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  • By lsalzano
    Jun 13, 2010
    No Stranger to a Dream is a befitting title for the collective work of a young poet. The introduction poem Have you Ever wraps the reader in a a blanket of questions posed by the poet. One can quickly realize that although life is vibrantly busy with the mundane and exquisite opportunity, there is much to be experienced to truly say one has indeed "lived". Miss Jaleesa quite cleverly creates a space for Love, Dreams, Hope and Memories, the very essence embraced by every individual, past and present. Love ~ The strongest and yet most fragile of emotions is expressed through the disappointment and hurt that can result in Sweet Immersible and Major Flaw in the Heart of Hope. In Gift of Love and Amazing it is, the poet blissfully embraces the newness and endless gift of having loved and been loved wholeheartedly. The section is solidified with Trust Me, where the simplest words create the strength and assurance we, as humans, desire in love. Dreams ~ We all have them, yet for... More > some, dreams are a lifeline to one's sanity. Spoken Fate opens with "Come, follow, take a hand" and instantly carries the reader to a distant time and place, where one is completely free in spirit and from judgment. Dancing on the Moon, who hasn't had the grand moment of looking up into the night sky wishing to do just that exactly? Persevere illustrates the battle of living one's life by the expectations of others or living life with the freedom of being true to oneself. The answer, I believe, is obvious. Hope ~ Here we find the embodiment of overcoming life's obstacles with the hope of becoming free from all shackles. We hold onto hope even during our darkest hours. Our poet, in this section, embraces hope in the scripted lines of the opening Tears to be Free through the ending line of "So, I guess I wait as the future unfolds" in Keep Going. Memories ~ Running the gamut of emotions from quiet despair to blissful happiness, the poet here, has opened a sacred door to her most personal memories. Although cryptic and the meanings truly only known to her, the reader is swept away into a not so distant past, holding a pass gently granted by Miss Jaleesa. We are a welcomed traveler on the journey of a tender-hearted poet whose words skillfully lead us to deeply feel what she has lived in truth as well as in desire. As I see it, one is privileged to witness the beginning of a truly poetic journey with an endless abyss of potential. We can only wait patiently as the poet continues to pen her most private thoughts, to once again allow us to accompany her on her life's journey.< Less
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First Edition, paperback
May 22, 2010
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
0.25 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
6 wide x 9 tall
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