Jamaican Love Poems, Love under the Caribbean Stars


Love under the Caribbean stars is a poetry book filled with verses and expressions made by people inspired by love and infatuation. It encapsulates the romantic whispers, euphoric emotions and intimate moments. Enjoy this brief journey.

Denise N. Fyffe

Love under the Caribbean stars is a poetry book filled with verses and expressions made by people inspired by love and infatuation. It encapsulates the romantic whispers, euphoric emotions and intimate moments. Enjoy this brief journey.

My readers include a large sect that live for these poems. I enjoy seeing their glee and pleasure when they read through a couple lines of the book; soon they return with stories about sharing these lines with loved ones.-Poetess Denise Fyffe”

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Books can be found at a number of online websites, including:

Smashwords.comBarnes and Noble, Lulu.com, Bookworld.com.au – Australia, Amazon.com – United States, Amazon.co.uk – UK, Amazon.ca – Canada, Amazon.co.jp – Japan, Amazon.it – Italy, Amazon.es – Spain, Amazon.fr – France, Amazon.at – Austria, Amazon.de – Germany and Kobo.

Other Books by Denise N. Fyffe:

  1. The Expert Teacher’s Guide on How to Motivate Students
  2. Learning Management System Efficiency vs. Staff Proficiency
  3. Sophie’s Place: A…

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Jamaican Love Poems, Sensuous One


Sensuous One, is a book of love and erotic poems. It includes poetry of a sensual nature that relates infatuation, love and romance. Love is a universal language and as such the author’s dialect, patois, is often used in the poetic verses as well.

Denise N. Fyffe

Sensuous One, is a book of love and erotic poems. It includes poetry of a sensual nature that relates infatuation, love and romance. Love is a universal language and as such the author’s dialect, patois, is often used in the poetic verses as well. This book includes poetry that relates the emotions surrounding relationships, feelings, desires and unrequited love. It also speaks to the unspoken thoughts that people have about those they like, admire and respect.

This book has a selection of love poems that I have written over the last ten years. Certainly they are flavored with the seasoning that is Jamaica. The emotions are true and raw; nothing is withheld.

My readers include a large sect that live for these poems. I enjoy seeing their glee and pleasure when they read through a couple lines of the book; soon they return with stories about sharing these lines with loved…

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Jamaican Poetry: Jamaica Elections, The End of an Era


It has come, the end of another era,
We can only look in the mirror;
To reflect and find.
To cherish these moments
In history, in time.

It has come, the beginning of another’s destiny,
To stand on the highest stage in our land;
It has come, for another to make their imprint,
To declare where our country will stand
In history, in time.

It has come for another to lay the plans of his mind.
Copyright © 2016, Denise N. Fyffe

Jamaican Poetry: Mama Portia and Dean


By: Denise N. Fyffe.
Copyright © 2012, Poetess Defy, Denise N. Fyffe

Dean met a woman he had never before seen,
One wid a vision and a rising dream.
He thought he would pay har a devastating trip;
Taking his friends Chaos and Gusty Winds,
Just for the fun of it.

Mama Portia sey ‘God, what must I do, 
Some a mi picknie dem caan handle another hurricane,
Especially so soon’;
God sey ‘stand firm and watch mi tonight,
A gwaan gi yuh di strength to fight.’

Mama Portia and some of her picknie pray,
Dat devastation would not touch them dat day;
Everybody huddled and prepared for the fight,
Some took a quick peep wid dem TV camera,
To see who would lose that night.

Dean looked on and crept near,
Mama Portia sey bwoy yuh not welcome here.
She tell har brothers be prepared for any ‘Emergency’.
I want tings in place as a contingency.

Di fight get serious bout 3 di day,
Chaos and Gusty wind got a head start,
Dem nearly tear St. Thomas apart.
Caribbean Terrace was battered and bruised,
Portland Cottage cry flood, when it look like dem soon loose.

God stepped in and sey ‘ Enough is enough’;
Dean started to howl like him waan play tough.
Him lick off couple roof and tangle some line,
Him sey ‘God now is my time.
I not changing course.
I having Jamaica today,
Now is Chaos time wid wind and rain.

God raised his hand,
Dean was forced to obey,
He crept on South, at the end of the day.
Mama Portia, jumped up God’s praises a sing;
Yuh si why yuh mus believe inna God fi everyting

Har brothers kept watch for any ‘Emergency’,
In case Looting pass through to take advantage a wi.
Some worked hard to bring wata and light;
Digi and CW competed fah continual cell coverage dat night.

Mama Portia stayed her course,
She sey wid God, yuh caan go wrong.
Though times rough and di trek hard,
She always she, God must be first inna fi har yaad.
Ah yah yi.

Feature on Erika Heslop Martin, Jamaican author and poet

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By: Denise N. Fyffe.
Copyright © 2014, Denise N. Fyffe

Erika Heslop Martin a.k.a. Poetess Er is a multi-talented, young and inspired Jamaican Poet born in Kingston, Jamaica. She is the Jamaican Author of this book A Poetic Revelation, The Power of Words, and A Poetic Journey. Her poems have been published in the Sunday Gleaner and the Jamaica Observer and her Book Launch of: “The Power of Words” was featured in The Jamaica Herald. She has been featured and interviewed by the Jamaica Information Service (JIS) for television (TVJ) and radio, Nationwide Radio, Love 101, RJR 94, Power 106, Public Broadcasting Corporation (PBC) on the Writer’s Block and the Love Zone on CVM Television.

Erika does poetry presentations locally and internationally at a wide variety of events and ceremonies and is also a Motivational Writer and Speaker. She is a member of the Book Industry Association of Jamaica, JAM Copy, Poetry Society of Jamaica, Poemhunter.com, Jamaican Writers Society and an active member of her Church Choir. She is also an Accountant by profession and has worked in various accounting capacities in the Financial Sector.

Executive Members of Jamaican Writers Society, The photo shows left to right: Poetess Denise N. Fyffe (poet, writer); Erika Heslop Martin (poet, writer); Tanya Batson Savage, (publisher of adult and children's books, and author); Diane Browne ( author children's books); Kalilah Enriquez, (poet); Godfrey Taylor (musician, author); Arnoldo Ventura (scientist, poet)

Executive Members of Jamaican Writers Society, The photo shows left to right: Poetess Denise N. Fyffe (poet, writer); Erika Heslop Martin (poet, writer); Tanya Batson Savage, (publisher of adult and children’s books, and author); Diane Browne ( author children’s books); Kalilah Enriquez, (poet); Godfrey Taylor (musician, author); Arnoldo Ventura (scientist, poet)

Erika Heslop Martin is an outstanding past student of Camperdown High School. She is  a Bank of Nova Scotia Foundation Scholarship Recipient and a Business Graduate of the University of Technology in Accounting & International Business and the University College of the Caribbean, in Financial Securities Management. Her career dream is to be a successful Business Professional and a Bestseller of her books of poetry and upcoming novel.

In her spare time, Poetess Er enjoys spending time with family and friends, encouraging others, writing poetry, reading , surfing the internet, taking pictures, modeling, acting, singing, listening to music, dancing, traveling, watching movies, speaking Spanish, planning and organizing events and cooking delicious meals. She is a faithful mother of twins (boy and girl) who is very compassionate, bold and ambitious.

Her books are currently available in a few local Bookstores and worldwide on amazon.com in paperback and kindle formats. She has been described as “one of Jamaica’s best kept secrets” that the literary world would benefit greatly from; “a Poetic Guru and Creative Genius” who writes from her heart. You may connect with her on her Facebook Author’s page Erika Heslop and Twitter page Erika Heslop Martin. Some of her poems can be read on poemhunter.com and watched on youtube.com. Erika is truly in love with Poetry and wants the whole world to know and be positively touched.

Erika Heslop Martin, Poetess Er

1. What do you want to be remembered for when you die?

I would love to be remembered for my poetry, my positive, bold, genuine and pleasant personality; a good daughter, sister, wife and mother. I would also like to be remembered for being different, dependable, not a follower, but someone willing to serve with a smile.

2. What is most important to you in this life?

Of utmost importance is my relationship with God, my family and my close friends.

3. How has God shaped your life, especially as it relates to you craft?

God has shaped my life through the multiplicity of experiences that he has allowed me to endure. He is the source of my strength and so whatever I go through in this life, I have to reach out to him. My inspiration comes from God and he has blessed me with all my talents.

4. Name one experience and how has it influenced your entire life.

One experience that has influenced my entire life is my first trip to North America as a child. My eyes were opened to another culture and lifestyle other than Jamaica. This helped me in becoming a more rounded, bold and outspoken individual. My perspective on life is much broader, totally not limited to Jamaica and I believe that traveling to different places is important. Also, to be the best that I can be wherever I go and to never forget where I am coming from.

Jamaican Writers: Feature on Louise Bennett, Ms. Lou


ms louLouise Simone Bennett-Coverley or Miss Lou, OM, OJ, MBE (7 September 1919 – 26 July 2006), was a Jamaican poet, folklorist, writer, and educator. Writing and performing her poems in what was known as Jamaican Patois or Creole, she was instrumental in having this “dialect” of the people given literary recognition in its own right (“nation language“). She is located at the heart of the Jamaican poetic tradition, and has influenced other popular Caribbean poets, including Mutabaruka, Linton Kwesi Johnson, and Paul Keens-Douglas.

Miss Lou died on July 26, 2006 in Toronto. She was accorded an official funeral at the Coke Methodist Church, and interred at National Heroes Park beside her husband Eric “Chalk-Talk” Coverley.

List of Louise Bennett/Ms Lou poems:

  1. Dry Foot Bwoy
  2. Nuh Likkle Twang
  3. Back to Africa
  4. Social Climbing
  5. Scandal
  6. Colonization in Reverse
  7. Cuss-Cuss
  8. Candy Seller
  9. Street Bwoy
  10. perplex
  11. White Pickney
  12. Obeah win di war
  13. Pass fi white
  14. Votin Lis
  15. Bans o’ killing

Louise Bennett recordings are:

  1. Jamaica Singing Games (1953)
  2. Jamaican Folk Songs (Folkways Records, 1954)
  3. Children’s Jamaican Songs and Games (Folkways, 1957)
  4. Miss Lou’s Views (1967)
  5. Listen to Louise (1968)
  6. Carifesta Ring Ding (1976)
  7. The Honorable Miss Lou, (1981)
  8. Miss Lou Live-London (1983)
  9. Yes M’ Dear (Island Records) (1983)

Louise Bennett Awards and Honors:

  1. In 1960, made a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire
  2. In 1974, appointed to the Order of Jamaica
  3. In 1974, appointed Cultural Ambassador at Large for Jamaica.
  4. received the Institute of Jamaica’s Musgrave Silver and Gold Medals
  5. the Norman Manley Award for Excellence (in the field of Arts),
  6. an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from the University of the West Indies (1983),
  7. an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from York University, Toronto.[4]
  8.  in 2001, appointed as a Member of the Jamaican Order of Merit

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Jamaican Poetry: Ghetto Burial


By: Davene Rowe.
Copyright © 2010, Davene Rowe.

Buttons and T-Shirt memorabilia of a man who lived and died by the gun
Ironically with the words ‘GONE TOO SOON” engraved
A glass chariot transports the dead in style reminiscent of a fairy tale life
The blings and the mode of dress are no different from the standard expected
and worn at last week’s weddi weddi with a slight deviation in the colours

Once there is a bus, car or bike, then transporation is more than available
With just a little Vybz Kartel and Mavado to set the mood
There is hardly any need for money , at the ‘deadyard’ food is a must.
All that is needed is a few bottles of whites and you certainly can’t forget the little bag of greens

There are two services; one inside the church officiated by the pastor while the other is usually outside surrounding a Chillum Pipe.
The sistren in the shortest dress is strategically placed in the front seat with her neon colour hairstyle & outfit,
mourning her loss and at the same time defending why she is the wife and the mate two rows behind ‘just nah happen’.

But like every other funeral , a loved one is bemoaned and in some way, shape or form
life for the family will undoubtedly change even though life in the ghetto will always remain the same.