Sunday, July 20, 2014

Excerpt from Remember Beauty and Songs for a Blue Time--By Nila J. Webster--United States

remember to draw
around yourself
a golden circle

on a day
when it seems
that the whole world
cannot hear
the poem of your soul

Author's comments--These lines are an excerpt from Remember Beauty and Songs for a Blue Time, the story of a friendship between a wolf and a little cat. When the wolf must take a long journey, he shares these words with his friend, as a source of strength. My beloved mother, jani johe webster, always taught me that no matter how harsh the outer world can seem, we always have our inner poem glowing quietly.

Nila J. Webster has been writing since a young age, thanks to the encouragement and support of her beloved mother, poet jani johe webster. In the last six months, Nila has donated over 23,000 picture books in her mother's honor, with more to come. If anyone knows of schools or hospitals that would like to receive a picture book donation, please let her know at


  1. Nila! What a beautiful and positive thought to remember on a sad day! How powerful an image and so uplifting, too! I will see if I can find out about her donation offer! That is a beautiful gesture, too, my friend! Sheri /

  2. Hello, Nila, I just forwarded you a message to your address listed above and it came back as undeliverable and not valid. Thought I would just let you know it. Sheri /

  3. Hi Nila. It is so good to see you here on Whispers again. As always, you captivate my mind and heart with your gifted poetry. You certainly know how to write a great piece of poetry. Sometimes people do not understand the meaning of what you write, but as you stated with the idea of "a golden circle," the author must continue on. Thank you for sharing this delight. Continued blessing, my friend!

    -MJ (

  4. Dear Nila,

    What a wonderful thought to remind all of us young or old to keep the faith and keep trying to do the best you can even if the outer world tends to be hard on our lives at times. You also have the gift of saying much in so few words too! An enjoyable read and thank you for sharing your words with us all.

    All the best to you,

    Love Sandra

  5. Dear Nila,

    The beauty in a person's soul and the golden ring of protection that surrounds it are vividly created in your beautiful poem. I guess many of us have days when we feel the "poem in our soul" cannot be heard, but your writing is leaving an indelible impact on those who read your work.

    I once read a book about creating an image of "shield" to protect us from the harsh effects we encounter in life. Your poem reminded me of this book's message. Thank you!