Book Release: Ginas Poems - Adventures in Love


Book Release:
Gina's Poems -- Adventures in Love Written & illustrated by Siegfried J. Heger
ISBN 0-9763503-0-0 Perfect Bound, 72 pages, (8.5"x 7" x ¼")
Contact: Dolores Gaines, YOSOY Publishing, 562-989-2901
e-mail info@yosoypublishing.com

Poetry and Photography Merge in Siegfried Heger's Gina's Poems

Gina's Poems explore love, doubt, fear, hope, elation, belief, faith and knowing; the result of three years of Siegfried J. Heger writing a poem to his wife almost every day, and illustrating each with a picture. Gina's Poems captures the essence of their relationship and journey through life in Los Angeles, touching their innermost thoughts and feelings.

Heger leads off by establishing the notion that we have already found "The Beach" however, because we are so busy looking for it, we cannot see it right in front of us. "Love is Giving" sends the message that we will receive what we give. If we want to be loved we have to love, if we want to receive a hug, we have to hug, if we want to have good friends we have to be a good friend. Set to a vibrant picture of a sunflower, the image and message has substance and beauty.

"Moment by Moment" tells the story of the past and future in which most of us live, where we are busy looking for what we missed in the past, or fearing what we will miss in the future. With all this looking we unfortunately miss the now, or what Siegfried calls the "bliss."

"Your Fellow Men" tells of our fear to connect to each other. "Let them touch you, not just see you, let them in you without warning" is about openness, receptiveness and connectedness to all the other beings in this world.

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For photos or more information, please contact: Dolores Gaines, YOSOY Publishing, Public Relations e-mail info@yosoypublishing.com or call 562-989-2901

Born in 1954, in Germany, Siegfried Heger has lived in the USA since 1985. He is a Mechanical Engineer who started writing poems in the 80's (in German) during a stay in Paris, France. Siegfried lives with his wife Gina and his 9 year old son Andreas in Long Beach, California.


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