freewebs.com/barbaraspringMy book of poetry, The Wilderness Within is about the inner and outer worlds: people, places, sounds, dreams. Poetry comes from a mysterious place. I can't explain it, yet these poems stream through me.
I wrote my non fiction book, The Dynamic Great Lakes to share some of the important information I have learned over the years, even before the first Earth Day. The book has a search inside feature on Amazon.com with key words, reading levels etc. Above all, it is a book that encourages people to take care of the planet. It's the only one we have.
Now Available Sophia's Lost and Found: Poems of Above and Below
Here is what a reviewer has to say about my newest book:
"Soon Venus blazes in an indigo sky
and leaves her silver footsteps
in the still lake below.
Through with beauty."
These phrases, selected at random, catch the author's deep responses to
the myriad worlds within the world. She looks down and sensitively
describes the treasures beneath her feet, but is ready to look up as
well, toward the mysteries hidden among the stars-poems of above and
below. These are dedicated to the ever-new yet ancient wisdom of
Sophia-the very embodiment of wisdom-whom the poet herself subtly
embodies, as her descriptions in her writings reveal, reaching out as
they do into the varied aspects of existence.
My two great loves are nature and poetry. Nature feeds me and my poetry flows from it.
Here is a haiku from Sophia's Lost and Found:
Crystals grab the sand
overnight below the stars
shelf ice rims the shore.