I Have Walked The Morn
In Mists I have walked the morn in mists
And trodden down the valley lily white
And run the gauntlet sunshine fair
Robed in silken webs no woman ever wove,
Shod in sandals light -
Airy, as death is weightless
And left youth and gaiety high and dry
At the entrance gate of responsibility
And entered therein
To lie face down, child of marble, wayward
On the dew drenched lawn of forever,
Crying tears of stone
To the unveiling of a statue, ageless.
I have reached reverently out to touch
The alabaster agony of space without time
To carve the precious light of existence, sweet
With flawless line, chisel
The wrinkles of age and time away
Layer by layer to the stone’s heart
Newborn, in beauty glowing, translucent
With hands of steel, a sculptress
Kneeling to whisper, “It is good.”
RUNNING DOWN THE COMET TAILED STREAMS OF LIGHT
Running down the comet tailed streams of light,
Day into day; night into night; pulling free,
Bursting into flight, suddenly
Caught up in the Earth's stream
Soaring in vapor trailed orbits of being.
Atoms of mass in conglomerates of be,
Exploding full circle into dimensions of me.
I do not grow old; I am forever!
I dream; I feel; I see all things
Of life; of beauty; of death; ( Secretively whispers )
I know the song the dust sings - (Song of the Dust)
"There is no finality in me,
I soar; I float and dance,
I laughingly chant the notes of life
From “The Songbook of the Dead."
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.