is a skillfully crafted reader-friendly, anthology of 52 “heartical” poems: each poem opens a window into the heart and soul of the poet and takes the reader along a meandering path of true-to-life emotional experiences; love and loss; joy and pain; happiness and grief; but with every dewdrop, hope and inspiration rise and lift the spirit higher. Grippingly imaginative, this is poetry through which one is able to draw personal meanings beyond the creative outflow of each poem. From the poems conveniently presented in five chapters (18 Patwa and 34 English), readers are at liberty to feast randomly, subject to one’s mood or peruse chapter by chapter, starting with any chapter.
A glossary of the intriguing and colourful Jamaican Patwa, is a value-added inclusion; it should prove helpful to visitors to JamRock. Dewdrops: Heartical Poetry, like the morning dew, is a fresh approach to the metaphorical use of “dewdrops”; let it refresh your mind, stir your spirit and move your soul.
The Author The Author, KAREN “The Bryck Rose” MORRISON, formerly K Vibes on the Reggae scene, is a gifted international Reggae recording artiste. Born in Brooklyn, New York and raised by a Jamaican mother, her roots are deeply embedded in the Caribbean-American experience. She has performed extensively on the Reggae circuit, including opening for artistes such as Maxi Priest, Luciano, Sanchez and The Mighty Diamonds.
Among her notable hits are ‘Frenemies’, ‘Bye Bye Rebel’ (Studio One – Sir Coxsone Dodd); ‘Reggae Music I Am’ (King Jammys); ‘Raggamuffin Soldier’ (Digital English); ‘Time’ (Clive Chin); ‘As He Made You’ (Strictly Yard Music) and ‘Pull up’ (I Love Sound).
Now as a writer/poet, Bryck Rose connects with her fans and lovers of poetry with her anthology, DEWDROPS: HEARTICAL POETRY (English & Jamaican Patwa).