Please allow me to introduce the one and only Nonnie Jules. Listen to what she has to say and join in the conversation.

Thank you all for allowing me to celebrate INTERNATIONAL POETRY MONTH with you by sharing excerpts from my first co-authored 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.
The “snippet” of poetry below speaks of the forbidden love which Giani and Christine share and how it all came to be. It doesn’t get any more beautiful than this. Enjoy!


A woman and a man
Belonging to others
Becoming friends.
There was no
Plan to fall
Into forbidden love.

Many miles
Are between them
By a tenuous
Cyber link,
It grew relentlessly
This forbidden love.

Communing by days
Became hours and minutes;
Transforming their realities
In unforeseen ways into
Unfamiliar feelings
Of forbidden love…

If you’d like to read the balance of this particular piece, 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.

1If Only There Was Music book cover
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 to my awesome host for today and thanks for stopping by, dear Guests. 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/and the same.

Author Bio:
Nonnie Jules is a mom, a wife, an author and also President of Rave Reviews Book Club. Her passion is children and her advocacy lies in supporting others and encouraging others to do the same. She has authored other fine books such as: “The Good Mommies’ Guide to Raising (Almost) Perfect Daughters,” “DAYDREAM’S DAUGHTER, NIGHTMARE’S FRIEND (A Novel),” and “Sugarcoatin’ Is For Candy & Pacifyin’ Is For Kids!
Although Poetry should be celebrated every day of the year, the month of April has been set aside specifically to lift it up, and so this is why Nonnie has embarked on this blog tour to keep it alive and bring awareness to the fact that Poetry is a great medium for release and expressions of all kinds.




Twitter: @NonnieJules

This tour sponsored by

About Shirley Harris-Slaughter

I love old buildings and history. That's why I ended up writing about the history that surrounded me all of my life - "Our Lady of Victory, the Saga of an African-American Catholic Community." Plus our church had closed and the school is torn down, so I felt it was imperative that we preserve the history or it would be lost forever.
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13 Responses to Day 6/Post 3 of the “CELEBRATING POETRY AS LOVE” BLOG TOUR

  1. Valeria says:

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  2. Such moving poetry! Thanks for hosting, Shirley!!


  3. harmonykent says:

    Lovely poetry, Nonnie, and a great post 🙂

    Shirley, thanks for hosting Nonnie today 🙂


  4. Beem, Howell, Carol, Joy, Liz, Michelle….thank you so much for stopping by. So glad you’re enjoying the poetry! Shirley, my love, thanks for all you do!


  5. jinlobify says:

    I believe that love like this can last because it un-requited, un-fulfilled. I wonder what will happen if….. Thank you Shirley for hosting.


  6. Shirley Harris-Slaughter says:

    Thanks everybody for stopping over and supporting Nonnie. Reblogging helps as well. Nonnie has put a new spin on poetry.


  7. lizgavin says:

    Thanks for hosting today, Shirley!

    Nonnie, hope you’re having a good time with this tour!


  8. beemweeks says:

    A unique experience in poetry! Best wishes to Nonnie on this incredible project! Thank you, Shirley, for hosting!


  9. Nice post Nonnie. Nice hosting Shirley.


  10. michelleddiane says:

    Another beautiful poem, Nonnie. Shirley, thanks for hosting today.


  11. niargcom says:

    Another great post, Nonnie! So beautiful , yet tragic for the lovers.


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