"Light Up the World" by Mark Simpson is a collection of poetry and prose that seeks to enlighten the reader.
Each of the thirteen chapters includes a thematic poem and a follow up essay. One that struck me is "Moving On."
I’m moving on to other things
For in my heart a songbird sings
So this goodbye is harder still
For it knows love and bears no ill”
The following prose goes on to discuss change and how choosing different options in our lives can be both positive and negative. The newness can bring fresh outlooks that might otherwise have been missed. This was a powerful section.
Other sections include: Awake, Follow Your Heart, Courage, Silence, Darkness, Rising, Soul, Creativity, True Nature, Inspiration, Light Up the World, and Love and Beyond.
These thirteen sections each highlight a spirituality found within quiet moments of self-reflection. The poet has done a lovely job of incorporating poetry in his prose.
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