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I, The Wind eBook of Inspirational Poetry with Photography by J. L. Fleckenstein

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This listing is for an eBook I have published featuring poetry written by my father, accompanied by photographs I have shot around our historic, picturesque farm in Upstate New York.

Shortly after I married and moved to this beautiful farm, my parents came for a Christmas visit along with my son and daughter (they are young adults). My father brought a folder with his poetry, and we read through some of his poems while they were here. He and I talked about how lovely it would be to publish a book sometime with his poems and my photography, and so the concept of this book took root.

A couple of years alter they all came here again for a vacation in June, and we all spent a very magical week together with the most perfect, spectacular weather you could hope for.

At that time, my father was undergoing chemotherapy; he was diagnosed with prostate cancer about eleven years ago. When he came for that visit, none of us knew how the chemotherapy was going to turn out, and we all wanted to make sure that we lived that one magical week to the fullest while we all had the opportunity to be together.

My father got to drive my husband's tractor and help tend to our large lawn -- my son also had a hand at driving the tractor during that visit. My father had not been on a tractor since he was a young man living on a farm in North Carolina, so it was wonderful for him to have that opportunity.

While they all were here we worked together to plant our first-ever pumpkin patch, with six varieties of pumpkins. We also built a crude but artistic signpost, which we put up over the pumpkin patch. My son and daughter and I hand painted, "Sincere Pumpkin Patch" on the sign in a childish hand, to make the signpost look like it was put together by children.

The pumpkin harvest from the Sincere Pumpkin Patch that year was gorgeous, and we all felt it was a great reflection of those magic days we shared in June.

My father passed away in early August of last year (2012) and I am committed to doing what I can to see that his poetry and other writings are available and read by people so they might feel inspired and uplifted by his lovely words.

This eBook contains thirteen of his poems and fourteen of my specially selected photographs.

If you would like a beautiful, full-cover hardback version of this book you may purchase one for $26 by contacting me via "convo" at Etsy. I will set up a reserved listing for you. The hardback book is small (6" x 9") and rather slim, but expensive to print. There is very little profit on the hardback book, but is is so lovely that I want people to have it in their hands and on their coffee tables or desks -- so I am making it available. I have to special order them one at a time for now, so there is about a two week lead time between when you order one and when it can be shipped. Worth the wait, in my humble opinion.

The book is also available for Kindle, but I cannot sell for Kindle via Etsy so you will have to search your Kindle store if you want to go that route. I am very happy with how beautiful the photographs look on my Kindle reader in black & white, Kindle style. It is the same price on Kindle as the eBook is here.

I hope you enjoy this book, the poetry especially.

~firefly
This listing is for an eBook I have published featuring poetry written by my father, accompanied by photographs I have shot around our historic, picturesque farm in Upstate New York.

Shortly after I married and moved to this beautiful farm, my parents came for a Christmas visit along with my son and daughter (they are young adults). My father brought a folder with his poetry, and we read through some of his poems while they were here. He and I talked about how lovely it would be to publish a book sometime with his poems and my photography, and so the concept of this book took root.

A couple of years alter they all came here again for a vacation in June, and we all spent a very magical week together with the most perfect, spectacular weather you could hope for.

At that time, my father was undergoing chemotherapy; he was diagnosed with prostate cancer about eleven years ago. When he came for that visit, none of us knew how the chemotherapy was going to turn out, and we all wanted to make sure that we lived that one magical week to the fullest while we all had the opportunity to be together.

My father got to drive my husband's tractor and help tend to our large lawn -- my son also had a hand at driving the tractor during that visit. My father had not been on a tractor since he was a young man living on a farm in North Carolina, so it was wonderful for him to have that opportunity.

While they all were here we worked together to plant our first-ever pumpkin patch, with six varieties of pumpkins. We also built a crude but artistic signpost, which we put up over the pumpkin patch. My son and daughter and I hand painted, "Sincere Pumpkin Patch" on the sign in a childish hand, to make the signpost look like it was put together by children.

The pumpkin harvest from the Sincere Pumpkin Patch that year was gorgeous, and we all felt it was a great reflection of those magic days we shared in June.

My father passed away in early August of last year (2012) and I am committed to doing what I can to see that his poetry and other writings are available and read by people so they might feel inspired and uplifted by his lovely words.

This eBook contains thirteen of his poems and fourteen of my specially selected photographs.

If you would like a beautiful, full-cover hardback version of this book you may purchase one for $26 by contacting me via "convo" at Etsy. I will set up a reserved listing for you. The hardback book is small (6" x 9") and rather slim, but expensive to print. There is very little profit on the hardback book, but is is so lovely that I want people to have it in their hands and on their coffee tables or desks -- so I am making it available. I have to special order them one at a time for now, so there is about a two week lead time between when you order one and when it can be shipped. Worth the wait, in my humble opinion.

The book is also available for Kindle, but I cannot sell for Kindle via Etsy so you will have to search your Kindle store if you want to go that route. I am very happy with how beautiful the photographs look on my Kindle reader in black & white, Kindle style. It is the same price on Kindle as the eBook is here.

I hope you enjoy this book, the poetry especially.

~firefly

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