Kathy Jo has written poetry for years; her beautiful poems reveal her personality and dedication. In this special book, she tells us what is on her heart. The poems are uplifting because they are based on what the Bible teaches. As a result, one’s life is enhanced through reading them. May God bless you, Kathy Jo, for uplifting our lives.
About the Author
Kathy Jo (Blake) Bryant hails from the United States, originally from Texas, now residing in Missouri. She is an avid genealogist, and a member of two lineage societies. She has authored a two-volume book on genealogy, and two books of poetry: Golden Glowing Mushroom; Favorite Things in My World.
Even though she has intermittently been writing poetry since a young adult, she has had a positive surge in writing, since joining quite a few poetry groups, within the last several years. She has had her poetry accepted on The Sparrow, a recitative YouTube poetry group, and has received a growing number of poetry certificates of various kinds, for Picture Prompts, and daily and weekly contests. She has themed poetry featured in online and printed anthologies for OpenDoor Poetry Magazine, and a growing collection of anthologies. She is a former moderator for: The Passion of Poetry, a very large Facebook group.
The past shapes our personality, figures out our current identity, and reminds us of who we were.
Recalling and composing are two distinct things. Absence of legitimacy shows- Many significant diaries can likewise lose feeling, interest, and importance to the readers. In any case, HB Rita handily brings out her encounters, discernments, and genuine sections from an earlier time in her verifiable book. The author’s reasonability to accomplish the complex task will seduce the reader.
Behind the Patina is a non-fiction book in light of the writer’s encounters and individual life. The book will acquaint readers all over the planet with an alternate nation, identity, religion, culture, family values, and day-to-day existence.
It’s going against the prevailing family-social norms, cultural traditions and reflective inquiry that can prompt the readers to think.
A few issues have become known in her book because of her early life in origin and her extended stay in the Bengali people group in America.
Nevertheless, the writer’s remarkable book is extremely shrewd on the two sides of the waterway. Rita’s sensible life experiences demonstrate a genuinely strong signature.
About the Author
HB Rita’s real name is Hajera Begum Rita, lives in New York City, USA.
She worked at DOE for 15 years. She encounters working with various inabilities, physical, mental, enthusiastic, scholarly, and special needs youngsters productively. She is a former administrative assistant and employee at NYC HR Connect.
HB Rita was born in a Muslim family in Bangladesh and currently lives in NYC. She earned her higher education from Touro College and University in New York. HB Rita is a journalist, writer, columnist, and poet in NYC. She has distributed eight books of verse, including one novel. Her previously published book of poetry from McKinley Publishing Hub is “Diagonal Perspective”- “Poetry Tied to the Ribbon of Time”. HB Rita has two adorable boys।
“Verses From My Heart” is not only a joy to read but also a journey over the years about the author’s life as depicted on various themes mostly about his life’s struggles and experiences. The many artworks and photos were purposely used to complement each poetry. Each chapter has its own story to tell, bringing the reader into a more personal connection with the poet’s character.
Reading this poetry book will give you some realization about different aspects of life including people, emotions, surroundings, and more. It will provide you with a different view of LOVE and LIFE. Our past MEMORIES give us the opportunity to learn from our previous mistakes and allow us to understand the reasons why people behave the way they do. This book also tackled the interdependence of all things in NATURE and you can learn more from their existence. Also, the readers can relate to the four seasons of life, based on their metaphorical experiences of WINTER, SPRING, SUMMER, and FALL.
Verses from My Heart will indeed impart profound things in a simple, low- key and down-to-earth manner.
About the Author
The author, Roberto Tiatco Celles is a Filipino- Canadian from Tanay, Rizal, Philippines and now living in New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada with his family. He attended elementary school at Tanay Elementary School and secondary high school at Sierra Madre Institute in the same town. He took up Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering at National University, Manila in 1980. After graduation, he got his first job at Manila Cordage Company, in Makati City, Philippines where he worked for many years in the Manufacturing Department. He had a brief stint as a Consultant at Pacific Continental Company in Las Pinas City, Philippines. He applied as an independent immigrant in Canada and migrated to the country with his family in July of 2005.
He got employed and worked for many years at Squirrel Systems Canada, a Burnaby-based point of sale vendor specializing in hospitality management systems based in British Columbia.
Presently working at Osensa Innovations, a Manufacturing company that develops and manufactures fiber optic temperature sensor products for industrial applications including power transformers, switchgear, generators, semiconductor and MRI equipment also in Burnaby, British Columbia.
During the early days of the pandemic in 2020, his elementary grade school teacher from the Philippines, Mrs. Lourdes B. Morandarte, a well-known poetess in their province, introduced him to join “Poetic Hearts”, to shoo away the boredom caused by the quarantine. The group is composed of diversified and respectable poets and artists from different backgrounds and tried his talents in writing and painting. To date, he has been recognized and awarded in the arts of poetry and painting from different global poetry and literary groups such as, The Passion of Poetry, Rhythm of the Hearts, Pen Wonder International, ILA Magazine, Kapanulat, Bigkis ng Panitik, Filipino Poets in Blossoms and Poetry Planet. He is also the current Poetry Reviewer of the Poetic Hearts group and provides good reviews of his chosen poems on a regular basis. His prose and poetry were included in the GLIMPSES PH Magazine’s maiden issue in 2021 such as Tulips, The Duckling and the Swan and Skittles, the Dreamer. His work “My Sunset Dreams” was chosen as Best Entry Poem and was published on ILA Magazine in June 2022.
Now, he happily enjoys being a grandfather to his lovely granddaughter, Olivia Isabelle and still continues writing good poetries and painting during his free time.
Pages Inside the Book
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In this blistering display of poetic brilliance, he proves time and time again that poetry is not a dying art. As each poem holds emotions that have bled directly from the author’s soul and are relatable to the lives we lead and the world in which we exist. Throughout the book, he uses imagery that is visually captivating and goes hand in hand with the ink that entwines them. In this book Sarfraz also collaborates with poets such as myself; Jack Tomlinson and others such as; Dennis Brown, Timothy DeVito, Charlene Phare, Zan Johns and Dona McCormack, combining rhythmic verses to touch the heart and cleanse the soul, all of which live within the pages of this book.
Some of my personal favourites are the heart-wrenching ‘Life Will Never Be The Same’ which is sure to bring a lump to anyone’s throat and the romantic tale of ‘When You Came Along’ which is simply a classic among classics, it is fair to say that this is Sarfraz Ahmed at his very best. Other notable mentions include; ‘The Sky Began to Cry’, ‘Lovers’, ‘And Then They Danced’, and ‘The Beautifulness of Your Face’. With over a hundred to choose from you’ll be spoilt for choice.
Talented British poet ‘Sarfraz Ahmed’ takes us on a journey of passion, pain, and love in this hugely anticipated fifth book. So, why not sit back and treat yourself, as you carefully turn each page and enjoy the beautiful ‘Gift of Poetry’.
Jack Tomlinson/Poet UK
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Sarfraz Ahmed lives and works in the East Midlands UK, and is professionally trained as a careers adviser, and has branched out as a trainer, assessor, and careers writer. He has been writing poetry for over twenty years. He has contributed his poems to many anthologies published over the years, including Paint the Sky with Stars, United Press, Open Door Magazine, as well as many other contributions. His debut collection of poetry, Eighty-Four Pins was originally published in 2020; it was well-received, receiving great reviews globally prompting a second edition release in February 2022.
In February 2021, he published ‘Two Hearts’ A Journey Into Heartfelt Poetry with Annette Tarpley, this book became an instant Amazon bestseller, and reached a global audience. He is also a moderator and administrator for Passion of Poetry site on Facebook and will be the editor for their debut first anthology The Passion of Poetry – Poetry Inked with Passion.
In May 2021 he was recognised as a World Contributor Poet, recognised for his contribution to poetry by Administrators, Poetry and Literature World Vision, decided to feature the contemporary poets of the world who are globally renowned, acclaimed or recognised, distinguished, or personalised poetically.
He has a growing legion of fans online, on Facebook, also on Instagram Page #sarfrazahmedpoet. He is also a regular on the open mic circuit and has done many sessions globally. His poetry is also available on YouTube in ‘The Poets Lounge’, and in July 2021 he was featured on New York Parrot Literary Corner — E121: ‘Exploring the Inks of Sarfraz Ahmed’, also available on YouTube.