascent out of the years of darkness. What's most impressive about As The Rest Come To My Heart is that, as I first noted, it's written in a second language but still convincingly covers such a range of themes and speaks to the reader of the despairing quandaries and questions that the author has faced. Unfortunately, this is also the collection's weak spot – it does need an editor's gaze to amend some of the odd or incorrect use of words and grammar that can obfuscate and confuse the author's intent rather than deliver it clearly. In some of the poems, this can be quite a serious issue that trips the reader's comprehension and thus breaks the flow of the poetry. Poetry is a message from the heart and soul, but it still needs to be delivered through the base medium of text. As The Rest Come To My Heart certainly delivers on the former, but falls down somewhat on the latter. At its best, this collection is dark and questioning, offering an interesting chart of the writer's passage through troubled times, and hopefully it heralds more of the same in the future from this author.
Lanifairy1 More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love this!  My favorites are:  "The Lady" & "Love Thee" - MOST FAVORITE - BEAUTIFUL "The Cause", "One Moment in Time" & "Restless Soul" - I CAN RELATE TO THESE "Repentance" -WOW! 
Roy Kamar De La Pena More than 1 year ago
To be honest, I didn't buy this book as I don't really go into poetry. But then, reading this, I ended up loving poems.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
All I can say about this book is "WOW!"