I Asked the Wind: A Collection of Romantic Poetry
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
Publisher: The Unapologetic Voice House LLC
I Asked the Wind: A Collection of Romantic Poetry is available to purchase at Amazon.com, Barnes 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
“In today’s age of fast-food thinking, attention-deficit scanning, and thumb scrolls past click-bait, it’s refreshing to find a relatable, digestible read that harkens back to an era of leather-bound literature’s reign in terms of meter and word choice.“
– Amaani F. Lyle, Military Journalist
“Val’s poetry goes deeper…into a mosaic of sensuality that leaves you hearing love as if it were a song.“
– Myra Jo Martino, Writers Guild Award Winner for Ugly Betty
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.