Poetry from Annie Johnson

Light skinned woman with curly white hair and a floral top.
Annie Johnson
From the Mists of the Moon 

From the mists of the Moon I was born 
Avalon remembered in a silky dawn 
Riding side saddle out of the Sea of Tranquility 
Soft, soft, pale silver light riding 
Shimmering silent and still. 
Oh, soul of the pale echoes 
The forgotten dreams of waves, 
Of motion, of eddies, the whirlpools 
Of becoming will. 
Carry me golden sea horse 
Into the valley and over the hill 
Galloping against the head wind, wayward 
With wild hair flying, 
Send me cascading downward 
From bright rainbows mounted 
Atop my bright majesty, dump me 
Into the sluice of sunbeams 
Rising to meet me 
Careening homeward to Earth 
In my quickening dreams. 

From the mists of the moon I come 
Riding the waves homeward 
Alee of my dreams breaking shoreward 
In the shadowy wake of morning. 
Homeward, homeward in dreams 
Of dawn and sunshine spreading 
Like a mantle of gold 
Worn only for best-day; 
Adorned with ribbons of stars 
All dripping of midnight 
I stretch out to dry on the beach 
Of high noon reality and breath. 
From the mists of the moon I come 
Giddy and girl-like, tiptoeing home 
Long after midnight, dreamily disheveled 
Hair tangled with the taste of night 
And the songs of a lunar prom 
Lingering on rose petal lips - 
I enter the house of day 
Pregnant with moonlight. 

Annie Johnson


Annie Johnson is 84 years old. She is Shawnee Native American. She has published two, six hundred-page novels and six books of poetry. Annie has won several poetry awards from world poetry organizations including; World Union of Poets; she is a member of World Nations Writers Union; has received the World Institute for Peace award; the World Laureate of Literature from World Nations Writers Union and The William Shakespeare Poetry Award. She received a Certificate and Medal in recognition of the highest literature from International Literary Union for the year 2020, from Ayad Al Baldawi, President of the International Literary Union. She has three children, two grandchildren, and two sons-in-law. Annie played a flute in the Butler University Symphony. She still plays her flute.