Brian Johnston Quotes
''1. Doubt is not the absence of faith, Certainty is!1.Karen Armstrong 2. Brian Johnston
2. It is impossible to be a true Christian and not have doubts.''
''For love is not about just getting needs met by another,From the poem 'Driving Alone Through The Sand Hills of Nebraska' by Brian Johnston.
No, love is more like a laser's coherent beam….
For in reflecting back a portion of what is given,
The power of what is being created grows
Until it can cut through the hardest steel
And span the gulf between galaxies.''
''I remember - were there coyotes?From the poem 'A Late Note of Appreciation' by Brian Johnston
Howls that laced peyote nights.
Desert air stirred pastel high notes
Cliffs that danced with ghostly lights.''
''Adventures of the days to come hanging like a white sheetFrom the poem 'Canoeing the Mississippi' by Brian Johnston
Strung between trees in an unwired, impoverished village,
Only imagination powers the projector of what can be.''
''Do more, bear witness of your weakness to others,From the poem 'The Troll' by Brian Johnston.
Not to mortify your own flesh (God knows you're sorry)
But so that those with ears to hear (also God's gift)
Perchance will themselves not feel so alone.''
''All is change my love,From the poem 'For Now, The Chimney Stands' by Brian Johnston.
Everything we hold dear
Vanishes and then reappears,
Briefly, in other bedrooms,
Like warmth from a fireplace…
Only the stars in lover's eyes
Remain the same, until they change.''
''Things were going pretty good,From the poem called 'A Mom, Three Girls, Two Cigarettes, and a Sparrow' by Brian Johnston.
When, by landing on the hood
A sparrow made a mockery of all knowing.''
''Yet, as light passes venetian blinds,From the poem 'For Love of ________' by Brian Johnston.
Like music through classical guitar strings,
Touching the softened form of familiar Love,
The rods of the eye wander adagio
Along the bars of a century-old sight before rising,''
''Ardean hooked me with his music,From the poem 'Fishing With Older Men' by Brian Johnston
I swallowed that bait whole, so deep,
It have would killed me to retrieve the hook.''
''It is good to believe in yourself, to have confidence that you can row your own boat, but your pride should not be so great that you are not aware that your boat floats on the gifts and caring of other people.''Brian Johnston
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Ph: Farm: Why Fireflies Dance
Pausing on a late trip to South Dakota
I pulled off of the highway
Somewhere in Kansas
And shut off the lights
Reflecting that it might be good
To clear the windshield of bug carcasses
That were only being smeared
Into a thin, barely transparent paste
By my windshield wipers at this stage.
As my eyes became used to the moonlit hollow
Where my vehicle purred quietly
I began to realize something was strange.
There were stars dancing that night
Whose light had never been
Gathered by a telescope,
A job, better left perhaps,
To a wide-eyed ...
College: Black Body
I. Imagine a stack
Of razor blades
Forming a blunt mass…
Who would guess the
Blackness of that face?
II. Picture Pandoran box