Reviewed by Rabia Tanveer for Readers' Favorite
What JAH Feels: The Words of the Scribe by Moses Shehan Denalee is a collection of spiritual poetry on love, on finding that true love, holding on and experiencing every beautiful thing that comes along with it. Each of the poems in this collection shares a new facet of love, shows love in a different light that makes you pause and admire it. The author embraces his spirituality and shares his thoughts with readers. He starts with how he fell in love with God, how he found Him, and how that love for God opened his heart and mind to all those other kinds of love. He found a beautiful girl whom he married, he has a child whom he loves very much and his heart is now open for more love in its all glory and essence.
What JAH Feels: The Words of the Scribe is an intense collection of poems because they make you reflect, pause and think about so many things. Each poem is beautifully crafted, you can feel the emotions of the author and you can tell that it meant a great deal to him to write these down. Moses Shehan Denalee writes these poems in a way that tells a story (a lyrical one) and makes you invested enough to read more. From teaching readers about what a scribe does to sharing his knowledge and how he has become a happy man, Denalee lays his soul bare for everyone. He shares his journey of finding God, what he achieved by finding him and how he realized that his love of God has opened his heart for many different kinds of love. He shares the burdens, his triumphs, his struggles and his hopes for a better future. I truly enjoyed this collection and will be revisiting the poems.