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Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite
Twilight: Awaking the Stars: Poems of the Night's Light by Gary W. Burns is an exquisite collection of poems that will captivate readers with their beauty, timelessness, serenity, and spirituality. The poems are calming and capture the beauty of twilight, night, and nature in an appealing way that will make readers dream. The poems speak of humanness, wholeness, well being, love, charm, balance, and peace, and will take readers into a realm of magic where the calmness of the Universe bathes them in a cloak of faith, hope, contentment, and wholeness. These starlit verses are magical, whimsical, and will make all poetry lovers take a break from their mundane lives and dream, dream, and dream. As the poet says: "If you listen close you'll hear the breath of life near, the sound of love, sincere."
The poems are simple, minimalist, but with underlying meaning and insights that will help readers to reflect and dream with the poet lovingly. The poems usher readers gently into the night and help them switch off from the business of daily lives, giving them a sense of belonging and comfort as they appreciate the beauty of twilight, the night sky filled with the stars and the moon. The author's expressions reveal his love for nature and its beauty, and he chooses just enough words to express himself instead of making them cliched and repetitive. It is definitely a book for all poetry lovers and it will leave them starry-eyed just like the first poem in the collection, 'Prelude.'