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date submitted 08.02.2012
date updated 21.01.2014
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Pillars of Sand. Poems made from dreams

J.T.Bennett

Have you ever had a dream you thought was about the future?
A small collection of poems made from my dreams.

 

Over the last several years I have had dreams of what I believed was the future; a world of poverty, violence and war.

I have put together a collection of my poems.
I hope you like them.

I have dedicated these poems to casualties of war. Therefore once published I have decided to donate all royalties to 'Help for Heroes.'

I've also added a number of various other poems from chapter 3 onwards, to make up the word count.

 
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Melissa Writes wrote 751 days ago

A lovely collection of poem - one to suit every mood. Every aspect of life covered; new life, love, death, tragedy and mourning. I was intrigued by the writing style and moved by the emotion they contain.

jlbwye wrote 750 days ago

Future Poems. Junetee, I am no judge of poetry, but I can relate to yours.

1. That plane crash - and the evil woman in the water. Your dreams are sad, catastrophic. Are there any happy ones, I wonder?

2. A recurring dream - those pillars of sand again, so mysterious. I, too, have a fascination for the desert.
Ah - the Lily, a white and pure and new poem, with joy and hope amid remembrance.
And the emerald cloak - with future promise - before a tsunami?

3. Babyhood and youth - little gems, jewels of emotion.

I'm quite proud of myself for being able to relate to your poetry - thankyou for that!

Jane (Breath of Africa)

Eddie Santos wrote 741 days ago

Thanks for sharing your poems on Authonomy, Junetee.
I love poems but it's been more than 10 years since I wrote my last one. I don't generally read poems in English as I don't understand what they say and I thought it was how poetry in English was supposed to be, but you showed me that I was wrong. Please don't stop writing them as you are very talented. "I'll see you somewhere in heaven" is beautiful. Actually they are so well written, which makes it difficult to pick up this or that.I'm rating it 6 stars, but I will carry on reading it. Thanks
Eddie

RMAWriteNow wrote 706 days ago

A moving and thought provoking collection of poetry. It is distinguishable by its style and continuity of idea. To collate so many dreams/thoughts and keep them all together, yet all so distinct, shows a mastery of the art of poetry, which so few have these days. I was particularly drawn to "Innocence" which in very few words told so much, but left you with much more to think about. I thought that I had my dark moments until I read this. I applaud your work. Very high stars.
RMA
Sea Spray and Stars

BeeJoy wrote 311 days ago

This was a lovely collection of poems you have here. I like the different emotions you have here. I am glad I read some of these. Awesome.

BeeJoy wrote 311 days ago

This was a lovely collection of poems you have here. I like the different emotions you have here. I am glad I read some of these. Awesome.

JAMIE TUBBS wrote 381 days ago

You have made the unique style of storytelling without the excessive amount of words, and it truly works perfectly.
I'm a song writer, so I understand your concept very well and support your collection of excellent poetry.
Great stuff!

Jamie Tubbs.

philthomas wrote 394 days ago

Hi June just finished reading the first section of your poems you really do have a rare talent for poetry I especially liked pillars of sand. highly starred and backed. Phil.

Seringapatam wrote 499 days ago

A cracking collection. I found myself liking this more and more as I read. I will be scoring this high. Well done.
Sean

John Philip wrote 500 days ago

It takes a particular kind of person to write poetry and you are one such person.The rest of us can only look on in awe.
John Philip

patio wrote 542 days ago

These are moving, inspirational poems. I love the lot

MAX STARS

John Philip wrote 571 days ago

Some very personal thoughts here. Beautifully set down and well worth bringing to a wider audience. A pity that poetry is no longer appreciated in the way it should be.
John Philip

sandy-1 wrote 572 days ago

Hi Junetee,
I love the new font. Its just as pretty as the last one you used but easier to read.
I noticed you have re-arranged your chapters and added the odd new poem here and there.
This is an excellent collection of poetry and I'd like to put 'Pillars of sand' back on my bookshelf again.
high stars.
Ruby Middleton
Will Ryan

AlexandraMahanaim wrote 597 days ago

Junetee, I want to list the lines that touched me below:

“A perfect desert
With complicated battles to uphold”

“Searching
The last chance to find you
Before its too late”

“Nothingness…
Nothing but empty thought,
A feeling of lethargy and time”

“Voices, over voices,
Whispering and gnawing at my very soul,
Trying to possess me”

“Finding answers, finding signs
Seeing visions, loosing time.”

I also loved “Words of the Morning,” it described you so well.

Thank you so much for sharing your poems,
Alexandra Mahanaim
Shoshanna, The Battle: Encountering Supernatural, Captivity, and Return to Eternity

Chaiscuro wrote 633 days ago

A very heart-stirring array of collective poetry J.T, as you know I love poetry and this goes hand in hand with the greatest -- Byron, Shelley etc.
I wondered J.T, your inspiration, where did it come from?
Are you psychic at all?
I hope some of these aren't foretelling some apocalyptic, cataclysmic event as foretold by the Mayan's; or even the Bible?

Lovely work J.T!

Phil (Arabella)

junetee wrote 656 days ago

It's a shame I'm blind and couldn't read your previous font. But I struggled through it anyway. You are very talented, and I wish you the best on both of your books :)

JCS
Anguished Immortals Trilogy



Thankyou JC, I'm sorry I changed it a little too late for you to enjoy it at its best.
junetee

JCS87 wrote 656 days ago

It's a shame I'm blind and couldn't read your previous font. But I struggled through it anyway. You are very talented, and I wish you the best on both of your books :)

JCS
Anguished Immortals Trilogy

Keith Gilbey wrote 659 days ago

J.T.

It's poetry. Love it! Great to read - sometimes lyrical, soemtimes moving. Well done!

Keith Gilbey
Peppermint

Spottedfire wrote 659 days ago

I really like how you form your sentences and writing into something that makes sense and paints a picture in your head the way poetry should.
Much of it I understand and it leaves me thinking. I really enjoy your writing. :3
Keep going!

JCS87 wrote 667 days ago

I love poetry, but I'm having a hard time reading this beautiful font!

Also...where you have (m) notion...maybe the motion of a notion or vice versa. Because your wording there isn't tricky, but you may confuse someone because people are smart like that!

Anyhow, I'll rotate this on my shelf in about two week! I'll even struggle through the font because your poetry flows very well :) I'll continue to read, and I'm glad I started reading it.

P.S.
I'm a stay at home mother. I babysit during the week, but I always have time to read. lol strange isn't it! No my kids are awesome and well behaved. Being that they are 3 and 4...and the PC I use is in their playroom, everything goes well.

Good luck with this book my dear :) highly starred

Thomas_Gabriel wrote 677 days ago

Ms. Bennett, what a variety of poetry! I myself enjoy dabbling in the art of poems - my current book includes a number of poetic refrains, although certainly not as extensive as yours.

My one minor criticism: the cursive font you use can be rather cumbersome to read, although I understand the feeling you're trying to convey.

Two highlights: "Sheet of Glass" seemed especially powerful to me, natural. You're very careful not to overextend the emotional hand as poets are so prone to do (myself included). I also appreciated your inclusion of poetry written when you were younger. It was very interesting to see the evolution of your style.

Keep writing!

fictionguy wrote 682 days ago

Four stars.

Shelby Z. wrote 691 days ago

I really love they way you do your poems.
The LILY is my fav!
Your also chose an elegant font for the writing.
Everything flows well.
Grand work!

Shelby Z./Driving Winds

P.S. Please take a look at my pirate adventure Driving Winds.

Christian Bell wrote 695 days ago

Your poems are beautiful, you certainly have a talent for it. My only crit would be the font as I have trouble making out some of the lettering. Saying that your words are well presented and attractive. I shall keep this on my W/L and come back to it often.
At the moment I am having difficulties with my pc. so will get back to you on future reads of these lovely poems.
Christian

sandy-1 wrote 696 days ago

You have such a talent for writing poetry. Theyre so beautifully written. I particularly like the poem called 'Daisy'. Its written with a lot of emotion.
You have also presented them beautifully, I love the font you have used. Excellent. 6 stars from me, and youre backed.
I'm pleased to see you have re-gained your ranking.
Ruby Middleton
'Will Ryan'

ShirleyGrace wrote 697 days ago

Junetee:
You certainly have a talent with words. They flow and take the reader emotionally. I can feel the pain and believe it.
I will look at your other book later on. Poetry, I think, is difficult to write but you have it! High stars! On my W/L for more later.
Shirley Grace

RMAWriteNow wrote 706 days ago

A moving and thought provoking collection of poetry. It is distinguishable by its style and continuity of idea. To collate so many dreams/thoughts and keep them all together, yet all so distinct, shows a mastery of the art of poetry, which so few have these days. I was particularly drawn to "Innocence" which in very few words told so much, but left you with much more to think about. I thought that I had my dark moments until I read this. I applaud your work. Very high stars.
RMA
Sea Spray and Stars

middie wrote 708 days ago

A great idea to make dreams into poems - I wish I had dreams enough to remember!
Pillars of Sand, The Lily, fleeting glances, sheet of glass...
Should I go on? These are the poemds that stand out to me.
A great collection. Lots of stars. YOURE BACKED
Middie x

Su Dan wrote 711 days ago

good poetry, for this grand effort l must back...
read SEASONS...

fictionguy wrote 739 days ago

used to dreqm complete dreams. The onky things missing were the title at the beginning and the word The End at the end. For some reason I only dream snatches of dreams now and I rarely remember them except for a song I am humming when I wake up that tells me what part of my life I was in.
I have been writing and publishing poetry for many years now. However, very few people read poetry today or knows who the great poets are.
These poems are creative, however today, you'll have a better chance of getting them published in literary magazines than in a book. Good luck with them. Keep your poet's heart.

scargirl wrote 740 days ago

great idea for a collection of poems, and a good way to journal your dreams, which i find profound and accurate.
j

Eddie Santos wrote 741 days ago

Thanks for sharing your poems on Authonomy, Junetee.
I love poems but it's been more than 10 years since I wrote my last one. I don't generally read poems in English as I don't understand what they say and I thought it was how poetry in English was supposed to be, but you showed me that I was wrong. Please don't stop writing them as you are very talented. "I'll see you somewhere in heaven" is beautiful. Actually they are so well written, which makes it difficult to pick up this or that.I'm rating it 6 stars, but I will carry on reading it. Thanks
Eddie

junetee wrote 749 days ago

Future Poems. Junetee, I am no judge of poetry, but I can relate to yours.

1. That plane crash - and the evil woman in the water. Your dreams are sad, catastrophic. Are there any happy ones, I wonder?

2. A recurring dream - those pillars of sand again, so mysterious. I, too, have a fascination for the desert.
Ah - the Lily, a white and pure and new poem, with joy and hope amid remembrance.
And the emerald cloak - with future promise - before a tsunami?

3. Babyhood and youth - little gems, jewels of emotion.

I'm quite proud of myself for being able to relate to your poetry - thankyou for that!

Jane (Breath of Africa)



Thankyou Jane for reading a good range of my poems. You seem to have a great understanding of them and I wish I had more happier ones to add to them. I'll try to get my self in a more positive mood. Most of my pearlier poems have been lost due to moving etc.
The Lily and Pillars of sand seem to be most people's favourites. I'd like to collect together all the readers favourite poems and fill this book with them.
Someone else mentioned when they read this collection that they particularly liked 'sheet of glass', 'A love lost in time,' 'Fleeting glances,' and pillars of sand,' and the lily' .
Thank you again.
Junetee

jlbwye wrote 750 days ago

Future Poems. Junetee, I am no judge of poetry, but I can relate to yours.

1. That plane crash - and the evil woman in the water. Your dreams are sad, catastrophic. Are there any happy ones, I wonder?

2. A recurring dream - those pillars of sand again, so mysterious. I, too, have a fascination for the desert.
Ah - the Lily, a white and pure and new poem, with joy and hope amid remembrance.
And the emerald cloak - with future promise - before a tsunami?

3. Babyhood and youth - little gems, jewels of emotion.

I'm quite proud of myself for being able to relate to your poetry - thankyou for that!

Jane (Breath of Africa)

Melissa Writes wrote 751 days ago

A lovely collection of poem - one to suit every mood. Every aspect of life covered; new life, love, death, tragedy and mourning. I was intrigued by the writing style and moved by the emotion they contain.

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