First and foremost, I am of the opinion that Jussaume literary talent stems from the blessings of "anointment" at some point in time for her to be able to produce a great volume of this magnitude, Joseph's Star of Eternal Promise. Surely, this volume is elevating to her statute as she rises to the top of her craft by her eclectic comprehension and articulation of poetry. This is one volume of poetry, which her family members, friends, fellow poets, neighbors, well wishers, and even her critics should be very proud of, and ought to lift their hats off to her as a sign of respect for her marvelous accomplishment.
Next, this is an awesome “Crimson Awakening" as she articulates on page 120 in the poem “Joseph's Star. " This volume is like the rising sun shown on page 120, including the prayers for peace, respect, and walking in the light. Jussaume certainly is walking in the light with this volume of poetry. The acrostic poetic form on page two addressing “Joseph Star of Eternal Promise" is truly revealing and is refreshing regarding the significance of the light in the East and the tracks of the wise men embarking on their mission of love. Additionally, a similar poem on Page 152 which enhances the story of “Joseph's Star of Eternal Promises" in the Quatrain poetic form is equally enlightening.
Thirdly, Jussaume success, skill, and substance confirm her tenacity as an awesome poetess of the 21st Century. This wonderful volume of creativity consists of approximately 78 different poetic forms and styles. Along these lines, she has actually written a text book consisting of poetic forms and is a teaching tool, which should require integration into various educational institutions at some point in time for others to learn from in their curriculum.
Next, she never forgets her family. In each of her books her family stands with her. She reflects credit on page 8 in “Memories of Mom and Dad, " page 15 in “To All Fathers, " and page 74 in “For Mom on Mother's Day. " Additionally, she didn't forget her friends. Beside her stands her publisher, Pat Simpson in the United Kingdom (page 95/96/99), and “The Blonde Who Found Jesus, " Daveda Gruber with the wonderful smile from Canada (page 107).
Finally, the pictures and motifs gracing the pages of this wonderful poetic volume certainly enhance the reading as enlightening and stimulating. The art work on each page really stimulates the sense of sight and gives life to the interpretations of symbology which heightens the thought pattern of the reader. One must read this book to get the whole picture of this awesome poetess.
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Joseph S. Spence, Sr. , is the co-author of two poetry books, A Trilogy of Poetry, Prose and Thoughts for the Mind, Body and Soul, and Trilogy Moments for the Mind, Body and Soul. He invented the Epulaeryu poetry form, which focuses on succulent cuisines and drinks. He is published in various forums, including the World Haiku Association; Milwaukee Area Technical College, Phoenix Magazine; and Taj Mahal Review. Joseph is a Goodwill Ambassador for the state of Arkansas, USA, and is an adjunct faculty at Milwaukee Area Technical College. He has completed over twenty years of service with the U. S. Army.