When I Walk Upon the Earth

Poetry - General
31 Pages
Reviewed on 05/02/2020
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Author Biography

Jacqueline Belle currently lives in Manitoba, Canada with a strong connection to New Zealand. Jacqueline has traveled throughout the world and takes inspiration from the people and places she sees and meets along the way.

Jacqueline's debut poetry collection for adults, 'When I Walk Upon the Earth', was published in paperback and on CD in 2019.

'The Collection: a poetic exploration of friendship, love, fantasies and the soulmate', will be released in March 2020 with an accompanied poetry album to be released in September 2020.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers' Favorite

Life is full of experiences, some good, some not so good. It’s all these experiences that make us what we are, lead to where we should go, record what we have left behind. Each moment in life is an experience, a nuance of something else, greater, smaller. Every moment in life counts for something: “a shadow,/ a dream,/ lost…/ until it shows itself again.” Life is a journey, sometimes easy, sometimes more difficult, as we meander through a quagmire of experiences: “There are so many connections, signals./ Touching, crossing, overlapping./ Confusing leaves me trying…/ Trying to understand./ Trying to untangle the web./ To find the path forward.”

Jacqueline Belle’s chapbook collection of eleven poems, When I Walk Upon the Earth, is a perceptive look deep into complex nuances of life and what it means. From feeling like flying: "Soaring upward,/ free./ Endless possibilities/ like the night sky,” to deeper emotions like sadness: “Gnawing…/ behind you,/ elusive at each turn,/ ghostly fingers.” This poet has a powerful control of the words she chooses. Writing in free verse, each poem in this collection ruminates on a theme, an experience, a subtle nuance of life. The reader experiences the depth of the poet’s concept of some very abstract thoughts. This collection is a celebration of all that life means, as the poet digs deeper into the intricacies and complex webs of living. This is a very inspiring and thought-provoking collection of life poems, something a reader will want to study in greater depth and read through multiple times, as the reader, like the poet, will leave "footprints on the soil".

Bella Rayne

I love this short book of poetry.
The poems take you on a beautiful journey of depth and intensity.
Jacqueline writes in such a way that it pulls you into each work of art
allowing you to experience the journey in your own way.
If you want to, you can listen to her CD where you get to hear her
Poetry through her own voice. It is amazing!
I look forward to more from Jacqueline Belle!


5.0 out of 5 stars Poems that make you feel
Reviewed in the United States on January 6, 2020
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I've not come across this kind of poetry in a very long time. Each verse, each word, meant to make you feel. Beautiful and refreshing like inhaling petrichor. - Amazon.ca

J.B. Teller

5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing little book of poems❤️
Reviewed in the United States on December 21, 2019
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This little book of poems had me at the first poem. It’s a nice calming walk through words. I love it! And will be recommending it to everyone I talk to. It’s a great gift and poem book on your shelves. If you are like me, you buy the books you love so that when people come to visit they are invited to take a couple ❤️ - Amazon.ca

Kathleen C.

5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful imagery and journey
Reviewed in Canada on December 22, 2019
Beautiful stroll into moving imagery. Loved these poems, the words, the picture, the presence of the poet. - Amazon.ca