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Through a Dark Wood

a photograph by Sonja Bingen

Path in Woods

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Forgiveness

by Ethel Mortenson Davis

Before you come
into the wilderness
you must leave
your anger and hate
behind you.

You must open your heart
and extend your arms

before you can see
the new ground-cover plants
whose leaves feel
like a baby’s skin.

Look!
A yellow swallowtail.

She is leading us
through the shaded trees
and wants us to follow.

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In Sonja Bingen’s Backyard

In Sonja's Backyard

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June 8, 2017 · 8:15 am

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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