Reviews

“Jasmine’s art in both words and drawings is filled with such beauty that comes straight from her heart.” -Wendy Williams, Photographer

“Her words are an array of everlasting motion for the mind, spirit and soul.” -Rhonda Harris, Author & Publisher of Flowers Bloom in the Moonlight

About “River of Light”

“River of Light is a lovely book with some lovely poems.” -Parag Sankhe, Film Producer/Editor

“The book really reminds you of what’s truly important in life.”¬†-Wendy Williams, Photographer

“Jasmine is a profound writer. Her poetry is beautiful. Her book is a precious jewel. There are not many words to describe just how great it is. I’m so blessed to have bought her book. I hope she continues to be published. The world needs her writings. Her poetry is different from others. It’s refreshing like an everlasting spring!” -Bianca (Michele Rude), Writer

“A beautifully simple book that shows one of the wonder around us and within us.” -Jaspreet Gill

From the Journey of the Heart Women’s Spiritual Poetry Group

“Beautiful, lovely poem, Jasmine. Feeling the beauty of God’s presence in all things we take into our senses–what a gift!”

“Such an illuminating poem…who we are, and how we have the choice, with what eyes do we view it with?

I love the stanza:

There is such a place illuminated
By millions of suns and moons.
Such a place exists and that place is of the heart
Vast as the heavens and as deep as the sea
Where you remain the same, enclosed in this temple of life.”

“Oh, what a wonderful poem embracing beauty in all its splendor and color, Jasmine.”

“Lovely and touching poem.”

“Thank you for your lovely poem to remind us of the light of the present moment.” -Maureen Kwiat Meshenberg, Poet & Author of Seasons of the Soul

From Friends

“Your flower sings a song so beautiful, no one forgets you.”

“You know you’ve reached across the barriers when a small, but shining ray of light breathes “satyam, shivam aur sundaram” (truth, love and beauty)…

There is no ‘long road to travel’ when a satellite of India writes to you of experience, hope, and of a life being lived in the way of love…” -Katie Muffet, Artist

“Jasmine… A sweet darling friend that I’ve got to know. Born with independent thinking, courage, kindness, love and care which she doesn’t hesitate to give to those who yearn for it. Blooming flower that makes the sun happy to shine every morning.” -Abirami¬†Shavani

More Reviews

On Amazon-

“Jasmine’s writing is the essence of deep joy in every moment of life. Her poems are peaceful meditations that take you to a beautiful oasis when all your life you’ve been in a desert. She is a breath of cool, fresh air to my soul and a blessing to my heart. I love her book and look forward to more poetry flowing from her heart to pen, to page and into hearts again. She is very talented, and you will love her poetry.” -Bianca (Michele Rude), Writer

“Are these verse offerings Bhakti hymns, Romantic nature poems or just the hybrid musings of a multifaceted young mind? Have they come from plumbing eternity or from staring into the here and now? Can I ever know the answer?

Does Jasmine speak to us of the divine as seen through nature and human feelings or, conversely, of the suchness of each natural event or human moment itself?

Is she inspired by the so-called “God within” or by a purely human spirit?

Are her musings about love mainly metaphorical, as with India’s Bhakti poets or those who penned the Book of Songs, using human romantic language to signify love for the divine? Or are her musings simply about love for its own sake, about human love?

She never tips her hand. One finds neither a secular survey of life’s splendor nor a theological assessment of the world, mired in God talk. The reader can find either–or neither–depending on the perspective s/he brings to the reading. Poetic ambiguity abounds.

One who loves the divine will see the theological imagination in her poems. One who loves nature will find in them a passion for every part of Mother Nature’s wondrous body. One who loves Jasmine will sniff her sweet scent on every page and drink deeply of the flowered tea she has poured out for us to drink.” -Chris Jochim, Professor

“Jasmine’s words are so pure and beautiful. I can’t describe how eloquently she paints a picture in your mind and really touches your heart.

I kept the book by my bedside so I could read it before going to bed. If you have a rough day at work, it will surely put your mind at peace and even put a smile on your face! Her words will take you to a different place where your mind is not cluttered with the logistics of life that you constantly think about. It’s like yoga for the soul.

Thank you, Jasmine!” -Aiko Tanaka, Designer

“The writings in the book are simple and creative. A must for all poetry lovers!” -Sunny Moza, Actor/M.C./Radio Jockey

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