Thursday, October 3, 2013

the shadow of stillness-By jani johe webster--(In Memory-May 2013)--United States

the shadow of stillness

keep remembering me
to tomorrow
for there is yet
may spring thru the snow
still the moonset
after sun
still time that is
without time
and there is

Thoughts from her daughter, Nila Webster--"When I first read this poem, written by my beloved and gifted mother jani johe webster, I could not help but think it was a message from someone who had passed from this life to the next. I recall reading it with her in her living room, with the sunlight streaming through the cut-glass windows, and seeing tiny rainbow prisms everywhere, just as I asked her if we could include this poem in our book Remember Beauty, which is about loved ones who never part, even after death. Yes, we do keep remembering jani johe webster and her poetry."


  1. In the stillness time passes. But long after we have left this world, there will always be stillness. Very nice. Best wishes, Carolyn Devonshire

  2. Dear Carolyn,

    Thank you for your lovely comment. Keeping jani johe's poetry alive in the writing community is important to both her daughter, Nila, and I. She was such a talented writer with a unique voice. What a blessing it is to share her words here.


  3. Dear Karen

    Once again, I am touched by this lovely artist's thoughts and writings. and there is still... Such words to the bereaved may have them take hear now or later. Thank you and Nila for keeping her alive with tribute such as this.

  4. A calmness came over me as I read this lovely poem. Thank you. I think I will read it again and again.