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Publisher:  Jamie Collins


Copyright:  Oct 31, 2010

South of Heaven is my first full collection of poetry...It contains 69 poems...

South of Heaven (Hard Cover)
South of Heaven (Paperback)
Jamie Collins Poetry

South of Heaven is the first full length book of poetry by Jamie Collins. It was released on October 31, 2010. It contains 69 poems on 84 pages. South of Heaven is available in paperback, hard cover and e-book on Amazon Kindle.


Ode To No One

Mine eyes opened upon your face
Visions of wonder filled my head
Sending me to your holy place.

Raising my heart from the dead
And reinventing the secrets of love
From the skin it has shed.

And everything exists above
The teaching of a higher learning
And the secrets of a new love.

My heart for your heart is yearning
And I feel it when we are near
Love in my heart is burning

And from the secrets of love, I hear
Love is burning everywhere.

Wild winds my love has blown
Into the bowels of darkest night
On wild winds my love has flown

From the dimmest starlight
Into something far below
New feelings take flight

Feelings I thought I’d never know
From the chasms of despair
Only happiness can show

My love needs no repair
Even though I can see
Sometimes life isn’t fair

You live your life for loving me
And I live my life for loving thee.

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South of Heaven, Poetry by Jamie Collins - Reviewed by Sheila Deeth for Poetic Monthly
South of Heaven, Poetry by Jamie Collins

Reviewed by Sheila Deeth for Poetic Monthly

Jamie Collin's poetry book starts just how it should, with a poem called Today that intrigues and promises and encourages the reader to turn the page. Like most modern poetry books, South of Heaven treads a path through lost love and betrayed security, but lighter touches leap unexpectedly with "...the moisture of morning dew / Soft kisses that tickle your imagination / And still my pen writes more..." Simple profundity and powerful brevity characterize many of the poems, raising this collection above many others. Serious poetic form is beautifully treated too in the singular As I Stood Upon the Mountaintop, with the same natural carving of words as in five-line declamations.

South of Heaven is not a perfect poetry collection; but then, what is? The poems span many styles, some flowing effortlessly, some so tightly edited they leave the reader gasping for air. A few occasional stragglers struggle through drum-beats of predictable rhythm and rhyme, but they can be forgiven. There's a pleasing sense of thoughts flowing onward from author's pen to page to reader's eye. My Last Love Poem is not the last, of course, but nor is a World of Lies all that remains. The deceptive simplicity of Shipwreck's five-line heart-break jumps delightfully to Mr. Squirrel's Circus, with spring and hope renewed.

Jamie Collins has written a poetry book that weeps but doesn't wallow, that pours emotions without self-indulgence, and that leaves thoughts lingering in the reader's mind-a collection well-worth reading, nicely organized, tightly edited and well produced.

Title: South of Heaven

Author: Jamie Collins

Rating: 4

South of Heaven - Reviewed by BK Walker Books
South of Heaven

Reviewed by BK Walker Books

South Of Heaven by Jamie Collins was an absolutely wonderful collection of poetry.

Beautifully written collection of poems with a bit of inspiration, emotion, and meaningful insight.

I'm sure the poems in South Of Heaven all stem from personal truths, but Collins has held nothing back in portraying the beauty of well written poetry.

My Love Is Dying

My love is dying
and I don't know what to do.
I tried to survive it
but I think I'm dying too.
I don't know where I'm going,
only god knows where I've been.
I feel a river flowing,
through my veins again.
It runs as cold as ice
and as blue as the sky.
I feel it deep within
my love is dying tonight.

I give South Of Heaven **** (5) Stars, BK Walker Books
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