Francesca Johnson

Rookie (I'm a metal tiger - there's your clue / Europe)

Francesca Johnson Poems

1. Puzzle? 2 10/29/2008
2. Epigamic Presense 11/17/2008
3. Tree-Mendous 11/17/2008
4. That Egg... 11/22/2008
5. Life And Banks 11/26/2008
6. Edge Of A Cold 11/26/2008
7. Heard In A Gp Surgery........ 8/15/2009
8. One-Eyed Scottish Golliwog 2/8/2009
9. Putting Me Through The Mincer (A Meaty Poem) 8/15/2009
10. Epigram 12/12/2008
11. You Whinge..... 2/8/2009
12. I'Ve Been Zapped....... 2/8/2009
13. Memories..... 11/22/2008
14. Noggin 12/12/2008
15. To Kill A Polar Bear...... 10/31/2008
16. Mothered Or Smothered? 11/17/2008
17. Puzzle? 1 10/29/2008
18. Piecing Together 12/10/2007
19. Icing On The Cut 1/6/2008
20. Grey Day 12/12/2008
21. My Man's Lady 3/18/2010
22. It's Half Past Midnight 12/1/2008
23. Lightweight 11/26/2008
24. Peace Reigns... 8/11/2008
25. Time To Go Metric 11/22/2008
26. She Wears Her Elegance Well...... 1/6/2008
27. He Bimbles 12/10/2007
28. Unidentified Frying Object 12/15/2008
29. Wetherby 1/6/2008
30. Isis And Orisis 1/10/2008
31. The Damage Is Done (In Senryu Form) 9/30/2007
32. Let's Get Sirius 1/6/2008
33. Old Ted Of The Cut 9/29/2007
34. Glow 5/1/2009
35. Doing Pennants 5/24/2009
36. Eating You 6/11/2009
37. Lord Ledgie Of The Cut 9/29/2007
38. Party For One 1/6/2008
39. It's Quarter To Nine 11/4/2007
40. *baptism 4/27/2009

Comments about Francesca Johnson

  • Sid John Gardner. (11/27/2012 11:43:00 AM)

    One of the all time greats on this site. Has imagination, flair, creativity and wit In fact a great all round poet.

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  • Bob Blackwell (8/11/2007 9:23:00 AM)

    Shes a wonderful poet, and one of my favourite ones. She writes with a lot of feeling and has that knack to convey it to the reader. Keep writing Francesca as I love what you write. Bob

  • Not a member No 4 (5/16/2007 7:29:00 PM)

    I can't cook up a fish pie like her - no way - and I couldn't drive as far as her without getting wasted.... but why she wants to drive all the way there.... oh she must have her reasons.... and I certainly couldn't find the multitude of angles on the nitty gritty of life she manages to somehow, nor express them with the same level of insight, compassion, variety of styles and quirky humour that she does. No way.

    Come bubble with her many readers, shedding tears in laughter or in deep empathy as she breaks your heart. A very fine poet and a lovely human being. xxx jim

  • Sallie Howson (5/2/2007 5:00:00 PM)

    that's the most amusing bio i've read..brava..now i will have to read the poetry :)

  • Tara very irritated with PH injustice (4/22/2007 12:21:00 PM)

    Writing always from the hip or the heart or both; variously engaging, entertaining, thought-provoking, wistful, funny, clever, spirited, erudite. Always top rank. And a beautiful person too, inside and out. I remain a Number One fan. t x

  • Sue Ann Simar (4/18/2007 5:01:00 PM)

    Let's all join Hands,1,2,3,4. Francesca's a winner, hands down-! (see her Hands poems) ,

  • Roger Bowman (12/15/2006 3:27:00 AM)

    Fran u r really great so go on and be even greater than a universal tone of remarkable possibilities.

    Aloha wakiki ans all the best and more
    Roger

  • Alfredo Jacques (11/28/2006 8:47:00 PM)

    I just wanted to say I like the poems' a walk in the park' and 'a two person world' They aare just the two I read. I look forward in reading more. thanks for sharing your words.

  • George P. Stasiuk (11/14/2006 7:40:00 AM)

    Impressive, thoughtful, intense, loving, sometimes angry words pervade your work. You have a terrific handle on the human condition. Thanks for sharing your work with all of us and kudos.

    George, with love to the author

  • alice sunderland (10/12/2006 12:13:00 PM)

    luv your stuff. havent had time to read it all but i will. im a bit crap on computers, so hope this gets to you.luv alan/alice.

Best Poem of Francesca Johnson

A Temporary Man

A temporary man
can
be a good distraction
when filled with action
of the physical sort,
a real sporty sport.
Any port in a storm,
so they say.

But

a permanent man
can
be a true mate,
her best friend
who's willing to lend
a helping hand
day or night,
do what's right,
hold her tight
and just love her,
and love her,
and love her.........forever.

Read the full of A Temporary Man

Old Ted Of The Cut

You don’t want to talk to Old Ted!
He has a bite almost as ferocious as his Rottweiler.
People give him a wide berth as they pass
His rotting old narrowboat,
Rusting and uncared for.
Just like Old Ted.
Blackened portholes adorn the sides
And a collection of old pieces of metal
Lie gathering dust and cobwebs

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