For Rainy Mondays and Other Dry Spells Author:Fred Bauer Though this is Fred Bauer's first book of poetry--he calls it "a collection of interrupted musings"--it is far from the first recognition of his talent. Over the last few years, his poems have been published in several books, appeared in national publications and been aired over network radio and television by such people as Arthur Godfrey, Ten... more »nessee Ernie Ford and Kate Smith.
As the title indicates, there is a light quality about the selections in this volume, but beneath the playfulness there is often a profound statement, a truth that uplifts challenges, warms, reveals. The most simple event--a hike in the woods, an injured dog, a widow sweeping her walk, kite flying in the fog--becomes special in the author's caring hands. Adela Rogers St. Johns made note of this fact when she said, "Whatever Fred Bauer writes about--God, man, cats, living--he cares about it. And you. That's why I always look forward to a visit from him." You'll know what she is talking about after you've visited with Fred Bauer through the pages of this book.« less