Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Barnes & Noble and Amazon have all of my Books

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/c/barbara-spring Barnes & Noble has my books: The Dynamic Great Lakes a critically acclaimed book about changes in the Great Lakes of North America; The Wilderness Within, a book of poetry and essays; Sophia's Lost and Found: Poems of Above and Below.

Between Sweetwater and Sand is a book of love poems for Planet Earth and her living tapestries of plants, birds, fish and animals that live on sands, forests, in airstreams and living waters.

Barbara Spring lives on the shoreline of Lake Michigan.  She has published articles and poems in numerous newspapers and magazines and on the www.  She taught poetry to gifted children and taught writing classes and liberal studies at Grand Valley State University. 

Her published books include: The Dynamic Great Lakes, a critically acclaimed a non-fiction book about changes in the Great Lakes; The Wilderness Within, a book of poems and essays about wild places; and Sophia’s Lost and Found: Poems of Above and Below. This book celebrates wisdom and mourns the times when Sophia is lost.  

My books are also available on Amazon.com:

 http://www.amazon.com/Barbara-Spring/e/B002PI5IQQ  Here is a link to my books and a couple of my videos.

Excerpted from Between Sweetwater and Sand

Peasant Dance by Pieter Breugel

Birds of Paradise

Birds of paradise dance
to impress the opposite sex something like
Pieter Breughel’s “Peasant Dance.”
The men folk dance
kick legs in the air—their very large feet.
Sturdy men display their colors: red, black, white
(one wears a long black sword)
a small curved horn on the ground.
Village square? Tropical jungle?
A bird of paradise makes strange sounds--
the bag piper with his cheeks puffed out
squeezes out weird music for the dance.
Hands reach out toward each other.
They want. They want. They all want something.
A woman with a red purse hands
bread to a child.
A man and a woman kiss on the lips--
earthen jugs passed around.

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