Dreams of the Heart, vol. I

Dreams of the Heart, vol. I

by Joie Schmidt

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BN ID: 2940032890270
Publisher: Joie Schmidt
Publication date: 11/24/2011
Sold by: Smashwords
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File size: 114 KB

About the Author

Joie Schmidt is a writer, inspirational poet/artist, and author of “Dreams of the Heart” volume 1 & 2, compilation books of poetry about life, love, loss and hope; collections created to show others that through life’s ups and downs, your heart Schmidt is working on the novel series of her dreams and several projects connected with writing, inspiration and charity organizations. Part of the “Dreams of the Heart” include reminding others that every dream in one’s heart is “bursting beautiful” and that “the only limits in life are those we place upon ourselves, in other words, you have no limits!” On a daily basis, she consistently supports the dreams and hopes of others, knowing that truly “we must be the change” through working with non-profit organizations like "The New Writers" and "Humanitarian Aid Foundation", among others.

Joie Schmidt is the award winning author of “Dreams of the Heart” vol. I & II book compilations of poems about love, life, loss and inspiration and “Keep Joy in a Pocket & Love in a Heart Locket”. Humanitarian efforts are very dear to her heart and she often volunteers and donates to a variety of organizations like “Save the Children”, “The Red Cross”, and efforts to help the homeless among others. She has also written for “Kids on the Porch” (KOTP) a TV show created to help prevent bullying amongst children and teenagers. Currently, she is contemplating a new direction for a book series. Please feel free to visit www.JoieSchmidt.com and www.facebook.com/p.s.JoieSchmidt.

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Dreams of the Heart vol. I 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
Marsh1216 More than 1 year ago
*=DREAMS OF THE HEART=* is a MASTERPIECE..<3. in this book, you will find how good is our CReator!that the Author, Magnifies her God given talent!A book that inspires your life and keep believing that every one of us in this world..has got special part in the role of LIFE.that only sky is the limit of what you can do and desire.I truly LOVED it! as this MASTERPIECE touched my heart most!I consider this book as a guide to live a life with full of LOVE and HARMONY..a whispers of HOPE and GRATITUDE..the SOUND of VICTORY!GODBLESS and more POWER! PARABEN's!<3.
AshleyO14 More than 1 year ago
Beautiful and warming. Joie's poems are encouraging and beautiful. The words she used are well-penned together. She's both an artist and a poet -- allowing the reader to see with their eyes and feel with their heart. 5 star Amazon review by Ashley O
Tamala4 More than 1 year ago
Delightful. I'm such a Fan of Joie!!! Her work is so beautiful and warm. It's a reflection of her wonderful spirit. This book of poetry is a breath of fresh air and I am sure it will be enjoyable to anyone who reads it. 5 star Amazon review by Tamala Baldwin
Consumergal More than 1 year ago
Sooo Worth the Read! Amazing read! Highly recommend this to anyone! Inspirational, touching and full of beauty. 5 star Amazon review by Consumergal
Suzanne11 More than 1 year ago
Joie Schmidt is an amazing , gifted , breathe of fresh air. Her love and spirit soars in every word she speaks and writes. Please do not pass up the chance to enjoy and own Dreams of the Heart. You will be forever captivated by her grace and style. 5 star Amazon review by Susan Zamboni
NFrancesca3 More than 1 year ago
Joie delves into the essence of poetry with a golden love all her own in the beautifully written book, "Dreams of the Heart" -- Inspiration comes from within and Joie places her heart to the written canvas. 5 star Amazon review by NFrancesca
AnthonyCrawford More than 1 year ago
Dreams of the Heart is an inspirational must read for anyone looking for a positive out look on life. Thanks Joie Schmidt for these wonderful words from heaven in your book. 5 star Amazon review by Anthony Crawford
MEllis8575 More than 1 year ago
Incredibly comforting, simple yet moving. This collection of poems reminds me to "Keep Joy in My Pocket" and remember that I am enough. 5 star Amazon review by MEllis8575
Val17 More than 1 year ago
Dreams of the Heart uplifts the soul. After completing this literature I feel restored and in a solitude place of tranquility. 5 star Amazon review by Val
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent book really posstive book poetry i yhink joie is a star real star amazing woman great positive energy we need more of joies energy posstive vibe energy around the world keep it up joie xxxx
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dreams of the Heart ~ as if written for me ~ as I am unable to express in words ~ yet here they are written by someone whom I do not know ~ as if she knows me. I am touched, moved and inspired by this gifted talent. Thank you for sharing your ability to allow my dreams of the heart to escape and become heard. 5 star Amazon review
Ainchent54 More than 1 year ago
Very uplifting. A cup half full kind of perspective. A voice for the optimist. Thoroughly enjoyed. 5 star iTunes review by Ainchent54
RobertM44 More than 1 year ago
Joie Schmidt's poetry and positive messages come at a time when negative thinking, judgement and pessimism seem to be taking over our consciousness. Her message is short, clear and to the point. It's about the love, people, and you can not help but feel good when you read her work. There is simplicity and artfulness that mesh in a way that elevates the reader's frequency, if only for a short time. But it's important that Joie-- and others like her spread a positive message about love and God when it is most needed. And, she does it with finesse and without a trace of sanctimony. Her words are heartfelt. Enjoy! 5 star Amazon review by Robert Manni
Elsa-Lynn222 More than 1 year ago
Dreams of the Heart was such a delight to read and the poems are so beautiful in this collection. Filled with inspiring and picturesque poems, one can only be taken to the meadows and clouds of our dreams. Every poem linked me to a moment in my life that I can only remember with such eloquence. Joie embodies a gifted and timeless poet, and as a reader can identify with her writing. This book is fluid, expressive and brilliant with metaphors and personified images of romance that I felt very connected to every line. Her work is relatable and genuine, this a must read! 5 star review by Elsa-Lynn Ramos
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As Joie Schmidt touches her pen, her spirit spills onto the page and provokes the reader to look deeply within themselves and outwardly to face the beauty of the world that surrounds them. Universally emphatic, undeniably inspiring, and deeply moving are her poems of love, hope, and overcoming adversity, which we recognize as our own. Joie Schmidt has an incredible talent for crafting beautiful collections of words that easily string the reader from one poem to the next—deeply moving, touching, and inspiring them. This is a beautiful book of poetry that will open your heart and touch your soul, a book to read again and again. Whether you love poetry or are just testing the waters, this is your invitation to a truly loving mind. 5 star Amazon review by Cindy
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dreams of the heart, What a great time of the year to receive such heart felt readings. I am truly grateful to have some words of wisdom to live by. I really enjoyed the very simplistic art of her poems. I am a very simple person, but sometimes make things appear to be more complicated than things need to be. Some of Joie's poems bring things back to prospective for me. What a great way to end a year and begin the New Year. I am sure you will find joy in Joie's poems. In your Heart there's dreams, I am confident you will find them when you read her book. Have a Happy New Year........ 5 star Amazon review
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
DREAMS OF THE HEART - I found Joie Schmidt’s prose honest, reflective and teeming with faith, optimism and humility. Sweet and hopeful, this young writer eagerly shares her trials, blessings and lessons learned. I truly enjoyed her vulnerability in allowing us to pear into her private thoughts… beautiful in her expression … encouraging, positive and patient. 5 star Amazon review by Jeff
ReadersFavorite4 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Romuald Dzemo for Readers' Favorite Dreams of the Heart by Joie Schmidt is a sweet and inspirational collection of poems that celebrate the human spirit, capturing some of the beautiful moments and sensations that recall readers to the greatness, beauty, and vulnerable fragility of their humanity. This collection covers a variety of universal themes, including love, spiritual connection, loss, and beauty. The poems are very absorbing, insightful, and rhythmic, and readers will love the messages that are communicated through them. Broken into short stanzas comprising of short and evocative lines, some of the poems will resurrect the finest emotions in readers and inspire them to appreciate the color and the beauty of life. For instance, the first poem, “Blessing” is a clarion call for readers to stand out. “Dance in humility’s rain Embrace all that is good Inhale Spring’s dew kissed air Risk where others have simple stood.” The writing is flooded with strong imagery and the language is deceptively simple, but laced with symbolism. The lines of Joie Schmidt’s poetry sing with hope, designed to elevate the mind and spur readers to look beyond the mundane, to find strength in community, and to live in hope. “Shall we not rise together as one? To face another tomorrow With sturdy chins and mindsets Toward the brightest sun” This is a gorgeous offering for those who love poetry that is beautifully written. Dreams of the Heart is thought-provoking, heart-warming, and utterly inspiring. There are very beautiful poems in this collection and I was pulled in by the meditative ones.
ReadersFavorite3 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Arya Fomonyuy for Readers' Favorite A great collection of poetry of the heart, Dreams of the Heart by Joie Schmidt will be a great read for fans of poetry. This collection features a wide collection of poems dealing with different themes. Readers will find poems of love. There are also poems that inspire and motivate. There are also poems that celebrate humanity's most intimate values, like love, spirituality, hope, the importance of community, perseverance, and many others. I enjoyed the fact that the poet writes with confidence, employing a rhythm that is quick and measured. The poems are deep, and at times some of them read like beautiful reflections on human reality. One of my best reads was the poem that reads like a prayer of trust, “The Promise.” I was particularly gripped by the following lines that reminded me of the mystery of love, the power of letting someone else lead the way: “Take my hand I need you to take the lead I need you to help me Feel perfectly free I close my eyes and trust in you I take one step closer To a divine promise The perfect dream Of two” Dreams of the Heart features many such poems and readers will easily connect with the emotions and the sentiments communicated in this gorgeous collection. Joie Schmidt’s poetry invites readers to celebrate life. It invites them to dance to its different rhythms and to bathe in its numerous seasons. Most of these poems will encourage readers to look positively at life and to embrace their humanity joyfully.
ReadersFavorite2 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Faridah Nassozi for Readers' Favorite Dreams of the Heart by Joie Schmidt is a collection of beautiful poems about what really makes life an adventure and a journey worth traveling. The poems touch on love, loss, trust, hope, inspiration and all the things that complete the journey. Whether you are yearning for love, pining over the good times gone by, or just want to find true meaning in life, these poems will speak to your soul. Joie Schmidt wrote an amazing collection of poems that will draw you in so you can find love in you and around you. There is love in memories, love in the present, and a beautiful belief for love in your future. The poems speak of love in all its glorious forms. They will inspire you to hope and to believe in love for self, love for others, love for the simple things in life, love from others, and love from up above. Through beautifully crafted words, Joie Schmidt captures the true essence of life with all its ups and downs, and how it all comes together to give our life journey true meaning and shape the path we all have to travel. The poems left me with an optimistic belief that love, gratitude and hope are always within and around us, irrespective of our circumstances, and Joie Schmidt's poems bring this out beautifully. Dreams of the Heart by Joie Schmidt will charm you into reflecting on the true meaning of love and you will see beauty and depth in the simple things. There is a beautiful serenity to the poems that left me with a happy heart.
ReadersFavorite1 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Gisela Dixon for Readers' Favorite Dreams of the Heart: Vol. I by Joie Schmidt is a collection of poems on topics ranging from love, joy, sadness, and life itself. Dreams of the Heart is a poetry collection that is a bit of an eclectic mix. That being said, love is the overarching emotion that is conveyed throughout the poems, be it the love of nature, person, or God. There is also a strong theme of romantic love and heartbreak throughout this collection and some of my favorite poems revolve around this theme of love, such as A Perfect Dream and If, I Tell You I Love You. The poems range from short ones to long and can be read in any order, independently of the others. Dreams of the Heart is a good, solid collection of poems especially for people who enjoy this genre of love, heartbreak, and romance. The vivid imagery evoked by some of these poems is beautiful and I could almost feel myself being transported to that time and place as I read the poems. The writing is fluid and lyrical. All in all, this is a great little collection of quality poetry that I would recommend to fans of this genre.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Ashley Tetzlaff for Readers' Favorite Robert Frost had Mountain Interval, Shakespeare had The Sonnets, Emily Dickinson had her Collection, and Joie Schmidt has her Dreams of the Heart, Volume One. Many of the poems tout similar vocabulary and style as the old masters, as seen in this excerpt, “You are the purple hues/In my sunsets, the warm and heavy/Sighs, that make knees/Shiver; that pushes two weary/Footfalls past noon/That conjures courage/To make love once again swoon….” Although some of the poems are more modern (referencing pavement and cellphones), many of the verses are ethereal and focus on the well-known subjects of love gained and love lost, as well as God, angels, friends, and nature. When I picked up Joie Schmidt’s Dreams of the Heart, Vol. 1, I wasn’t expecting much. As an admirer of the masters, and someone who has knocked about with poetry writing myself, I knew creating quality poetry is much harder than most people imagine. And I have read my fair amount of whiny prose claiming to be poetry. Needless to say, I was surprised and enamored by the feeling, style, and class brought to bear by Ms. Schmidt. I couldn’t stand to lay the book down. I even read some of it aloud and treasured not only the bliss in my heart but also upon my lips. I could see a girl in Jane Austen’s world poring over such a volume. In my mind, many of the poems contained in Dreams of the Heart, Vol. 1, are worthy to sit beside those of Frost and Dickinson. I sincerely hope Joie’s talent is recognized for what it is: fit for the ages.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book of positive energy and spiritual expression.
AngelaFaith More than 1 year ago
Joie has inspired many during the time she has been writing. During one of the darkest times in my life Joie saved me from myself with kind words she shared and her diligent work with loving, caring kindness in her heart and with the words she shares. She definitely rates a 20 but I can only give her 5 stars here. I recommend everyone read her books and everything she shares with the world! Joie makes a DIFFERENCE in our lives!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I adore Joie Schmidt's writing! I have known her for many many years and everything she has written has truly touched my heart. Some write and you do not get the sense of real feeling however Joie does write from her heart. She expresses herself in the same light as she lives a beautiful loving life. I applaud her once again for penning Dreams of the Heart. Blessings to her always! DeeDee