From: Andrew Dumbrille <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sun, Mar 26, 2017 at 11:08 AM
Subject: always on my mind
To: akka janssen <email@example.com>
You’re not far from my thoughts most moments,
always on my mind.
When the wind blows, a memory dances by of you
When the light on the creek shines, an image of you comes to mind
When a bird song catches my ear, a thought of you appears.
You’re always on my mind
Poetry by Akka from Lee (Snackamain)
…I went back and looked at Akkas glorious emails and created these poems straight from her writing, with very little editing. Lisa Cupolo – Bausch
Oiseau at Lake Superior
By Akka Janssen (Lisa Cupolo)
I am that person howling with you at the moon
Yet we couldn't see it, we didn't move one step.
That was you too on those rocks looking out over Superior
taking your clothes off and jumping in.
We're still there, an invisible string,
A straight line connecting us to it,
Think of the thousands of lines connecting us
to every point and every person we've ever been.
Reflections on Akka Janssen
1956 – 2017
by Alfred Von Mirbach
Words will never capture Akka’s gentle, quiet and profound essence or spirit, but maybe these reflections can at least give hints at how her presence played such an important role in shaping the path of my life.
These reflection are in no particular order, and cover both “events” that she played a part in, and “concepts” she helped me to grasp and embrace.
Magic at Crotch Lake. Akka and I did an overnight canoe trip on Crotch Lake, in the peak of fall colour change. (more…)