I love romantic poetry. Don’t you?

Choices is so pleased to host the poet, Valerie Nifora. Her book of romantic poetry, I Asked the Wind, is her first published book, and it comes highly recommended as you can see below. Thank you WOW! Women On Writing for arranging for Valerie Nifora to visit Choices while on her virtual book tour – you must have known we love to read and write poetry as well.

Love, the major theme in Valerie’s poetry, is also a major theme in her life. Her guest post today shares her thoughts about what her children taught her about love. Yes, it’s a miracle indeed.

What My Children Taught Me About Love

by Valerie Nifora

When my first son was born, I had absolutely no idea what I was doing. Motherhood was not something that I ever thought I would tackle. What I learned in the sleepless nights, skinned knees, fevers and hospital visits, was that I love my sons in a way that I never thought possible. What my children have taught me about love, is it is limitless.

It’s amazing how being responsible for another human life, the dialog quickly changes about your own. With children, there is no time for selfish reflections and unnecessary whining about existence. It’s incredible how petty things that used to cause consternation no longer seem relevant. Someone else has to come before you. What my children have taught me about love is that it is selfless.

And, who among us has ever had to tell a child their behavior was not acceptable only to watch their hearts be crushed with an onslaught of tears? There’s nothing more heart wrenching than watching a child’s intent not lineup with expectations.  What my children have taught me about love, is that it is forgiving.

It is without hesitation that I have to admit that my children have made me a better human being. They constantly require that I think about my words and actions. They look to me to guide and nurture them and to prove a worthy example of what it means to be an adult. Each day that I get to spend with them is a tremendous gift. And every day that they are in my life, I feel blessed. What my children teach me about love is, it’s the greatest miracle in the world.

Book Summary:

I Asked the Wind: A Collection of Romantic Poetry is a journey into romance, love and loss through poetry. The poems published in this collection span over 15 years of writing. Often starting with short rhythmic patterns, each poem’s lyrical tone is filled with inspired words to express the deep emotion experienced in the intricacies of romance.

Handwritten in a journal and hidden away until this publication, the poems chronicle the journey into and out of love. Written in three parts, the book enables the reader to transverse the intensity of romantic love, from the first moment of falling in love, to the intense pain of heartbreak.

Beautiful and powerful in its lyrical and simple verse, the reader is immediately immersed in a world of sensuality, passion, desire, and innocence; all woven together into a tapestry of human emotion. Each poem transports the reader to a story through the art of poetry. Drawing on natural elements such as the sun, sand, wind and moon, this collection explores the light and darkness of romantic love, leaving the reader questioning if love was ever real at all.

Print Length: 108 Pages
Genre: Poetry
Publisher: The Unapologetic Voice House LLC

I Asked the Wind: A Collection of Romantic Poetry is available to purchase at Amazon.comBarnes and Noble, and Target.

Praise for I Asked the Wind: A Collection of Romantic Poetry

“…a breathtaking compilation of tender poetry .“ – Jessica Tingling, The San Francisco Book Review

“Valerie’s poetry evokes images of tangled butterflies caught in a breeze, leaves falling too soon, and speaks with a deep, deep tenderness.” – Troy Turner, Poet

“A beautiful tribute to reflective thoughts of love and losses suffered…this was well done… ” – Wanda Firman-Cooper, Reviewer

“Valerie’s poems are not only magnificent to read, but they stick with you.” – Robert Robinson, Executive Producer, The Dinner Salon

About the Author, Valerie Nifora

Valerie Nifora was born and raised in New York to Greek immigrant parents. For over twenty years, Valerie was Marketing Communications Leader for a Fortune 50. She served as a ghost writer for several executives and has executed award-winning campaigns using her special gift as a storyteller to inspire. Her first book is a collection of romantic poetry that explores innocence, sensuality, passion, desire, heartbreak and loss through the lens of her personal experience spanning over 15 years. Her beautiful and powerful voice immediately calls forth a time of leather-bound books and invites the reader to find a comfortable chair and begin their journey through the powerful human emotion of love. Valerie holds a B.A. in Communications from Emerson College and an M.B.A. from Fordham University. She is married and a mother of two amazing sons.

Where to find Valerie:

Website: www.valerienifora.com.
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vnifora/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ValerieNifora/
Twitter @vnifora
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/valerienifora/

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