Friday, August 22, 2014

Books by Barbara Spring

Sophia's Lost and Found  click the link for information about books by Barbara Spring

Three books of poems and one non-fiction: The Dynamic Great Lakes


 above: The Wilderness Within: poetry                                    

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Plein Air Painting Lake Michigan Beach

My watercolor of a sandpiper and seagull on a very windy day on Lake Michigan.  This is a plein air painting.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

James Lenfenstey Declaims Chinese Poetry  click the link

 I was at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island recently where Minnesota poet and scholar, James Lenfenstey gave a lecture and read poems by two Chinese poets.  Fortunately, the poems were translated from Chinese to English.

He gives these talks on Tuesdays at this elegant hotel and they are free to the public.

A scene from Mackinac Island

Wednesday, July 23, 2014


Geese filled fields and apple fragrant orchards
Fruit stands bursting bins—
Bees tumble in velvet blooms
Gather sweetness, fly through honeyed air.
Grapes hang heavy on vines, purple, red and green.
Such sweetness asks you to breathe out blessings there.
Salmon streak streams with silver
And hunters lie in twilight darkening

Waiting for swift white tail deer.