Writings & Poetry

Writings & Poetry

I dedicate this beginning collection of simple writings to the greatest gift that God has given me in this life: my wife and children. Their love and support though the many trials we have faced in our sojourn together have been my strength and joy. Thank you. I thank God every day for you.

It is my hope and prayer that these short essays and verses may lead the readers to see – even if only a little bit – more clearly the wonder of the creation around us. I have the unique privilege of working almost daily in the dunes along the shore of one of our greatest natural wonders, the Great Lakes. The more I learn, I realize that there is much more that I do not know.

I have spent most of my life within a couple of miles of Lake Michigan’s eastern shore. I hope that the sense of awe I used to feel as a child has not dimmed with time. Of that, I guess only you can be the judge.
I greatly value your comments. Please feel free to contact me at:

Deane Wassink
14828 Barry St.
Holland, MI 49424

You can e-mail me at: deanewassink@hotmail.com

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May God grant that we taste of His greatness, power and wisdom as we contemplate what He has created in the fascinating out-of-doors. So many flowers – so little time. See you outside!

Deane Wassink

Essays & Poems

 Essays: Poems:
1. Splendid Grass “Death and Life”
2. Singing Sands “Singing Sands”
3. The King…of butterflies “Monarch”
4. The Preying Lion “Protection”
5. Signs of Passing “Jesus’ Tracks”
6. Graceful Seagulls “Like the Seagull”
7. The Changing Shore “In Thee”
8. The Mighty Wind
9. April Awakening “April Wonder”
10. Sweeter Than Honey
11. Peril and Hope “Light of Hope”
12. Nesting Swallows
13. Hairy Puccoon? “Open My Eyes”
14. Silent Friends
15. Derelict “Letting Go”
16. The Setting Sun’s Promise “The Golden Sunset”
17. Finding Fulgurites “Treasure”
18. Farewells “Sailing Home”
19. Autumn’s Color “Forest Message”
20. Agates and Oaks “The Creator’s Reflection”
21. Christmas on the Coast “A Savior Came That Day”
22. Of Boats and Birds “Keeper of the Deep”
23. Adaptability
24. Death Groaning
25. Fibonacci Order
26. Fire! Sacred Flame
27. Fishing Report
28. Grandma’s Roses Grandma’s Roses
29. Hidden Life Lost Lamb
30. Hummingbird Warrior
31. Ice and Snow Snow
32. Karner Blue His Face I See
33. Keeper of the Deep
34. Log Cock Lord God
35. Morels
36. On Eagle’s Wings On Eagle’s Wings
37. Passenger Pigeon I Hear His Voice
38. Perspective Knowing
39. Seiche Don’t Come to My Church
40. Song of the Kirtland’s Warbler Kirtland’s Song
41. Storms The Plea of the Wayward Son
42. Sugartime Sugartime
43. The Battle I: Plants Lifted Up
44. The Battle II: The Water The Battle
45. The Battle III: Man Faith’s Reality
46. The Lighthouse on the Harbor
47. Tree Harvest Daily Praise
48. Winter Sleigh Ride Sleigh Ride