This book is dedicated to celebrating love with you – in a meditative space and inspired by the beauty of the Adriatic Sea.
We usually think of love in its romantic sense, in all its bliss and its drama. We can spend a whole lifetime chasing after what we believe love should look like. The intention of this book is to transmit a broader, deeper and more elaborate idea of what love is or can be, beyond the stereotypes or our conditioned ideas of it. It provides a contemplative and practical path to opening ourselves to the deeper, abundant and multi-faceted experience of love.
In this book you will find 50 short poems, each a poetic transmission of 50 faces of love. The poems are connected to one another to build the story of two people living together very closely on a sailing boat – and on the adventure of their relationship under these conditions. The beautiful pictures you will find with some of the poems where taken in Italy, Croatia, and Greece. They illustrate certain shades of love from an additional angle. The book is available to you to nourish your heart and soul and to encourage you to continue your own journey of love with courage and delight.
I’m interested in your experience of the book.
What did the „Shades“ touch in you?
What are your very own and unique shades of love?
This book is also available through a number of other bookstores — simply google “Nina Koren 50 Shades of Love”
I feel as tender as the skin of my lower back,
as soft as the hollow spaces along my vertebrae
which remind me of the trembling nostrils of young horses.
We embark on our journey.
My body is steadily swayed by the waves.
Wind and sea capriciously begin washing my soul.
The essential will remain.
My breathing spans the space
from the horizon to my tender lungs.
My alveoli reach out to the sun.
This earth is big enough
to hold my inner agitation
in the vastness of its space.