About the Book
Influenced by Robert Frost, the author of this book of nature, nostalgia, and song poems presents a collection of 62 poems, plus 20 libretto excerpts from five oratorios.
The section on Wisdom is inspirited by a Creator, Mother Nature, or a Mind above all other minds, which fill us with marvel at the intricate weaving of seasons, breath, mist, life...nearly everything we've come to know as nature.
The section on Love includes nostalgic and narrative poems, and others based on the stories told to the author by friends.
The section on Song includes poems regarding composers, a child drummer, psalms and excerpts from the librettos.
Richard F. Bansemer, librettist for five oratorios and ten books, has served as a pastor and bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America since 1966. Richard is a graduate of Newberry College (1962) and Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary (1966), and holds honorary Doctor of Divinity Degrees from Roanoke College and Newberry College. He and his wife Mary Ann have three sons, John, Aaron, and Andrew, and five grandchildren, Katherine, Emily, Phillip, Micah and Nathan.