Jamaican Poets: I AM

I AM, I exist...until, I AM no more.- Poetess Denise Fyffe   Copyright © Denise N. Fyffe

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Jamaican Poetry: Muse (You are) by Denise N. Fyffe

You are the red bull to my system
The diesel to my engine
Thinking of you makes me want to give up religion
Looking into your intriguing brown eyes
Makes me want to jump that window//
And sit on your thighs;

Denise N. Fyffe

By: Denise N. Fyffe.
Copyright © 2015, Denise N. Fyffe

You are the red bull to my system
The diesel to my engine
Thinking of you makes me want to give up religion
Looking into your intriguing brown eyes
Makes me want to jump that window//
And sit on your thighs;

You are the larva in my volcano
The blues to my jazz
You make me want to embrace being Jamaican
And galang bad bad;
Tasting you, intoxicates me, leaving me drunk
Making me want to get a DUI, and give you some prison funk;

You are the milk to my cookie
Like sex on the beach
No matter the sand,
Let it flow wherever it gains entry;
Crippled with emotion, as you caress my thighs
Thinking when I go home, to my man I won’t apologize.

You are my muse, the king on my throne
You make me…

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Jamaican Poetry: I want to find the one

I want to find the one
That is worthy of me,
Will let me be the butterfly and hawk,
Coexisting in this one body;
I wanna let them be
Let them feel safe to be,
A lion, a beetle, to simply be free
But to take me along Not just for me
But because, they cannot be Without me;

Denise N. Fyffe

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

I want to find the one
That I will love
That I will cherish
That will love only me;
I wanna acknowledge their presence and make them and me
Be one,
I wanna give that one
The idea, the knowledge, the fact
That we are one,
That they, are my only one;

I want to find the one
That is worthy of me,
Will let me be the butterfly and hawk,
Coexisting in this one body;
I wanna let them be
Let them feel safe to be,
A lion, a beetle, to simply be free
But to take me along Not just for me
But because, they cannot be Without me;

I wanna find the one that I will love
Completely, freely and sincerely;
I want that one to find me
Before I accept defeat of never finding…

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Feature on Poetess Denise N. Fyffe, Jamaican author and poet

Denise N. Fyffe, writer, poet, trainer, e-learning specialist and counselor. Denise has a myriad of talents and abilities; however, her one constant passion is writing. As a Jamaican poet, her focus has always been on giving a voice to the human condition and being a constant and ever present witness; a ‘penman’ to all the … Continue reading Feature on Poetess Denise N. Fyffe, Jamaican author and poet

Feature on Erika Heslop Martin, Jamaican author and poet

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 … Continue reading Feature on Erika Heslop Martin, Jamaican author and poet

Jamaican Writers: Feature on Louise Bennett, Ms. Lou

Louise 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 … Continue reading Jamaican Writers: Feature on Louise Bennett, Ms. Lou

Jamaican Writers: A Chat with Louise Bennett (1992)

INTERVIEW: A Chat with Louise Bennett (1992) Caribbean Writer Volume 12 - Lilieth Lejo Bailey Louise Bennett, a Jamaican folk poet and performer, has been instrumental in giving "voice" to the intellectual and cultural identities of the Jamaican peasantry. In using her art to record the life of ordinary Jamaicans, Louse Bennett has been recognized … Continue reading Jamaican Writers: A Chat with Louise Bennett (1992)

Calabash Schedule Day 1 courtesy of www.calabashfestival.org

The Calabash Experience – Calabash Schedule, 3 nights of World Class Poetry

By: Denise N. Fyffe. Copyright © 2014, Denise N. Fyffe Calabash 2014, as said  by many at the festival, is a world class event featuring some of the best poets, writers and authors in the world. This bi-annual event featured many great writers such as Jamaica Kincaid, Zadie Smith, Sir Salman Rushdie, Mukoma wa Ngugi, … Continue reading The Calabash Experience – Calabash Schedule, 3 nights of World Class Poetry

Post Calabash post by Stephanie Saulter

The Calabash International Literary Festival 2014 has been over for going on four days now, and I am not yet quite recovered. From the welcome dinner for authors and press last Thursday night; to the Friday morning boat trip to Pelican Bar; to the opening of the Festival proper that evening with an emotional reading of Maya Angelou’s seminal Still I Rise; to Saturday’s packed programme that featured Zadie Smith, Colum McCann, Salman Rushdie, Karen Lord, and … umm … me; to Sunday’s mellow musical wind-down, followed by another sumptuous farewell meal – it was, in a word, amazing. Calabash accomplishes something that few other literary festivals or genre conventions achieve, or even attempt: a true meeting of creative minds, a bridging of the gap between ‘mainstream’ and ‘genre’, a celebration of the full breadth and depth of literary ambition and experience.

Stephanie Saulter

The Calabash International Literary Festival 2014 has been over for going on four days now, and I am not yet quite recovered. From the welcome dinner for authors and press last Thursday night; to the Friday morning boat trip to Pelican Bar; to the opening of the Festival proper that evening with an emotional reading of Maya Angelou’s seminal Still I Rise; to Saturday’s packed programme that featured Zadie Smith, Colum McCann, Salman Rushdie, Karen Lord, and … umm … me; to Sunday’s mellow musical wind-down, followed by another sumptuous farewell meal – it was, in a word, amazing. Calabash accomplishes something that few other literary festivals or genre conventions achieve, or even attempt: a true meeting of creative minds, a bridging of the gap between ‘mainstream’ and ‘genre’, a celebration of the full breadth and depth of literary ambition and experience.

These were just a few of my…

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