Nest of Stars

Poetry - General
84 Pages
Reviewed on 07/15/2021
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Author Biography

Nicole Verrone wrote Nest of Stars over six months, after a twenty-year hiatus to raise four daughters. Born in North Carolina, she spent summers on her grandparents’ dairy farm where the poetry of an uncle lost in a tragic car accident was on display. This formative event instilled the beauty and brevity of life through verse. A writer since adolescence, her first poem was published in the local newspaper in 1986. She earned a BA in English from UNC-Greensboro, taught high school literature, and currently serves on an educational team as accreditation and continuing education consultant in the healthcare industry.

Verrone lives vicariously through the accounts of adult daughters studying to become healthcare professionals and providers. Her youngest, a pre-teen, still hangs out in the nest. Verrone has been married a long time to a flyfishing guru and her best pal. She attempts to embrace intangible gifts, fill time and space with art and music, reading and philosophy, and has an unquenchable thirst for stories and travel. Nest of Stars is her first published work.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Vernita Naylor for Readers' Favorite

Did you see that Van Gogh? What about the Andy Warhol collection? Share your thoughts about what artist Alfred Conteh reflects in his pieces. Now use these same visual concepts when you read Nest of Stars, Nicole Verrone's collection of poetry. This book of poems reflects over forty beautiful works of art, as the title says. As you read each one, visualize their essence, the picturesque images of each poem as you would a work of art. Poetry speaks to each reader differently For some people it offers a pathway into the soul of the poet. And for others, poetry offers a way of escape as the reader gets trapped in the words on the page.

Through words, the reader may experience a wide array of emotions. Each poem is titled to create an impact of the spoken poetic word as reflected in the poem. Let the words sink in and speak to you as you read these poems. I'm a lover of words and the poems in Nest of Stars were screaming, 'Hear me, feel me, listen to me, touch me.' With each word, I tried to visualize the feelings and emotions behind the message in the poems. Nicole depicted many facets of passion and sensitivity with each poem. The poems embodied lives of their own as each one spoke and was presented in its own unique style. If you like poetry, you will be pleased with this selection. Get your copy today and tell a friend.