Jamaican Poetry : Pained to tears

I hide my pain even from myself, until a tear escapes and so follows the rest.- Poetess Denise Fyffe

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What Jamaican Writers need to know about their rights and Jamcopy

By: Denise N. Fyffe. Copyright © 2013, Denise N. Fyffe If you are a Jamaican writer and you do not know about Jamcopy, then you are at a serious disadvantage. Jamcopy is the organization which looks out for the interest of every registered Jamaican writer. They have been climbing to new heights and achieving their … Continue reading What Jamaican Writers need to know about their rights and Jamcopy

Seaview Gardens: Summer 2016, Constructing Labour Day Project

As the heat intensifies, the changes on my mom’s house progresses.

I thought it too much, to expect us to bear this persistent summer’s heat under the present conditions. According to official weather records, earth has seen 12 straight months of record temperatures in 137 years, of record keeping. The planet is only getting hotter.

So, I am making major, but cost efficient changes to the house; until I can build us an AC-ed mansion on the hill.

Since Friday, I added on a patio or veranda section to the house, so that we can leave the original front door and windows open in the nights.

The construction is not yet complete, however, today there was a vast difference with the air circulation.

I will share the pictures below.

Denise N. Fyffe

As the heat intensifies, the changes on my mom’s house progresses.

I thought it too much, to expect us to bear this persistent summer’s heat under the present conditions. According to official weather records, earth has seen 12 straight months of record temperatures in 137 years, of record keeping. The planet is only getting hotter.

So, I am making major, but cost efficient changes to the house; until I can build us an AC-ed mansion on the hill.

Since Friday, I added on a patio or veranda section to the house, so that we can leave the original front door and windows open in the nights.

The construction is not yet complete, however, today there was a vast difference with the air circulation.

I will share the pictures below.

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Seaview Gardens: Summer 2016, Roshan and Biscayne Bay on Double Duty by Denise Fyffe

I lie in bed, feeling like a beached dolphin. The heat is caressing my skin in the most intimate ways; it's intolerable. My handyman, jack of all trades and community troublemekker, Manny, came by this weekend, because I had to pull em out, fix em up and plug em in. What you ask? My fans! … Continue reading Seaview Gardens: Summer 2016, Roshan and Biscayne Bay on Double Duty by Denise Fyffe

Seaview Gardens: April Showers or Trickles? by Denise N. Fyffe

Summer in Jamaica, unofficially, starts mid April. Over the last three years, the heat sits upon the land, like a fat rhino in labour, refusing to budge.   April showers has been downgraded to April trickles. Kingston and St. Andrew sees very little rain compared to previous years. Seaview Gardens sees even less. Last year, … Continue reading Seaview Gardens: April Showers or Trickles? by Denise N. Fyffe

Books by Denise N. Fyffe

Books by Jamaican Author and Poetess Denise N. Fyffe

Jamaican Author and Poetess Denise N. Fyffe Denise N. Fyffe, B.Sc., b.1981 in Kingston, Jamaica, since 2002 has worked in several Information Technology positions and as a Teacher. Presently she is the IT Programme Coordinator for a Jamaican University. During her career, she has worked for such organisations as Infoserv Institute of Technology, Heart Trust … Continue reading Books by Jamaican Author and Poetess Denise N. Fyffe

The Idea for the book, Seaview Gardens by Denise N. Fyffe

I have been toying around with the idea of writing about Seaview Gardens for a while now; several years. However, the idea was more forcefully driven home when God started to give me book ideas in June 2015. Apart from documenting the ghetto way of life, mentality and my frustrations as I try to assimilate or not, to the culture; I recognize little is written about the history of this place. It intrigues me to represent this stereotyped community in print; after all I have been banished here, five years now.

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Poetess Denise Fyffe performing at Speak Lunch in New Kingston Poetess Denise Fyffe performing at Speak Lunch in New Kingston

I have been toying around with the idea of writing about Seaview Gardens for a while now; several years. However, the idea was more forcefully driven home when God started to give me book ideas in June 2015. Apart from documenting the ghetto way of life, mentality and my frustrations as I try to assimilate or not, to the culture; I recognize little is written about the history of this place. It intrigues me to represent this stereotyped community in print; after all I have been banished here, five years now.

My experiences are varied. The people are diverse in their personalities but their suffering is shared. I have endured more than my fair share of frustrations in dealing with unrepentant and ‘constantly disturbing me’ neighbours. I have taken note of the people, their struggles and their shortcomings. Child and spousal…

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Feature on Love under the Caribbean Stars by Denise N. Fyffe

The poems from this book was written over a seven year period. I gained my confidence as a poet by writing love poetry. As a writer you are highly motivated to put pen to paper, by your emotions; that is the fuel to your engine.

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Love under the Caribbean Stars 2E book cover 2Love 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.

The poems from this book was written over a seven year period. I  gained my confidence as a poet by writing love poetry. As a writer you are highly motivated to put pen to paper, by your emotions; that is the fuel to your engine.

Enjoy the excerpt of one of these poems below:

The Essence of you

Here, standing in the essence of you
The aura you left in this room;
I lather in your proliferated musk
Which lingers from Dawn till Dusk.

To wallow like a inglorious pig
Where your shadow shifted and lived;
To bathe in your aura tomorrow
To catch even a glimpse of your shadow.

Oh, to dream of rainbow scents
That makes…

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Feature on Thieves in the Workplace by Denise N. Fyffe

Occupational theft is a billion dollar industry in and of itself. Every year global organizations face the challenge of minimizing the loss of inventory, goods and financial standing. Numerous measures have been implemented but with the onset of the global financial recession, people have become even more desperate and innovative in their methods to siphon … Continue reading Feature on Thieves in the Workplace by Denise N. Fyffe

Feature on Is the Registry Happy by Denise N. Fyffe

The overall perspective of the department, from the vantage point of the students and customers is that there are seemingly too many problems and difficulties. Hence, it is of added value to dispel that notion while increasing the capabilities and outlook of the staff.

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Is the Registry Happy bookcover by Denise Fyffe Is the Registry Happy bookcover by Denise Fyffe

The idea for this analysis in, Is the Registry Happy? by Denise N. Fyffe, was born out of the direct contact with the Registry staff of a learning organisation. Questions and concerns arose as to the career development exposure of the staff members and the benefits that could be derived from this type of exposure. The overall perspective of the department, from the vantage point of the students and customers is that there are seemingly too many problems and difficulties. Hence, it is of added value to dispel that notion while increasing the capabilities and outlook of the staff.

Several registry employees are short-term contractual workers. These are school leavers with no prior job experience. They are normally placed at the front desk and many reports have surfaced about the poor customer service experienced. It has been stated by external clients…

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Poetry Books by Jamaican Author and Poetess Denise N. Fyffe

Poetess Denise N. Fyffe My given name is Denise Fyffe. As a child, I was a spawn of the creative influence that means drama, skits, singing in the school choir, making and painting little flowers and designing cards for my friends and loved ones. It seems unreal for me to vaguely remember writing novellas in … Continue reading Poetry Books by Jamaican Author and Poetess Denise N. Fyffe

Seaview Gardens Jamaica: Breaking StopLights, Breaking Bodies by Denise N. Fyffe

The Spanish Town Road area is considered a built up area and as such the speed limit is 50km. Mind you this is tad bit slow for certain sections, but it is definitely warranted at this major thoroughfare. I have seen many vehicles passing me so fast, I am left in fumes and a mirage of their tail end.

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Seaview Gardens

The stoplight on Spanish Town Road and Seaview Gardens intersection is a scary place for any motorists or pedestrian. You never know if the drivers who drive by will be breaking lights or breaking bodies.

My Experience

One of the scariest times of year is the Christmas season. During this time, I approach the intersection, with the fear of God in my heart and a prayer on my lips. December 2014, was especially memorable, because every time I was at that stoplight, at least six cars on both sides of the road ran the light, including Trucks.

Earlier this year, the stoplight changed to allow us to come across the intersection, but I heard the horn of a large truck speeding from the six miles side, having no intention to stop, even though the lights changed at least 4 seconds before. My car was half way…

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Seaview Gardens Jamaica: Draw Bad Card, Disturbing the Peace by Denise N. Fyffe

I want to disturb my neighbour,
‘Cause I’m feelin’ so right;
I want to turn up my disco,
Blow them to full watts tonight, eh! – Bob Marley

Read in between those lines.

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Seaview Gardens

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Bob Marley‘s “Draw bad card’, yes, that’s what pumping on this lane in Seaview Garden’s at 6:00 o’clock in the evening. The next door neighbor seem to be mouthing whomever triggered a week of quiet. It was blessed peace that reigned when the ‘siphoners‘ of electricity got abruptly disconnected.

The uneventful and quiet weekend was duly shattered when the words of our pioneer Reggae singer, Bob Marley, were chanted with bravado.

Bob Marley‘s “Draw bad card’ lyrics

You a-go tired fe see me face;
Can’t get me out of the race.
Oh, man, you said I’m in your place
And then you draw bad cyard –

I want to disturb my neighbour,
‘Cause I’m feelin’ so right;
I want to turn up my disco,
Blow them to full watts tonight, eh! –

Read in between those lines. Even though there is a…

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Poetry Book Feature on 101 Jamaican Love Poems by Denise N. Fyffe

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101 Jamaican Love Poems book cover 

101 Jamaican Love Poem is the comprehensive anthology of love poems by Jamaican author and poet Denise N. Fyffe. Her whimsical, erotic even anecdotal writing is oft to engage the minds of her readers. She uses her words to masterfully illuminate the canvas of her readers’ minds, intricately, with flamboyant images expressed in almost scandalous detail. The book comprises of 101 poetic verses that express the emotional foreplay between lovers and acquaintances, while exploring the themes of love, attraction, fantasy, relationships and break ups.

This book is a compilation 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 ones.-Poetess Denise Fyffe”

Enjoy the excerpt of one of these poems below:

Suddenly

Suddenly,
You appear and out of no where
You fill my vision
Like the waterfalls of Niagara
You nourish my waning
Desires and replenish my stores
Of hopeful…
You grace my eyes
With newness
You fulfil my every sense
The waxing glow of your
Deep caramel skin
The intoxicating, effervescent
Perfume of pheromones
The subtle promise of
Ecstasy, conveyed in your
Smile
The riveting compulsion
As I watched crystal
Trains run off your body.
You fulfil my every sense
As you appear
Like a refreshing glass of water
You nourish my waning desires and
Replenish my stores…
To hope
As suddenly, as you appear

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

Smashwords.com Barnes 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 look at Career Development for the Disabled
  4. Examining Career Development in Jamaica and Australia
  5. The Philosophy of Education and Work

For more of Poetess Denise N. Fyffe blogs and articles visit:

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101 Jamaican Love Poems book cover 9 101 Jamaican Love Poems book cover

101 Jamaican Love Poem is the comprehensive anthology of love poems by Jamaican author and poet Denise N. Fyffe. Her whimsical, erotic even anecdotal writing is oft to engage the minds of her readers. She uses her words to masterfully illuminate the canvas of her readers’ minds, intricately, with flamboyant images expressed in almost scandalous detail. The book comprises of 101 poetic verses that express the emotional foreplay between lovers and acquaintances, while exploring the themes of love, attraction, fantasy, relationships and break ups.

This book is a compilation 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…

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Seaview Gardens Jamaica: Teenage Moonlight Lovers 2 by Denise N. Fyffe

Recently the police have been conducting raids on parties and they have arrested children, who should otherwise be in their beds, and their parents face prosecution as well. After I wrote my article, I discovered this article: 20 children arrested at party in Seaview Gardens

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The Mating Call

lovers-271191_1280At night, the Seaview Gardens teenage moonlight lovers come out in all their glory. Shorts and skirts are worn, leaving nothing to the imagination and allowing free access to parts which should otherwise remain under chaste custody. But no, they are drawn like the tide by the high summer moon, then they pair up and sneak off; mingling the way lovers do.

In the early years, I was quite perplexed for a season and wondered if I had drifted into the Amazon jungle. It seems every time some youth passed by the lane, all kinds of birds chattered after him. I soon realized that like the maroons of Jamaica who traveled through the hilly terrain of the interior, these ingenious hormone-filled teenagers had ciphered a way to send messages to each other.

Usually grills and doors would open and young teens would be seen wandering off into…

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Seaview Gardens Jamaica: Teenage Moonlight Lovers by Denise N. Fyffe

It is the natural order of life for males to be attracted to females. It is a natural game for one to seek the other and hopscotch their way into a relationship. What is not natural is seeing young boys and girls openly engaging in big man and big woman activities.

Denise N. Fyffe

teenage moonlight loversIt is the natural order of life for males to be attracted to females. It is a natural game for one to seek the other and hopscotch their way into a relationship. What is not natural is seeing young boys and girls openly engaging in big man and big woman activities. Children are only at this stage once and should enjoy their childhood, learn and mature in a timely manner. Not in Seaview Gardens and many other communities in Jamaica. There seems to be a race for the joys and pleasures of adulthood, which can be dangerous for these teenage moonlight lovers, our children.

We all know about hanky panky, but this is now an epidemic among our youths. In recent years, Jamaica has seen a sharp rise in child sexual abuse and child kidnapping cases. But really, we knew this was coming, because as a nation we have tolerated…

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Featured Book: Duck Dynasty, Faith, Family and American Values

Duck Dynasty, Faith, Family & American Values by . $2.99 from Smashwords.com Duck Dynasty is a reality TV show following the Robertson family as they go about their daily business. What seems to attract people to the show is the fact that as a family, the Robertson's are a reflection of what the American family … Continue reading Featured Book: Duck Dynasty, Faith, Family and American Values

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Featured Book: The Heart of Applebutter Hill by Donna W. Hill

The Heart of Applebutter Hill 14-year-old Adiaphoran refugees Baggy and Abigail are a bit cynical, as they are alone in a new country. Rounded up with other refugee kids, they live in Transition House at the Plumkettle Learning Center until they are placed with guardians. Photographer Baggy moves into a berm house containing a WWII periscope … Continue reading Featured Book: The Heart of Applebutter Hill by Donna W. Hill

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Secrets from a Manhattan Broker: Things Your Rental Broker Doesn't Want You to Know Have you ever wondered why finding an apartment in Manhattan can be such a frustrating, daunting experience? Have you ever thought that maybe those advertisements that you see on Craigslist could be for fake apartments? Do you wonder about what goes … Continue reading Featured Book: Secrets from a Manhattan Broker by Alex Zane Coleman