Marguerite Guzmán Bouvard is a citizen of the earth. Across cultures and languages, wars and Illnesses, brief intense joys and relentless sufferint, her poems radiate compassion and a universal humanity. The Light That Shines Inside Us, in its plainspoken spiritual strength, is a radical affirmation of timeless values.
—Stephen Kessler, Author of Scratch Pegasus.
With this profound collection, The Light That Shines Inside Us, Marguerite Guzmán Bouvard offers us a rare exposition of the mind, hearth and soul. Bouvard's poems aretender and spiritual, personal and propheric; they are packed with powerful narratives and lyric meditations that are the light and the dark of the World's Empire. Her heart and moral intelligence express to us how the earth unfolds. Her words will break your heart, ad heal your soul. As she speaks to us in "Monet's Hommage," There are no beginnigns, on endings/no boundaries in the abundane/of meadows, wisterias rising/below a bridge in blazing stalagmites./Rock formations throh/in the writhing seas. The earth/is sacred. Its powerful visions/call to us in a dark world. I loved this journey and I am sure you will too.
—Preston H. Hood, author of The Hallelujah of Listening, 2012 Main Literary Award Winner for Poetry