“Love poems, at their finest, remind us of what is indestructible in ourselves and our world. In this fine collection of ecstatic poetry—alternately addressed to her dear, departed husband and the Divine—Jardeleza’s undying love poems demonstrate that, in the immortal words of Ezra Pound: ‘What thou lovest well remains, / the rest is dross / What thou lov’st well shall not be reft from thee / What thou lov’st well is thy true heritage.’”
—Yahia Lababidi, author of Where Epics Fail
“This baring and sharing of Lolita’s soul-in-love is definitely a must read for all who would dare to plunge into the sea of love in all its glorious reality and splendor!”
—Enid Sevilla, Loyola Productions, Inc.
“Seventy years. Seventy extraordinary poems about relationships—spousal, filial, relationship with oneself; and informing everything, relationship with the Creator. The pieces focus on day-to-day life, but the collection also challenges us to rediscover, participate, and celebrate in the mystical in the ordinary.”
—Paul Jackson, author of A Moment in Paradise
“In Eternal Love, Lolita Jardeleza’s wise, generous poems trace her long marriage to her beloved Jack. She describes their love ‘like a star—a quiet, shining certitude.’ . . . Hers is a voice of gratitude and grace.”
—Margaret Mackinnon, author of The Invented Child