"Loving", a new collection of Word Paintings love poetry, is now available from Amazon in paperback.
remain with me
as do her
for a time
in a love
Poetic interpretations of Loving Relationships
Loving: A Memoir by Jon Trovato
The Prairies Book Review
A Passionate Meditation on Love and Relationships…
Trovato delivers a moving ode to a lover’s memory in his reflective latest. Divided into four parts, the collection delves into the essence of loving relationships.
Devotion and enduring love are rendered in their full complexity in “An Apparition.” “Truly Tranquil” vibrates with the admiration that comes with being desperately in love with someone.
In the collection, one notices the faithful devotion of a star-crossed lover: “Her perfections were/ legion each of them/ treasures to behold/ whether gifts of birth/ or self-earned through/ discipline or determination.”
There is also an inherent playfulness; in “Oh So Gently,” Trovato writes: “In the midst of/ a conversation/ she would often / reach out to touch/ my face oh so gently/ entrancing me with/ her unabashed sincerity.” In “Yesterday Moments,” Trovato verges on the sentimental, but he does so to express poignant feelings of nostalgia and melancholy.
He ably combines love and melancholy in “My Failure” as he writes: Her love/ was offered/ as a child/ might/ express it/ honestly/ obviously/ and repeatedly/ despite/ my failure/ to recognize the depths/ of her/ unequaled/ sincerity.” Constructed on the similar lines, “Abruptly,” “A Finality,” and “Unrecoverable” are equally melancholic.
Trovato draws a relentless portrayal of a romantic relationship and all its related attendant anxieties and insecurities. The nostalgic “Not Nows” explores hauntings of memory and grief: “Give me thens/ not nows/ to deal with/ beautiful befores.” “A Belief” is a meditation on love.
Characterized by love, longing, pain, and melancholy, the collection elevates the everyday experiences of being in love into something sacred and magical.
Filled with depth, insight, and delight, the book makes for a page-turner.
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In Loving by Jon Trovato, the author explores the many facets of love through poetry about a woman he deeply admired. This collection is divided into four main acts, each of which elaborates on an aspect of his relationship with this unnamed woman. The first two acts focus on the author’s initial meeting with her and the overwhelming joy she brings into his life. Much of that joy stems from her many admirable qualities: a tenderness towards others, a magnetic smile, and a personal grace that no storm can vanquish. The bond that forms between them is enviable, leaving the impression of a perfect, fairytale romance. Alas, like most good things, their relationship starts to sour––and both of them bear responsibility. In the last two acts, where the illusions of love have vanished, he grapples with the painful aftermath while also trying to make sense of the bittersweet memories that linger and pervade his mind.
"Wonder", a book of Word Paintings poetry, is available from Amazon in paperback.
SEA OF STARS
What plays host to our cosmos
to the infinity we observe
tolerates its expansion
shoulders its growth
is it a one of a kind
sea of stars or do
others exist alongside
and around this fabric
of space and time that
can shed new light on
where they and we
come from and will end
a region beyond
a realm outside
the origin of everything
of the gods
Poetic interpretations of the Cosmos
Are you a science lover? Do you love reading about cosmos, the universe, sky, stars, etc.? If yes, then you should read Wonder: In the Presence of Infinity by Jon Trovato, as you would love it. If no, then you must read this book, as it would change your perception and make you fall in love with the science of the universe.
An unusual and serious meditation on existence.
A fascinating read.
"The Firefly Collection", a book of Word Paintings love poetry, is available from Amazon in both paperback and ebook formats.
Poetic interpretations of Love
Suddenly and gracefully
you seated yourself
barely an arm’s length
at the entrance
to a woodland
familiar to both of us
on a night with neither
moon nor stars
when out of the darkness
a strand of tiny suns appeared
as if summoned
from a distant sky
each of them as fully entranced with your glow
as you were with theirs
signaling they and you
had met this way often
and would do so
Poetic interpretations of Love
A beautiful collection!
There is a tenderness in Trovato's poetry that goes straight to the heart.
Some of the love poems in your new book brought me to tears. All of them are unforgettably profound. Your talent for expressing the intricacies and intimacies of this most beautiful behavior is without equal.
I think the poetry in your "Firefly Collection" should be read often. I enjoy them that way and discover new meaning, new understanding, and new appreciation for your oh so beautiful words with each new reading.
The poems in "The Firefly collection" are spectacular celebrations of love.
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