A Bowhunter in God's Cathedral: Poems and Prose

A Bowhunter in God's Cathedral: Poems and Prose

by Dale A. Swanson
A Bowhunter in God's Cathedral: Poems and Prose

A Bowhunter in God's Cathedral: Poems and Prose

by Dale A. Swanson



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Years of wandering the woodlands, swamps, hills, and farmlands in search of the elusive whitetail deer have brought me closer to recognizing the presence of God in the magnificence of His creation. It is impossible to canoe a remote river, camp for an evening on a northern lake, or walk through deep woods without feeling His presence.

When I do any of these things, I realize that I am truly a guest inside God's Cathedral, and thankfulness overwhelms me.

"Hunter" is a word that implies a living entity looking for something of perceived value, normally hidden, or lost, that must be sought after.

The hunter is seeking- as an animal hunts for food.

"Bowhunter" more closely defines a human seeking any number of things encountered while exploring open spaces. The term is applied to man, woman, or child, without identifying the goal which will make their hunt a success. I offer my thoughts, and I expect the vast majority of bowhunters will agree with my reasons for going afield with bow and arrow.

The anticipation of the camaraderie experienced among good friends, or the simple joy experienced while alone, sharing with your soul the silence and remoteness of a place I call, "God's Cathedral".

A place where untold riches are revealed to those who seek.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781737284307
Publisher: Dale A. Swanson
Publication date: 05/29/2021
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 52
File size: 773 KB

About the Author

Dale is a published author, poet, screenwriter, and playwright. His historical novel, The Thirty-ninth Man, released by North Star Press in 2013, made the Star Tribune "Best book read" in 2013. The sequel, Tears Of Sorrow, was released in June 2018. His fantasy chapter book, The Wild Ways, Mystery of the Hanging Tower, for nine to ninety-year-old readers, was published in 2015; he has had poetry included in two annual stage productions by the Bloomington Arts Council, and two of his radio plays have been performed live and aired statewide. Mr. Swanson's screenplay, Creation Story, was filmed for the non-profit, Native Strong ARC. His list of genres in book format has expanded to poetry with the release of his chapbook, A Bowhunter In God's Cathedral.

Table of Contents

"A Dream Shall Lead Me


Day's Foundation


Minnesota Summer Squall

Last Evening

God's Glory

Front Row


Blessed Memories

Midnight on the Fourth Day

Boundary Waters Doe

God's Jewel Box

The Ritual


The Hunter

The Liege

The Arc



Autumn Sunset

A Year After My Death"

Excerpt From: D.A. Swanson. "A Bowhunter in God's Cathedral." Apple Books. 

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