Tuesday, December 15, 2015

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

jani johe’s unique style and insight continues to leave readers in awe. Her daughter, Nila Webster, has distributed over 30,000 of her books, free of charge, to schools and fellow writers. The work of a talented writer lives on continuing to be a bright light. It is a joy to share another one of her wonderful poems this holiday season.  I am glad to have been able to call her my friend.
                                         Sincerely, Karen O’Leary--Editor

footprinted snow

all my thoughts
are melting now
like footprinted snow
on a gray day

bones ashes
whisper the name
that once was us

while another us
is in a timeless season
of music that laughs

and speaks
with the language
of peace

Thoughts from Nila Webster--I found this poem by my beloved mother, jani johe webster, over two years after her passing. I could see from the paper it was typed on that the poem had been written long ago, yet I felt its transcendent message: there is "another us" that is there, in a mystical and beautiful realm. In reading the poem, I felt my mother's essence and knew this poem was like a message in a bottle, a message of hope. 


  1. Beautiful poem. I can imagine the feeling you had when you found this, her presence beside you.

    Thank you for sharing such a precious moment and her poem.

  2. Nila, once again I thank you for carrying on your mother's wonderful poetry. Each time I read it I am blessed by it! Continued blessings to you and yours!

    -MJ (www.tgbtgpublictions.com)

  3. Dear Mary Jo and Maurice,

    It is such a joy keeping jani johe's poetry alive in the writing community. Thank you, Nila, for making this possible.


  4. Nila, much gratitude for sharing jani's poem. I can see that piece of scrap paper in my mind and know the comfort and hope it brought you when you came across it. Nila, your beloved mother, jani johe webster has influenced and motivated me to write and share my poetry.

    Forever grateful,