sow seeds to harvest
grapes for wine

reap the wheat
erect altar and temple

hallow horn of ram
blow mournful tone

through valley
over hill

river current
tides of sea

bow in prayer
kiss my IOU

Richard Eric Johnson lives and writes poetry in Arlington, Virginia. He has authored four full-length poetry collections and his poetry has appeared in numerous journals. Eric is also a Pushcart nominee. He is a graduate of Indiana University with a B.A. in Germanic Languages and an M.S. in Education.