Arts and Activism
Arts and Education
by Emily Hiestand
--Peconic Bay, Long Island
The ten o'clock train whistle blows
We could say the cicadas are women,
And the whistle calls to all, signalling
Love's own keen eyes see the polished rails
--first published in The Michigan Quarterly Review
Emily Hiestand is a writer, visual artist, and the literary and poetry editor of Orion. Her books are Green the Witch Hazel Wood, which received the National Poetry Series Award, The Very Rich Hours, and Angela the Upside Down Girl, And Other Domestic Travels, forthcoming in July 1998 from Beacon Press.
If you'd like to order these (and other) books, please visit The Orion Society Bookstore.