Review by Jenna Rideout author of Westveil Publishing
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"Rainbow of Emotions is a collection of poems by Djehane Hassouna that takes the reader on a journey through her life and experiences on both sides of the Atlantic ocean. The poems are interesting, enlightening, and thought-provoking, and I very much enjoyed my read through this collection. I especially loved “My Name,” which was not only just plain interesting but also gave me a point of reference for pronouncing Djehane’s name when it mentions “Joan of Arc was called Sainte Jéhanne.” As a French speaker, that cleared it up! My only reason for rating 4 stars rather than 5 is because this collection is heavily free-verse, and as such won’t read like poetry to a pedestrian reader who doesn’t know what free-verse poetry is all about. If someone unfamiliar with the types of poetry went into this collection blindly they might think it’s full of microstories with creative formatting choices rather than poems, and if that’s the case they might then not forgive the poetic defiance of certain grammar rules. I know that doesn’t make these poems lesser in any way and I’m not trying to imply that it does, but it does mean this isn’t necessarily the best book of poetry for readers who don’t normally read poetry.I do hope those who enjoy this sort of poetry will find this book because it’s a gem!"
Amazon customer review by JBC
Bought several more copies to give as gifts
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"Really enjoyed this book of poetry — easy to read — especially appreciated the section on nature --- on further reading, found even deeper meaning -- this from a person who has not liked poetry that much. I have now found myself buying seven more copies of this book of poetry to give as gifts to friends and family."
Allpoetry.com user Papa Terminus' comments on the poem Seasons:
“hmmm very resonating tone of nature in this penning especially the opening stanza, and yes people's moods do reflect the seasons...especially those feeling of winter...they are kind of cold and depressing...but when spring comes a new birth, people act like a new beginning has started...very smooth penning”