Somersault Path: Poems (Paperback)
The poems in Somersault Path are reflective moments of childhood. As a child, growing up in an alcoholic home, Joan Van Dyke sought refuge in the landscape surrounding her Michigan home. A favorite oak tree still stands where she spent lofty hours in summertime perched high above flowered gardens and apple trees overlooking Lake Michigan not far from the woods where she kept company with a large neighborhood of crows. Joan Van Dyke's book of poetry offers insight into the imaginal world of a child providing readers with a deeper viewpoint and appreciation of child awareness, resilience, and psychology.