In a love letter to the Midwest, Heidi Elaine Hermanson writes of discovery, heartbreak, and redemption in the natural accumulation of her life as a poet. Inspired by a sense of longing for whatever comes next and for wherever life may take us, Waking to the Dream takes readers on a road-trip (figuratively and literally). Inspired heavily by the relationships we create together and rooted in imagery of place, Hermanson gives readers a sense of home in the search.
The Lure Of Orange
Because you can stay mum, my love,
I will show you a secret, here behind the hill.
Bring a rope. Bring a bottle of foreboding,
a flashlight, a blindfold. Bring a gun.
Everything vanishes by tomorrow.
There are long shadows in the nearby valley.
Published by Stephen F. Austin University Press