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Poetry Corner: Salt and Light

Poetry Corner on Mustard Seed Sentinel
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Salt and Light

Light of the world

by Joanne Troppello

NaCl, sodium chloride, table salt,

adding flavor.

UV rays, ultraviolet, sunlight,

giving life.

Salt of the earth

light of the world.

Two ingredients

meshed together.

Tools of the trade

for some, this salt

and light.

The hill city cannot

be hidden, its light

shines, shines bright

and steadfast.

Covered by a bowl,

never would a lamp

be, lampshade maybe

but not hidden by

a dark bowl.

Adding flavor and giving light,

shining before men.

© Joanne Troppello


About the Poet

Joanne Troppello is an author, writer, and poet. She is the publisher of the online Christian lifestyle magazine, Mustard Seed Sentinel.

Connect with Joanne on Twitter. You can find Joanne on these social media channels—Twitter, Facebook, Parler, Spreely, and Clouthub—with the same username, @JoanneTroppello—and @joannetroppello.mseedsentinel on Instagram. Visit the Mustard Seed Sentinel YouTube Channel.

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