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A Country Life: A Collection of Poems Arthur Elfstrom

A Country Life: A Collection of Poems

Arthur Elfstrom

Published August 28th 2015
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Kindle Edition
166 pages
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 About the Book 

Arthur Theodore Elfstrom (1906-1980) was a master storyteller. His medium was poetry. A Country Life, is the book that he always wanted to publish when he was alive. In its pages you will see the memories of a boy growing up a Michigan farm. TheseMoreArthur Theodore Elfstrom (1906-1980) was a master storyteller. His medium was poetry. A Country Life, is the book that he always wanted to publish when he was alive. In its pages you will see the memories of a boy growing up a Michigan farm. These poems will inspire and encourage you.Art was a man of deep faith. His poems reflect that faith. He loved Jesus with all of his heart. He loved his wife. He loved his daughters. He loved his sons-in-law. And he loved his grandchildren. It was his faith in Christ that was his beacon of light in the darkest of days, his compass on the journey of life, and his hope for eternity.The pages herein contain the poems of a man who was continually in awe of the creative genius of God. The poems cover the beautiful themes of family, faith, discovery, nature, scrumptious food, boyhood adventures, busy towns, and sleepy meadows. Farmers, their wives, rascally sons, a hermit, pet rabbits and trusty horses all play prominent roles in the narrative of the poetry. Each poem tells a story of a time when the pace of life was simpler. Families were in tune with each other- not continually connected to electronic devices. Relationships with friends and neighbors mattered. Shared meals, piping hot coffee, hard work, and prayer were part of everyday life for the Swedish immigrants living on a farm near Grand Rapids, Michigan.Enjoy . . . A Country Life.