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SNR's Writers



Planting Time

Curlicued grass yields to the cleaving plow.

Earth’s warm womb swells upward for its seed.

Freed from winter’s forced sterility,

Birth’s first mother dreams into being

--Row upon row of proud green children.

Copyright 2008, Tom Deiker. © This work is protected under the U.S. copyright laws. It may not be reproduced, reprinted, reused, or altered without the expressed written permission of the author.

Tom Deiker graduated from Louisiana State University with a Ph.D in Clinical Psychology. 
He recently retired from research, training, and program development in public health, serving
as administrator of psychiatric hospitals in Louisiana, New Mexico, and Iowa. Since
retirement he has written and produced stage-plays in regional community theaters.
His applied research, articles, essays, short fiction and poetry have appeared in several
dozen publications, including American Psychologist, Animal Behaviour, Cimarron Review,
Galaxy, Newsweek, The Plain Dealer Magazine, Poetry Midwest
, and SNReview.