This is such an awesome book of poems written by Patricia Ann Farnsworth-Simpson. In some sense, it’s written with a touch of historical background, which one could consider as an autobiography. She discusses her two weddings, the passing of her first husband, and praises for her wonderful children. Being married to her second husband, Tony, for forty-eight years, is such a great blessing to Patricia and her family. Patricia demonstrates a great amount of joy and love for her family members and her parents. Her pets are also a part of the family, as she demonstrates with pride in her poem, “All Our Pets in Heaven.”
This poetry book also includes a variety of poetic forms. One of the most striking is, “Patricia’s Harmony.” The coining of this form comes from Christina R. Jussaume, Patricia’s friend and another great poet, who has written a variety of poetry books. The poem starts with peace and ends with love. Patricia’s poem, “When Two Hearts Beat as One,” speaks to the essence of love. It also ends with, “Love makes the world go round.”
“Now and Then,” is written in the quatrain format with a wonderful rhyming sequence. Her reflection is wonderful and addresses her garden, karaoke singing, her friends around the corner, and wonderful words from her granny. “Growing Pain” parallels the above poem; it also reflects on life, and speaks to how life moves along in different growing stages.
Her love for God speaks with such grace throughout the book in a variety of poems. Her faith highly articulates her outlook and love for God. Her praise flows with great reverence and grace; thus demonstrating her faith for God. The Gard-Angels healing group, currently in France is also a pillow of strength to her soul.
The motifs she uses throughout the book are just wonderful. Each one also enhances the poem it represents and brings out their themes in a clear fashion. Patricia is the founder of Poetry and Publishing, which is in the UK. She is currently helping poets around the world with publishing their poem and poetry books. This is an awesome book to read. It demonstrates great motivation and consists of praises for her Creator.