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.