Julia Campbell Johnson

Full Moon, Black Night

Solemn moon held between two hills,
mounds of deep blue turned black by night.
Along the ridge a cavalry in silhouette        
spruce, pine.  Moon fixed in relief 
against a sky greyed with stripes.
Lone star, grip of heaven.


Julia Campbell Johnson received an MFA in creative writing from American University. Her poems have appeared in Southern Poetry Review, Poet Lore and Potomac Review, among others. Her chapbook, The Tea of the Unforeseen Berry, was published by Finishing Line Press in 2008. She is a Fellow of the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.    


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