Tag Archives: waves

Lake Michigan as the Sun Goes Down

a photograph by Sonja Bingen, our daughter

Lake Michican in Sunlight

9 Comments

Filed under Art, Photography

Green Bay at Sunset

a photograph by William Bingen, our grandson

Green Bay by William

7 Comments

Filed under Art, Photography

The Waters

a love poem by Thomas Davis

The waters have come clear to my soul.
I have sunk into the abyss of deep waters.
Like the currants clustered upon the vines
I have taken nourishment from the leaves
and roots of the earth.

Song O song of my love into the deepest night,
eyes dark like pebbles on the bottom of the sea,
Can you not hear the waves running like elephants,
gray and huge, as they crash on the rocks of the shore?

The waters have come clear to the soul.
I have sunk into the abyss of deep waters.
Like the currants clustered upon the vines
I have taken my nourishment from the leaves
and roots of the earth.

12 Comments

Filed under Poetry, Thomas Davis

Rocky Shore

a photograph by Sonja Bingen

Note: Along the shores of Lake Michigan

6 Comments

Filed under Art, Photography

Lake Michigan: November Waves

a photograph by Sonja Bingen

1 Comment

Filed under Art, Photography

Sonnet 12

by Thomas Davis

Before we reached the bank two twelve year olds
were on the water in the good canoe.
Both Brand and I looked at our sons1, their coup
apparent as they grinned at us, both bold
enough to know that, ten feet out, they controlled
the moment even though the wind still blew
and rain was falling hard, the clouds a stew
of swirling turbulence and cold.

“Okay,” Brand said. Inside the inlet, calm
prevailed, but as we went into the lake
the waves were higher than our heads. The qualms
I’d had at seeing youngsters make their break
to manhood with a crazymad aplomb
unmanned me–as they left me in their wake.

1 Brand Windmiller and his son, Jesse, and Kevin.

5 Comments

Filed under Poetry, Thomas Davis