Now I See
The amazing grace of poetry is how it allows us to reflect on our life experiences, to seek the deeper meaning there. In Now I See, poet Sandra Leon-Gonzalez pulls back the curtains on her past, present, and future to let the sunlight pour in. "Widen the scope of your vision. / Look deeper beyond Earth's wreath," she tells us, "And know that some things hidden in darkness / Are just beauty evolving underneath." That's the sweet sound that pulls this collection forward-this sense of evolution and revolution-transforming the pain of the lost into the comfort of the found. It's the perspective that comes with looking down from above, the bird's-eye of faith and love. "Open yourself to a bigger picture- / A panoramic point of view," she says. The poems in Sandra Leon-Gonzalez's Now I See look long and hard for truth, but what they really find is home.