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Looking Out at Lake Michigan at Cave Point

a photograph by Will Bingen, our grandson

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New Publications

Ethel and I have both had new publications. Ethel just appeared in the Blue Heron Review with her poem, “Laborer”. You can see the poem in this wonderful online publication at https://blueheronreview.com/blue-heron-review-issue-7-winter-2017.

I just had a sonnet published by Bramble Lit Magazine online. “An Elder’s Prayer” can be found here: http://www.wfop.org/an-elders-prayer. Ethel had one of her best poems in the last issue of Bramble, “Love Song” that was announced earlier in fourwindowspress.com. It is being published by the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets and is a really exciting development.

“An Elder’s Prayer” is part of a sonnet cycle that I am working on about the water keepers at Standing Rock in North Dakota.

My new book, The Weirding, A Dragon Epic, is still in the process of being published by Bennison Books in Britain. I really hope some of our readers will consider reading books by other fine Bennison authors.

Both Ethel and I have also been notified that we will have poems in a new anthology, Indra’s Net that Bennison Books is putting together. Ethel will have three poems in the anthology. I will have two poems.

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Wisconsin Spring

Photograph by Sonja Bingen

Wisconsin in Spring

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Lighthouse in Winter

a photograph by Sonja Bingen, our daughter

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An Elder’s Prayer

by Thomas Davis

They frack the earth. Drills fly into the soil
And whirl through rock, a stream of chemicals
Shot down into the shale, the oracles
Of business, profit, subjugation, oil
Enraptured by technology, the coil
Inside the engine driving humankind,
The writ of progress, greed, force sealed and signed.
The oilmen say, we need the fracked-up oil.

An elder walks into the winter cold
And kneels beside a frozen lake and lifts
His arms toward dark clouds, his spirit bold
Enough to recognize creation’s gifts.

“The radiance of water, soil, and sky,”
He sang. “Is in a baby’s first-breath cry.”

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In Memoriam, Kevin Davis, Our Son February 16, 1982 – July 23, 2010

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a photograph taken by Kevin in Paris

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Potowatomi Woods

a photograph by Ethel Mortenson Davis

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