Poetry: I Asked the Wind by Valerie Nifora

I Asked the Wins


I hope in reading the poetry, people realize that wherever they are in their journey in love, they are not alone.”

— Valerie Nifora

As COVID-19 continues to highlight isolation and loneliness, I Asked the Wind: A Collection of Romantic Poetry, by Valerie Nifora provides an alternative, allowing readers to take a journey through romantic memories to find solace.

I Asked the Wind: A Collection of Romantic Poetry beautifully captures the whirlwind highs and heartbreaking lows of love through succinct prose. Her words capture the emotions and emptiness of love lost—one taken too soon or halted without closure. Readers will find comfort and tranquility in Nifora’s description of love arrested or thwarted. Pacifying the memories that we continue to hold dear long after a loved one has departed, Nifora provides discernment, and thereby peace, to readers seeking comfort. Through her words, we come to better understand the significance and beauty of a romance, regardless of how short-lived,” says Jessica Tingling of the San Francisco Book Review.

“Love is the underlining reason why we do anything in life. It’s what drives most of our decisions: conscious and unconscious. People spend an entire lifetime seeking love, whether it’s love and acceptance of self, finding your one true love, finding the thing you love to do. I think love is most likely the most powerful four-letter word in the English language,” says author Valerie Nifora.

“The book is arranged in three parts following the arc of most romantic relationships including falling in love, out of love, or having lost love. It’s all in there.” Nifora continues, “I hope in reading the poetry, people realize that wherever they are in their journey in love, they are not alone. ”

Nifora was born and raised in New York to Greek immigrant parents. 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 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. ◊

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