Five Poems About The Nature of Love

Nina Serrano’s Poems from Heart Strong

Nina Serrano, 2014, from The Nature of Love

Nina Serrano, 2014, from The Nature of Love

These poems just had to be recorded. They investigate life’s most important theme: love.  As a child I was told that “God is Love” and that seems to have stuck in my psyche.  This selection of love poems from my 2014 Pen Oakland award winning book Heart Strong is a celebration of love while exploring it’s nature.   If you are lucky and live long enough, heart break eventually fades, and love can become much stronger in you and more steadfast. My three books in the Heart Suite trilogy follow the heart from Heart Songs, to Heart’s Journey to Heart Strong.

This video presents live performances of five poems about love from Heart Strong, Selected Poems 2000-2012 by Nina Serrano. The video created by Paul Richards with production assistance by Eileen McGregor and includes the music of Kirk McNaught and Randy Shapiro, for which I am very grateful.  Shot in Ft. Bragg, California in the foggy summer of 2014, it features these poems: The Nature of Love, Lost, Final Words, Splendid Summer (octo), and Fearless Love.  Heart Strong is available as an eBook and paperback.

I hope you enjoy the video. Please let me know what you think.

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About Nina Serrano

Nina is a well-known, international prize-winning inspirational author and poet. With a focus on Latino history and culture, she is also a playwright, filmmaker, KPFA talk show host, a former Alameda County Arts Commissioner, and a co-founder of the San Francisco Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts. Oakland Magazine’s “best local poet” in 2010, she is a former director of the San Francisco Poetry in the Schools program and the Bay Area’s Storytellers in the Schools program. A Latina activist for social justice, women’s rights, and the arts, Nina Serrano at 84 remains vitally engaged in inspiring change and exploring her abundant creativity. For more information go to or contact her publisher at For more detailed information about Nina see About Nina on her website.


Five Poems About The Nature of Love — 7 Comments

  1. hey, Nina, are you standing in front of Cleone Lake?? that’s my ‘hood! love the video and your poems. looking forward to seeing you before too long. xoxo

  2. i’ve stopped in midst of the days hussle and bustle to focus on your voice and poetry. Better that meditation Love Me and my greedy heart echoes in brain. Yes, love me. I love you. You are a spirit and a muse!
    Happy Poetry month, no fools we!!

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