Naked Desires

Naked Desires

by Nicole Luongo


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Naked Desires by Nicole Luongo

Naked Desires is not just another poetry book. Like a riveting novel, Nicole s story of unrequited love unfolds before your eyes. Baring her soul, Nicole takes you on a three-year journey as she explores her underlying and often conflicting feelings about love, romance, and passion.

You will share her roller coaster ride of emotional turmoil as anger, pain, and confusion ultimately surrender to enlightenment and understanding. Naked Desires is a heart-wrenching memoir of the soul a poetic diary of a young woman's quest for true love.

This is a poignant book for everyone who is searching for love, delighting in love, or hoping to understand love.

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ISBN-13: 9780595259595
Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/04/2002
Pages: 152
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.35(d)

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Naked Desires 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Nicole has had experiences of love found, love lost and the stuff in between. She shares it in flowing poetry with very special, powerful words, tapping into the elemental force that we all have.. Some poems I would read over a second time to capture the essence or feeling behind it. Great read for a rainy Saturday afternoon under a blanket, alone or with someone!
Guest More than 1 year ago
It's a nice book to have and read. You can sense the young woman's hot desire and quest for a love that seems just out of her grasp and the pangs and the pains of desires she's hoping to unearth while her feelings are thrown into the idealities of her mind. Most people can remember the reservation of wanting something so bad and never being able to obtain it. This is a Must Read. And it looks good ON the table too. A.Z. (reader at large)
Guest More than 1 year ago
Naked Desires takes the reader on a wonderful emotional journey as Nicole shares the ups and downs of her search for love. I could feel her hope, warmth, love, frustation, anger, longing, sadness, and naked desires. Her last poem ends with a goodbye to you. I hope a second book of poems will end with naked desires fulfilled.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Nicole Luongo's poems are about passion and love. I could see my wishes and desires in her words. Intimate sincere thoughts are so easily shared in her book you could almost underestimate the courage it takes. If you have loved, the poems will be meaningful to you.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Naked Desires reads more like an epistolary novel than a poetry anthology. Each poem is like a letter to a confidant, a close friend, a past or present lover. These are the thoughts, ideas and feelings of a young woman, but as a man, I have felt so many of the same feelings. I have caused some of the same feelings in others. I read it with empathy and remorse. Sometimes it's prosaic, sometimes it has an infectious rhythmic groove, but it is always sincere and never dull. Nicole bares her soul for you, but leaves just enough to the imagination.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A poetic diary... I LIKE that description of Naked Desires! This is NOT "just" a collection of poems -- instead, it is rather like reading Nicole's personal diary (with her permission, of course) in which she pours out her heart during her 2-year search for romance and love. But it's also not "just" a diary. Nicole's unique style of writing makes each thought come alive vividly in the reader's mind. ("As warm as your touch is / it cannot take away / the coldness in your eyes..." from the poem 'Beauty and the Beast'.) Naked Desires is captivating reading from the first page to the last. I highly recommend it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Naked Desires is a first-book of 100+ poems written with an astonishingly honest, direct, and sometimes raw energy. It is a story of bliss, heartache, and anger that chronicles a young woman¿s experiences with love, - her intoxication, her yearning, and her pain. Each poem captures an elusive feeling, a single, specific moment in crystal clarity. It is poetry written with a keen ear for rhythm. Her lines are carefully crafted to visually suggest pauses and highlight dramatic moments. This slim volume is chock full of variety, - from the lengths of the poems, which range from 6 or 7 lines to 4 pages, to the cast of different voices that appear throughout the book. There are poems that open a direct nerve to the poet¿s anger, so that the words almost jump off the page at the reader (see ¿Stop!¿). There are some that wax wistful, as in ¿After The Rain¿. There is a modern Sonnet ¿ ¿My Love For You¿, that harkens back to the Shakespearean ideal of pure and noble love. There is even a Rapster that dances out occasionally (see ¿Letting Go¿) or the Prankster who plays with words (¿Love Jones¿), prodding the reader into taking a much needed break from the more intense emotions of the other poems. I was consistently surprised by the author¿s changing technique and voice. The book is a treasure hunt of imagery and poetic technique, - at times the author displays a gift for imbuing everyday objects with startlingly fresh qualities, as in ¿A Balloon In The Wind¿, in which the balloon is ¿Free / Inspired / Naked / Whole¿. Although the recurring theme of the book is unrequited love, it is addressed with so much creativity, from so many different angles, that its almost guaranteed to draw on the heartstrings of almost every woman and many a man. As a male, I was shocked at understanding the feelings that we are capable of triggering in our female counterparts. I loved Naked Desires. There were times that I was deeply moved and saddened; others when I laughed and almost wanted to recite the poem out loud because of its innate musical character; others when I was enamored with the variety of imagery and techniques used by a first time author. Warning: Like a good roller coaster, Naked Desires is not for the faint of heart, but for those who want to ride, it¿s a trip you¿ll always remember.