Friday, March 10, 2017

In Fond Memory of a Poet--By Joyce I. Johnson--United States

In Fond Memory of a Poet

He, a man of many talents,
Rationed what he let us see.
Wit and wisdom he exuded
In his unique poetry.

We familiar with the poet,
Perhaps didn't know the man,
Finding him where poets travel
With the great and also ran.

There are others who have judged him
As he played another role.
But perhaps we knew him better,
A true poet bares his soul.

We will find him in God's future,
But we know that until then,
We shall miss the gentle humor
Of his over-flowing pen

Joyce I. Johnson lives in the beautiful Skagit Valley of Washington State. She owns a small farm and rents her land to a bulb grower. She is surrounded by beauty in the spring from the tulips and daffodils that inspire much of her poetry. Joyce celebrated her 98th birthday in July of 2016.


  1. I loved this Joyce. "In Fond Memory of a Poet" denotes to
    me, another Unknown Author that's been on the writing roam
    with his over-flowing pen. Very enjoyable

  2. Jouyce,
    Great poem for the anonymous poet, that is no longer with us, whoever that may be. I love this, because it could be about anyone from anywhere.
    Yours truly,
    David Fox
    P.S. Congratulations on being 96,. Here's hoping you'll live to be at ,least 100 with an active mind, as you do now.

  3. Dear Joyce,
    Would that any of us be remembered with such poignancy.
    Thank you,

  4. This is such a lovely and touching poem, Joyce! On reading it we feel the need to stop and think of those writers whose paths we crossed and who have passed on to where inspiration is heavenly and in abundance! ~ Hope you are keeping well dear lady. God bless. Regards paul