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"Loving", a new collection of Word Paintings love poetry, is now available from Amazon in paperback. 

 https://www.amazon.com/Loving-Memoir-Jon-Trovato/dp/B0971STT9B/

INTERTWINED
Her smiles
along with
her sounds
remain with me
as do her
kindnesses
willing kisses
and guileless
spellbinding serenity
they intertwined
our lives
for a time
entangled us
in a love
that had
the feel
of eternity
and the
duration
of a
setting sun

 

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Review

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.

The Prairies Book Review

 

"Wonder", a book of Word Paintings poetry, is available from Amazon in paperback. 

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B089M1KT6V

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

mathematical measure

a realm outside

our comprehension

the origin of everything

the playground

of the gods

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Reviews

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.

OnlineBookClub.com

 

An unusual and serious meditation on existence.

The Prairies Book Review

A fascinating read.

Goodreads

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"The Firefly Collection", a book of Word Paintings love poetry, is available from Amazon in both paperback and ebook formats. 

https://www.amazon.com/Firefly-Collection-Lights-Not-Dimmed/

Poetic interpretations of Love

FULLY ENTRANCED

Suddenly and gracefully

you seated yourself

barely an arm’s length

from me

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

again

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Reviews

 

"A beautiful collection!"

The Prairies Book Review

"There is a tenderness in Trovato's poetry that goes straight to the heart."

Goodreads

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.

Laura Lallemond

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.

Gabriella Bianchi

The poems in "The Firefly collection" are spectacular celebrations of love.

Arlene Phelan

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