Hi, and welcome to the “CELEBRATING POETRY AS LOVE” Blog Tour, in celebration of INTERNATIONAL POETRY MONTH!  Poetry, in case you haven’t noticed, is a struggling genre at this time.  I’m not meeting many folks who are moved by this (sometimes) sexy, (at times), harsh reality of words, but, there are those of us who continue to love, appreciate and write from this genre, which springs forth so many different emotions unlike any other.

In February, 2015, I co-authored my first poetry book,  “IF ONLY THERE WAS MUSIC…” The Poetry of Forbidden Love.  Here is a bit of the book’s introduction below:

“Ever read poetry that was so soothing, so mellow, and just so perfectly sweet, you felt it should have been a love song?  “IF ONLY THERE WAS MUSIC…” is just that kind of poetry…but it’s also poetry written about forbidden love.

Back in the summer of 2014, I was approached by an up-and-coming author by the name of Giani Jordan.  Giani said that he had been following my writing for over a year and was extremely impressed.  He was reaching out to me because he wanted to collaborate on a poetry book.  Well, since I didn’t know Giani and wouldn’t attach my name or my writing with just anyone, I asked if he would send me a few samples of his work, and he did.  I was blown away by the intensity and the depth of this man’s writing, and wanted to know more about this person he clearly was in love with and was writing so fervently about.”  

In summation, Giani was in love with a woman {Christine}, who belonged to another, and to make this situation even more complicated, he, himself was also involved in a relationship.


So, he is the Poet and she is his Muse, yet, she is not a writer.  He wanted to find just the right person who would be able to put into words her feelings, her point of view, in comparison to his.  He felt that I was up to the task.  The poetry that you find along each stop of this tour, are the feelings of two lovers, distant lovers, lovers who long to hold each other’s hands, to gaze into each other’s eyes, to merely breathe each other’s air.  You will feel their longing, their frustrations, their desperation, but most of all, you will feel their superior love.

It is my sincere hope that along this tour, I will re-awaken in those, emotions felt in the past, feelings long forgotten, and old loves remembered.  It is also my sincere desire, to introduce those who have never been interested in, or moved by the poetic written word, to something new, something fresh, something beautiful.  I want you to get acquainted with these love songs without music…compiled in this one beautiful book.  Move around in it…wrap yourself in it, fall in love with it…and if you feel it ever so strongly, I ask that you share it.

Guests, I give to you a little taste, mere snippets, of what it feels like to be in love with someone you can’t touch, someone you can’t see, someone you can’t have…yet, someone you love so completely.  I will share these exquisite feelings thru her eyes and then his.  Enjoy.


Thru Her Eyes…


We fight…we make up, I cry, then he takes back his lies of love.

What is this roller-coaster?

What is this love I feel for him?

I don’t know, but he hurts me so good.

We’re so close, we’re as one, then we don’t connect at all

I sit by the phone waiting for a call,

That may never come.

What is it that keeps me hanging on?

I don’t know, but he hurts me so good…


Thru His Eyes…


You are the center of my Universe

The object of my Obsession;

In my dreams, you are my wife…in every way that counts.

I imagine our wedding night;

I tremble, slowly disrobing my Goddess

Until I know her perfections, in every way that counts.

Her skin, so soft and succulent

Begging to be touched, kissed and caressed with reverence

Perfection in every way that counts…


If you’d like to read the balance of these particular pieces, I invite you to pick up your own copy of “IF ONLY THERE WAS MUSIC…” The Poetry of Forbidden Love on Amazon.  I’d also like to invite you to follow this tour in its entirety as each day, at each stop, you will find more and more of these love songs without music, and even more reasons to fall in love with your lover, and Poetry, again. If you aren’t in love when you start reading this book, you will go seeking a love afterwards.

Please visit my complete tour line-up HERE, and at each stop that you leave a comment (including this one), your name will be entered that number of times, into a random drawing for a $25 Amazon Gift Card!!!

Thanks for stopping by, dear Guests, and I hope to see you every day throughout this amazing tour to help keep Poetry alive!!!  Always remember that Love IS Poetry…they’re truly one in the same.


  1. Marlena H.

    Congrats on your blog tour, Non!! 🙂 I’m excited to see you on tour and being promoted like you deserve to be! I’ve read the book and it was an incredible read, so I love seeing it on tour!


  2. Very engaging!


  3. Best wishes on this project, Nonnie!


  4. reanolanmartin

    you’re always stretching yourself, nonnie! great job! wishing you every success!


  5. myrddinsheir

    The last time I visited your blog I started a comment that turned into a heartfelt blog of my own! I’ll keep visiting but I definitely don’t have time to let that happen again! Keep infecting and affecting us with your enthusiasm and your energy… 🙂


  6. I have my copy and I love it. This book awakens the emotion of feel good love.


  7. Wonderful post. Best wishes with your blog tour.


  8. harmonykent

    I loved this book, Nonnie! I hope you have a lovely tour 🙂


  9. Best of luck with your tour. Im looking forward to it.


  10. Reblogged this on The GUNDERSTONE review.


  11. Nice start to the tour. I liked his and her view. The background on the poet was very helpful. This looks like a great read.


    • I thought it might be, John, seeing as though I’m an old married lady, and not to Giani! LOL. By the way, my hubby enjoyed every bit of my work on this project!

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      • It is so nice when your support is at home as well as your admirers. Good for him.


  12. I am so fascinated by this concept! There are songs which I would count as not only my favorite poems, but also among my favorite written works, period. I can’t wait to read more, Nonnie. Best of luck with the tour!


  13. Nancy Bell

    Congrats on the tour Nonnie. I love poetry and love to write it. Have been since I was a kid. Some lovely poems here


    • Thanks, Nancy for stopping by! Enjoy the rest of the tour! It’s always nice to have some actual “poets” in the mix of things, who truly understand!


  14. Shirley Harris-Slaughter

    Congratulations Nonnie on your tour. I love the trailer because it resonates the feelings in the poems. I am impressed with the fact that someone sought you out for a collaboration. That says a lot about you and your work. You are the best and without you there would be no Rave Reviews Book Club. Good luck on the tour. Love you much.


    • Thanks for stopping by, Shirley! Love you to pieces!


  15. Nonnie, having been in the exact same shoes as your co-author the words on the blog & poems touched me like a bolt of lightening. Your blog is amazing & captures the head & heart struggles amazingly. Congratulations to you both; not only for


    • Vicki, I will be picking up a copy of your book by this weekend. You and Giani shoud have collaborated, since you’ve shared the same experiences. I’m sure that would have been an even greater collaboration!


  16. Congratulations Nonnie on your poetry tour. I’ve read those poems and find them very inspiring. I hope that, with your efforts, poetry will gain more acceptability.


    • Joy, so glad you like them. You mentioned that you might turn into a Poet…I’m waiting!


  17. Cheers & Happy Touring! Enjoyed the poems and sharing the post. 🙂


    • Oh, Bette…you’re just always so awesome!


  18. Poetry is not my thing, but reading your description of your book makes me want to read it. Good luck on your tour, Nonnie.


    • Thanks, Mims! I’d love to know your thoughts if you decide to get it!


  19. Great post (on a great book!)! Good luck with the tour Nonnie 😀


    • Thanks, Helen! How sweet of you to say. I’ll be leaving a “treat” at your stop!


  20. I know I’ll have the best time following your tour around so I hope you will as well. ::D


  21. Great post, Nonnie, beautiful poetry! I’ve never been much for poetry, but your book does sound enticing enough to go for. All the best on your blog tour!


    • Carol, it really is the best of the best, if I must say so myself…especially the written work of my co-author.


  22. Exquisitely delicious, Nonnie… I’ll be back for more! Have a great tour!


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