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Richard Leach is a poet and visual artist in Stamford, CT. The sacred poetry he began writing while serving as a United Church of Christ pastor has been set to music by many composers, and is widely published and sung. His secular poetry has appeared in print in Rattle and online in various publications. Find his self-published collections at lulu.com/rleach, as well as his book The Song Itself here.
The following work is Copyright © 2019, and owned by Richard Leach and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.
Can I admit to anyone
We began buying
What the Wealthy Man Bought
A billion dollar house
A billion dollar car
A billion dollar yacht
A billion dollar art collection
A billion dollar trip to the moon and back
A billion dollar artificial heart
A billion dollar funeral
A billion dollar coffin
Richard Shavei-Tzion is an autodidact in all his avocations. He is the author of “Poetry in the Parasha” and his occasional articles on human interest have been published in news publications around the Jewish world. His “Prayer for the Preservation of the Environment” has been read in synagogues and venues from the Western Wall to New Zealand. He is the director of the Ramatayim Men’s Choir, which over the past 25 years has performed extensively in Israel and across Europe and he has led High Holidays services for the past thirty-five years in South Africa, Israel, the U.S.A. and Canada. Richard’s photographic work has been displayed in solo and group exhibitions. An accountant by profession, he manages a property and medical management company.
The following work is Copyright © 2019, and owned by Richard Shavei-Tzion and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.
The last thing my father did for me
After I got the call
Before my journey
It was the last thing my father did for me