Unless you live under a rock, you know tomorrow is Valentines Day. Whether that fills your heart with joy or disgust is a non-issue. Maybe you have fun plans. Maybe you don’t.
Well, I, for one, will be spending my Valentine’s Day on a blind date . . . with a book–haha! What did you think I was going to say? Anyway, Blind Date with a Book is an event hosted by my local library that connects readers with potentially good reads. Mine was identified as a science fiction novel, but it’s all wrapped up. Crossing my fingers, my book’s a good one . . . but if it’s anything like the blind dates I’ve gone on in the past, it’s probably going to be a let down . . . and if that’s the case, I’ll be turning to some poetry by Pamela Beckford.
If you don’t have plans for the holiday, I’d strongly recommend some romantic reading by Pamela Beckford. Her 3rd solo poetry collection Love Aflame is available now on Amazon. In this collection, she uses various poetic forms to illustrate how love can set the heart on fire and, on the flip-side, how that same love can turn to ashes. According to Pamela, “Poetry is an expression from deep within the soul. It can be therapeutic and healing. It can bring out all the best or the worst in life.” Her own poetry comes from the heart, not the head. In every poem, she leaves a piece of her soul for the readers to embrace.
Some reviews for her poetry:
“Pamela’s poems are refreshing since they are truly written from the heart. She has a gift of writing a poem that speaks to each person’s heart and emotions.”
“Breathtaking. That singular word – breathtaking – is the best one-word description of “Dreams of Love” by Pamela Beckford that kept coming to mind as I lingered within the pages.”
“These are not just words strung together in forms. Somehow she manages to share huge and deep emotions with two words – or one. ”
“Pamela’s poetry is diverse and creative. Lyrical without self-conscious fluff. Quiet confidence in her abilities with the various forms.”
More about the author:
Pamela Beckford has been writing poetry for about two years. She began writing with the encouragement of a couple of friends and has found that it has taken over her mind. She is a nonprofit CEO and enjoys reading with children on a regular basis. She lives in northern Indiana (Howdy fellow Hoosier!) where she devotes her life to others through her job and her family. Pam is someone I’ve had the pleasure of following on social media for some time now. Check out her blog or follow her on Twitter.
For some romantic holiday-appropriate reading, please check out her collections and set your heart aflame! Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!