Friday, February 5, 2016

Book Review: Upon Your Canvas by Paul Goldman

I was in a poetry mood tonight, so I went to my TBR pile and pulled this book out. I'm so glad that I did. Mr. Goldman writes spiritual poetry that takes you out of yourself and makes you want to strive for better. This is a fairly quick read, but I often stopped on certain lines to think further about what was being said and how I interpreted the words. It is an emotional journey that is ably enhanced by the paintings interspersed throughout the book. The artist is Natosha Keefer and I would be remiss if I didn't mention her work and how well it matches the poems.
There is much to choose from here, but I especially liked the title poem, Upon Your Canvas, Syncopation, This Reverent Madness, Live Simply, Have You Ever, Believe Anything, and I Am Who You Are. Truthfully, there were not many poems that I did not enjoy reading. I heartily recommend this book for when you would like to delve just a little further into your own heart and mind. It is well worth it.

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