Review at Bookish Fame
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"I always love reading poetry which could connect me to day to day topics. Djehane’s Rainbow of Emotions is such a book. It is a lovely anthology filled with the author’s feelings, emotions and reactions. The poem Identity teaches us to consider other human beings as our friends. We all aim for progress, happiness and especially understanding.Not Anymore opens our eyes to aging. As we grow older, we don’t have the same energy that we used to have in our younger years.All the poems are written beautifully in the language that a common man could relate to. Djehane’s experiences are penned well and I am happy to read them. One could enjoy a few poems at a time. I am sure you will have a great time reading these poems. Writing of the author is smooth and I loved that."
Review at Bookish World
Kia's review .....
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"Right from the beautiful cover and title, this book intrigued me, and I was excited to read this book. As I started reading this anthology, I found myself totally immersed in it. You will be amazed by the poems and the way the author has expressed her deep emotions is commendable. I liked the freshness and honesty in her writing style even though many poems had been written years ago. Djehane is a great poet, her words are heart touching and helpful. I enjoyed all the poems but few of my favorite ones are: Restless Sleep, Stress, The Doors of Knowledge, Autumn Foliage, etc.If you are a poetry lover, you can surely give this book a read. You can read it in one go or feel it page by page gradually. Djehane should write more poetry books. I would be definitely interested in reading them."
Review at Book Reviews
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"As the title suggests this book is a collection of beautiful poems on various emotions. The book is divided into 7 chapters like the rainbow.1. Reflections2.Feeling Hopeful3. Melodies of nature4. A creative mind5. Feeling Blue6. Crossroads of Time7. Freedom, Fear, WarAnd each part is filled with so many poems. The cover of the book is very beautiful,so many emojis of various emotions. Through these poems the author has expressed her life experiences and emotions amazingly. Each and every poem is interesting and thought provoking that has the power to touch one's heart and soul.Language used is simple and lucid. Writing style is of free verses style. Hats off to the author for writing poems on so many situations. He has written the poems about hope, war, fear, freedom, nature etc.Overall, a good collection of poems.I recommend this book to all."
Review at Blogger's World
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"Poetry is something that is very close to my heart. Recently I read the poetry book RAINBOW OF EMOTIONS written by the author Djehane Hassouna. This book is a collection of different poems that are inspired from the situations the author has encountered in her life.The poem Light tells the readers that we need light not just around us but also inside us. So, the author is inspiring us to light within.‘A Source of Inspiration’ is my favorite poem since books are my mentors and they have helped me to become who I am today. Books have played an important part in my growth. Author’s words are simple. Cover photo of the book is nice. Even if you aren’t used to reading poetry, you could connect with these poems. Three Hundred Wishes is a wonderful poem that has touched my heart and has inspired me to do good.I am thankful to the author for sharing her work with us. I would be honored to read more of her works in the near future."
Review at Goodreads
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"Djehane Hassouna’s ‘Rainbow of Emotions’ is a must-read book by poetry lovers. This book is a collection of poems and the author has written a short poem for every situation I encountered. These poems are about nature, freedom, fear, war, wisdom, hope, etc. In the poem ‘My Name’ the author has mentioned that she loves her name and there is a lot of history associated with it.‘The House of God’ is a fantastic poem that shows the author’s belief in God. She believes that God lives in her heart. This poem reminded me to express my gratitude and stay calm in difficult situations.Heat Wave is the poem with which we all can relate right now because of the unpleasantly warm weather.These poems are so relatable that you would be glad to read them. Poems are written in such a way that the common man would also be able to understand these poems. I enjoyed reading a couple of poems in a single sitting. I am impressed with the way the author is successful in expressing her thoughts clearly in the form of poems. Go for it and thank me later."
Review at PassionDuniya
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"'Rainbow of Emotions: A Selection of Poems' is a great poetry book written by Djehane Hassouna. Each word seems as if it is written directly from the author’s soul. The poem LIGHT is my favorite from the book. Some other poems that are my favorite from the collection are: Tears and Smiles, Stress, Seasons, Cell Phones, etc. One could relate to these poems well as they are about basic life events. Language used in the book is simple. Even if you are not an avid poetry reader, you would be able to understand these poems easily. I enjoyed reading these poems with a hot cup of coffee while sitting on my front porch. Since this poetry book is a culmination of Djehane’s life experiences, I learnt so many lessons from this book. Writing style of the author is impressive. The choice of title for the book is something I really appreciate. Fans of poetry couldn’t afford to miss reading this book at all."
Review by Neil Czeszejko
Indie Reader Review
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"From reflections on the elemental parts of life to whispered fears about its passage, RAINBOW OF EMOTIONS is a poetry collection that find refuge in the absoluteness of emotion. Author Djehane Hassouna writes with an air of deep introspection, weaving a confession from the remnants of memory and feeling. Rather than seize an impulse, she blots the finer points of thought, reforming the products of acute awareness. As Hassouna states in the introduction, writing about her surroundings and capturing the stillness of any given moment are at the root of each poem. Therefore, the collection is less about artistry than the voicing of innocence; one which borders on credulity. Ruminations about friendship, rain, songbirds, knowledge, bills, time, and much more coalesce into a diary, a condensed commemoration that operates as a love letter to the author’s daughter. This bond is established early on in ‘Telepathy’, and continues to stir the framework of Hassouna’s repeated trepidation about the future. In many ways, this love acts as the pulse of the entire collection. But the resulting lack of emotional range proves somewhat strenuous in the long run, as there is little poetic expression to let the reader’s eye feast on. There’s an absence of poetic devices and the kind of complex, alluring imagery that one would expect from such a collection. Instead, the author’s observations are broken down into lines to create the illusion of verse, but with no real intent. However, what does appear on the page is wrapped in elevated, rich language, and could spark an entire book dedicated to self-help. That’s because Hassouna’s spirit is serene, and draws from teachings on mindfulness. There’s a sense of wonder throughout, locked in meditations on the individual’s place in the universe and interactions with both nature and society. As such, RAINBOW OF EMOTIONS stimulates a soothing climate. As the collection progresses, the author peels back her layers a bit more, allowing the reader to interact with her doubts and fears. This is still done with a great deal of detachment, but by voicing concerns shared by all, Hassouna introduces a note of relatability to her work. These poems circle health, retirement, and the turbulent relationship with one’s own mortality. In terms of flow, the poems are clumped together thematically, which causes them to blend into each other, disengaging the reader. While this structure is highly systematic, perhaps a little disorder would have served the collection better. Creating a seesaw of a journey by shifting from the beauty of a songbird to the flight of time, for example, would have alluded to the erratic trajectory of life, injecting a bit more vitality to the body of work. All in all, reading RAINBOW OF EMOTIONS is a lot like listening to an older family member contemplate the world and one’s place in it. In her poetry collection RAINBOW OF EMOTIONS, Djehane Hassouna offers a series of poignant reflections with a distinctly didactic feel. Hopeful and innocent, her words encapsulate the essence of wishful thinking, tunneled from a place of profound, motherly love."
Amazon customer review by C. Melita Webb
A solid book of poetic prose.
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"Rainbow of Emotions, is an insightful book of prose that felt like mini essays more than a book of poetry. The subject matter is interesting and engaging. Only a few pieces set in my heart as poems. Many other’s made me smile and contemplate life. I appreciate the author’s style and his endeavor to encourage and inspire. This is a solid book of beautiful prose."
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Aimee Ann's review
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"Rainbow of Emotions is a poetry book I was excited to discover and a book I was eager to get lost in! As a poetry lover, I always love to find new poetry books however sadly many can not be that great. However, as soon as I started to read Rainbow of Emotions, I knew this was an exception as this book was brilliant, unique, and memorable from the beginning to the very end. That is why I am so happy to have read Rainbow of Emotions and why I am so excited to be sharing it with you today! As it is a poetry book that should not be missed. That is why I already recommend this book to you lovely readers, however, if you need more convincing then continue to read to learn more! Rainbow of Emotions is a collection of poems that are some of the most moving poems I have ever read! Rainbow of Emotions is a unique book and its poems will make you feel a host of different emotions. Rainbow of Emotions is a compelling collection of poems written by Djehane Hassouna that really stand out and make an impact and so I highly recommend this book to all those that love poetry or even those that don’t usually! As Rainbow of Emotions is a unique blend of poems that I think anyone can fall in love with. The poems laced throughout Rainbow of Emotions are so brilliant and deeply personal too that I have not been able to stop thinking about them. They explore Djehane’s life and she shares her life through her poetry and writes poetry about the world, events, emotions and so much more and it was captivating. As soon as I would finish one poem I would end up re-reading it because I wanted to immerse myself in it again and understand the true meaning or just re-read it for the fun of it! I love immersing myself in a poem and reading it from different perspectives and the wonderful author Djehane Hassouna challenges her readers to do just this! And it makes for a fun and unpredictable read. Djehane Hassouna is a newly discovered poet of mine, but I wish I had discovered her work sooner because never before have I been so transfixed by poems. I have read a lot of poems in my time, especially since a young age but never have I ever been so provoked in different ways by the ones in Rainbow of Emotions, as I felt they really did capture a wide range of emotions which is hard for a poet to accomplish. However, Djehane Hassouna accomplishes this with her mesmerizing prose and unique poems. Overall Rainbow of Emotions is a sensational, unique, and beautiful poetry book that should not be missed, I, of course, have to award this stellar book five stars! So please, have a read of Rainbow of Emotions and get lost in the captivating and brilliant words of Djehane Hassouna and be compelled to read from the very beginning to the very end… you will not regret it!"
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"I received this book of poems from a Goodreads giveaway. I love poetry and read it frequently (among other genres). While I don’t think I would have chosen this book in a bookstore, I feel very glad that I read it. This book is an extremely diverse collection of poems about a variety of topics. I wasn’t a huge fan of the first few poems. I felt like they were more like short essays and seemed a bit simplistic. However, as they went on, they got more complex and powerful. I really enjoyed the “Melodies of Nature” section. By the end, they were pretty heart-breaking. I’m saying this because I feel like it is a really good book overall. While I feel like many people may not choose it naturally, it’s one of those books that you will be thankful you read. The author is endearing and the poems are heartfelt. I highly recommend you give it a shot."
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."