National Poetry Month: Guest Post with Nicole Luongo, author of Naked Desires

April is National Poetry Month and I’m pleased to be able to participate again this month with a wonderful piece from Nicole Luongo, author of Naked Desires, a poignant book for everyone who is searching for love, delighting in love, or hoping to understand love. Naked Desires will celebrate ten years in print in December 2012.

 

 

 

Here is one of Nicole’s favorite poems from Naked Desires:

 

The Sea

The ocean is so pure, so bright, so light
the water stays blue as darkness turns to night

 

The air is calm, crisp, and cool
when the world is cruel
the sea is my soul’s fuel

 

Water and sand
that’s you and me
for, I am the sand
and you are the sea
come, my sweet, and bring your love to me
let me soak in your love, bask in your light

 

I am thirsty for only you
I want to soak in your love
and drink until I am full
let your love wash over me

 

Water and sand
that’s you and me
for, I am the sand
and you are the sea.
(c) Nicole Luongo

From Naked Desires

 

About Naked Desires

Nicole Luongo is the author of Naked Desires, a poignant book for everyone who is searching for love, delighting in love, or hoping to understand love. Naked Desires will celebrate ten years in print in December 2012.

Naked Desires is not just another poetry book. Like a riveting novel, Nicole’s story of unrequited love unfolds before your eyes. Baring her soul, Nicole takes you on a three-year journey as she explores her underlying – and often conflicting – feelings about love, romance, and passion.

You will share her roller coaster ride of emotional turmoil as anger, pain and confusion ultimately surrender to enlightenment and understanding. Naked Desires is a heart-wrenching memoir of the soul – a poetic diary – of a young woman’s quest for true love.

Visit Nicole’s blog
Learn more about Naked Desires and to watch her television interview
Do you want to know which famous poet inspired Nicole to start writing poetry? Click here for the answer.

 

Buy Naked Desires here at Amazon.com

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Thanks so much for stopping by Peeking Between the Pages today Nicole and for this beautiful poem. I hope everyone enjoyed it!

Comments

    • admin says

      Serena, I don’t mind at all – you know that. Yes it’s a beautiful poem. I always love the ones I can actually understand and that touch me in some way.

  1. says

    Hi Serena,

    I’m glad you like the poem. :-) It’s an honor to have my first guest post on PBTB as part of your National Poetry Month blog tour. Thank you for featuring so many talented poets & writers on your blog!

  2. says

    Hi Staci,

    Although I hardly go to the water, I am drawn to it, too. I have written several poems with the theme. The Sea is one of my first poems and continues to be a favorite of mine as well as my readers. :-)

  3. says

    Hi Darlene,

    Just stopping in to say hi! This book of poetry sounds really really good! I’ll have to check it out. =o)

    I hope you and Sammy are doing well! Hugs to Sammy!

    Melissa

  4. says

    it’s amazing how much poetry is about desire/love, I liked this one, here’s another one from me.

    Confusion – Erich Fried

    To love each other
    in a time
    when people kill each other
    with better and better weapons
    and let each other starve to death
    And to know
    that we can do little about it
    and try
    not to be blunted
    And still
    love each other

    To love each other
    and let each other starve to death
    To love each other and know
    that one can do little about it
    To love each other
    and try not to be blunted
    To love each other
    and with time
    kill each other
    And yet love each other
    with better and better weapons

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