I am grateful to announce that my poem, “The Vineyard,” will appear in Heart of Flesh Literary Journal, issue seven, 5/6/22! This makes three poems published in two different journals.
“The Vineyard” is a free-verse poem made up of four quintains (five-line stanzas). It is more or less a meditation on the kingdom of God using imagery from the old and new testaments. In the poem I look at God’s kingdom as a vineyard that grew from Jesus’s death, and how the vineyard shares Jesus’s character.
“The Vineyard” will also appear in Event Horizon, my second book of poems, which I plan to self-publish in the next few months. Below is a shape poem I wrote called, “The True Vine.” It is based on the fifteenth chapter of John. “The True Vine” appeared in my first book, “The Wind and the Shadows.”
The cover image was sketched by Patrick Murphy, inspiredsketch.blogspot.com