Keith Johnson

Gold Star - 4,731 Points [Joe Shorrocks] (9th June 1944 / Cheshire, England)

Keith Johnson Poems

281. The Wisdom In The Rending Wind - The Ruru Or Morepork 10/16/2013
282. The Budgerigar 10/18/2014
283. Monday Crossroads - Epifanio De Los Santos Expressway, Metro Manila 10/17/2013
284. For An Old Love - Jill Clayburgh (1944 - 2010) 10/17/2013
285. Fat With The Promise Of Lean Streaks 7/24/2014
286. The Fine Print Of Purgatory - For Seamus Heaney 10/17/2013
287. This Is How They Ara: The Tuatara 10/16/2013
288. Patrick The Blue Heeler Cattle Dog 10/16/2013
289. One Kooka Short Of A Barbecue - The Kookaburra 10/16/2013
290. Penguin Love Knot Sealed - Monty, Mabel And Willy 2/12/2015
291. Modesty Their Standard [ice Picks And Violets] 11/12/2014
292. By Hook Or By Cook? The Saltwater Crocodile 10/16/2013
293. Ode To An Australian Magpie 10/16/2013
294. Moments In Waitarere - New Year 2015 2/12/2015
295. Let Me Grasp The Light You Shed 10/23/2017
296. The Goddess Of Protection 10/16/2017
297. The Loss Of Everyday Goodness 12/4/2017
298. Winnin' Streak 9/19/2017
299. Comfort 9/19/2017
300. Kiss Me Kate - Carefully. The Kangaroo 10/16/2013
301. Grubby Grub 10/16/2013
302. The Kaka [nz Parrot] And The Kuku [nz Wood Pigeon] – Funny Old Birds 10/16/2013
303. Hunt The Edge For What Is Yet Unsought 7/3/2017
304. Buttercups And Daisies 9/21/2017
305. Caws, Nurses And Muses 7/13/2015
306. For Jane Fonda At 80 5/20/2018

Comments about Keith Johnson

  • Keith Johnson [wellington Nz] Keith Johnson [wellington Nz] (5/27/2018 8:02:00 PM)

    Happy to report that Jake Gyllenhaal liked my poem about his sister Maggie.

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  • Joseph Walden (9/11/2014 11:14:00 PM)

    I liked the rhythm of the poem

Best Poem of Keith Johnson

Caws, Nurses And Muses

Yesterday we sort of rescued an old man
Who had crossed The Parade at Wakefield Park
Stumbled and cracked his head so hard on the pavement
That the paramedic could see his skull –
He didn’t bleed much – the old man that is –
And immediately upped and set off for home
Almost horizontal from the shoulders
Like one of the Anthropophagi
Homing on sheer instinct back to Dee Street
Face covered in rivulets of blood
Followed by my wife who is a nurse
And a kind young woman from the Ministry of Social Development
And me turning with the boys in the car until we lost...

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The Taipan

The taipan is an 8 foot snake
Whose treading on is some mistake.

Deep in the Aussie Outback yonder
If off the beaten track you wander
You may feel an elapid mandibular crush -
Then a shikkering neurotoxic rush
While its haemolytics clot the blood -
And curse the spot where once you stood.

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