Monday, April 6, 2015

jani johe webster--(In Memory-May 2013)--United States

jani johe shared her unique style and insight which left readers in awe.  But more importantly, she was a bright light in the writing community, always ready to support others in their journeys.  I am glad to have been able to call her my friend.  Her words live on in various publications, continuing to be a gift to the world.                                                                                          Sincerely, Karen O’Leary--Editor

dancing poems

the sea whispered to the shells
and the mountains whispered to the clouds
the wind whispered a song all its own
    and we listened
        and we heard the secrets
            and held them close

we were free then
with wild swans and dancing poems
mist a dawn and rippling light
    and no news anywhere

This poem was recently published in Where the Poems Dance, a collection of her poetry and photography by Suzanne Webb.  It includes an introduction by her daughter, Nila Webster, and reflection questions about the poems to stimulate the imagination of the reader.

12 comments:

  1. Thank you for posting this Karen - beautiful words
    Maureen

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    1. Dear Maureen,

      Words have a timeless quality. It is a pleasure to continue to celebrate the talent of jani johe. Yes, these are beautiful words. Thank you for stopping by to comment.

      Blessings,
      Karen

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  2. Thank you for posting this Karen, lovely poem, really enjoyed it!

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    1. Dear Peggy,

      It is a pleasure to be able to share jani johe's poetry with the Whispers community. I am grateful to her daughter, Nila, for consenting to keep her Mother's words alive in the writing community. Thank you for your kind words.

      Blessings,
      Karen

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  3. lovely! will have one or two of jani's poems in next bear creek haiku -

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    1. Wonderful to hear ayaz! I look forward to reading them.

      Blessings,
      Karen

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  4. such a talented writer - lovely to see more of her work

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  5. Beautiful. I wish I'd known her.

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  6. Thank you, Nila, for giving those of us who didn't have the privilege of reading the works of JJW, to give us a little peek into her talent. Thank you! Sheri

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  7. just wonderful look at a just wonderful yesterday

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  8. So touching and inspiring. A very delightful poem by an incredible writer and person. Thank you, Nila, for allowing us to enjoy your mom's poetry. -MJ

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  9. Thank you very much Karen. This is the kind of poetry I enjoy most. I will check into her book. Happy Poetry Month! Blessings, Connie

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