Reflections of My Heart is written by
It is poetry and reflections on her journey, that of having Bipolar. It is written with a Christian emphasis; God’s love has been her strength throughout.
It details her times of depression, also elation, and how she found a way through both, with God’s help and other people’s. It also has a chapter about the loves and friendships she has met along the way. She hopes and prays it will be a great encouragement that there is a way through Bipolar to greater wellbeing and happiness.
All proceeds go to the Leprosy Mission.
Reflections of My Heart says us Church Life, Poetry, Health
What is poetry?
Poetry is a form of literary expression that uses language to evoke emotions, create vivid imagery, convey ideas, and engage the senses through carefully chosen words, rhythm, and often a structured arrangement. Unlike prose, which follows a more straightforward narrative or informative style, poetry often employs a heightened use of language to convey deeper meanings, emotions, and themes.
Poetry comes in various forms, styles, and traditions, reflecting the cultural, historical, and personal contexts of the poets. It has been used throughout history to express diverse human experiences, share cultural heritage, and explore the depths of the human psyche.
Key characteristics of poetry include:
Imagery: Poets use vivid and descriptive language to create mental images that engage the reader’s imagination. This imagery can appeal to the senses, helping the reader experience the emotions and scenes being described.
Figurative Language: Poetry often includes figurative language such as metaphors, similes, personification, and symbolism. These techniques help to convey abstract concepts and create connections between seemingly unrelated things.
Rhythm and Sound: Many poems have a distinct rhythm created by patterns of stressed and unstressed syllables. This rhythm is known as meter and contributes to the musicality of poetry. Sound devices like rhyme, alliteration, and assonance are also used to enhance the auditory experience.
Line Breaks and Stanzas: Poems are typically formatted with line breaks and stanzas (groupings of lines). The placement of line breaks can add emphasis, create pauses, or influence the pacing of the reading.