Jacob Isaac is a multi-award winning and internationally acclaimed English poet. Born in Mavelikara, Kerala (India), he is the founder of the Saint Thomas Education Project inSouth Africa (STEPSA) and the founder, owner and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Good Shepherd Model High School in Marble Hall, South Africa.
Although he is an entrepreneur and CEO of a business enterprise and an educator, his passion in portraying the powerful feelings and thoughts through poetry supersedes all his other interests. By using imagery and metaphors, he creates meaning and beauty to the feelings and thoughts and to the inexplicable enigmatic and existential situations. By using rhythm and language, he communicates psychological perspectives from the hidden and invisible world of human consciousness through his poetic expressions. His distinctive poetics and persona create a unique style for his poetry, which evoked much attention from many corners of the world.
Isaac’s widely recognized book of poetry, Sense of Enigma (published in 2012), was translated into the Spanish language and published in America in 2015 with the Spanish title Sense of Enigma: Sentido de enigma by Luis Alberto Ambroggio, the famous scholar and writer of the North-American Academy of the Spanish Language. The Sense of Enigma is currently being translated into French and Uzbek languages. His seminal poetic work, Sense of Enigma, has received numerous international, national and state level awards for excellence in poetry.
Isaac’s second book of poetry titled, Suggestion, was published in 2015 along with a compilation of the poems of Dr. Ernesto Kahan, the famous poet, medical professor and scientist from Israel.
Jacob Isaac holds a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in English from Bhopal University and a Master of Arts (M.A.) degree in English Language and Literature from Sri Venkateswara University. Prior to his successes as an entrepreneur in South Africa, he was an English Teacher in Maseru, Lesotho.
The liberal liberty
Aging the ages
Occasional audacity of attitude
Dictating the version of out look
Go with your will of enriching tie
Fume with your paranoia of
Articulating facial expressions
Nautical columns and speed of thoughts
There my insight back to hit
My acquiring anatomy of resourceful view land
Your renovating experience
of gathering commission
and brightening encroaches of
Bargaining rhetoric touches
There my nick name of obscurity
And your guilty negotiations of prestigious view
Vehemently neurotic locations of craze
Let me come there with a yell
You vague should brave
And be your age.
The crutches of my liberal
But vibrating saga of mind mapping
Nominating the plural narration of stability
Remote pursue of loneliness
My evasion of touring the regular concept
Drive my actual emotional liberation
Intuition of inmate proceedings
There the court of cornering causes
There the route and roaring dimensional longitude
Sensitivity and lucid response dominating chances
There I logically stimulate the clear memory
Renewing the master mind of
Mapping the legitimacy of leisure and relaxing mood
Tension and terrific changes of neural calmness
Claim the contemporary condition traumatizing
The vibrant imitation of rhythm
Conflict of emotional rituals
Vibrating the crucial coronation
Leaking the logic of continuity
But joining the power of habits
Timidity and transcendental tranquility
Merging and murmuring the drowsy
Moment of guilty notion
But my numerical calamity of choices
Chosen the traditional table of gravity
Look at the level of actualization
Tick at the mobilizing verification.
Try my tranquil travel goal
Still my single label wall
Take terracing thriving word
Make legacy driving word.
Withdrawal vanity of the mind
The eyes of the feedback
The drawing fingers of the word
Wandering the unwanted guest
Yellow! The colourless merger of suffering
And the rest of the methods
Weeping through the ages.
Look! The pretending suggestion which
Belongs to the seconds.
Prudence of the impulses
Beating the timeless efforts:
Perception! How divided emotional drag?
How divided integral task?
The book of blackness
The door of openness
The lee of reinforcing word
She stared and said!
Evaporation of emotions …
Erupting and diluting the events
Can we prove the frothy
Timidity of time …
My sense of enigma
Her crude leverage of reasoning clusters
Provoke me to respond
Her penetrating eyes prevent my tips
She murmured! Evaporation of desire!
She stood and nodded …
Tickling the map of my mind
Pricking the lap of my impulses
But the change of chastity
And the relocation of certainty
Wiped my ego and elevation…
She said, let us make a trip
To the map of aspirations
Where we sit and pat our theme
There we pay the levy of leisure
There we roar and rare the rate.
How comfortable you are without within
How remarkable you are
How pleasant and presentable you are
Come on my unreachable presence of time shield
Give on my conditioning courage of losses
Unpredictable ownership of relations
Rolling the amicable compromises of commotions
Leading the regrettable decisions
Draught the youngness
Nevertheless, irrevocable legacy of emotions
Hopeful omissions of days
Thankful dimensions and absence of adoration
And substance of social legitimacy
Facial rhythms and crucial scenario of labels
Attracting provisions of mingling missions
Averting shy of stigma
Prolonging power of guilty ticks of movements
Neurotic tremors and stigmatic coherent
Praises of meeting the shepherd
Hi! YOUR space and range for sometime
Your face and facial world
Presence of promotional path
Fillers are there
Vacuum won’t stay
Can’t be long, vacuum can’t be long.