Howard Johnson

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A Day For.... - Poem by Howard Johnson

An unsewn day rises from yesterdays dust
it's a new day to darn
a choice of many colors
Empty canvas
Or blank sheet
Awaits your brilliant mastery

What would love look like?
A blanket made of patches
A etching
Made eternal on stone or glass
Oh and lace
With its many holes..
Shapes of ovals
squares and hearts
cressent moons and stars
Or the beauty of nature
Streams, forests
Wind carved stones of sand
Rainbows formed from sun and mist of rain.

What would be in your heart?
As you watch the horizon..
The sky changes from dark
to blue and other hue
Red, orange and bettween
And twisted clouds with weightless flab.

And the blue of tomorrow
Awaits...
As it goes through....
The needle's eye.


Comments about A Day For.... by Howard Johnson

  • Chitra - (11/29/2008 8:59:00 AM)

    uplifting in tone urging us to paint rainbow hues
    to etch a brilliant life
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  • Howard The Motivational Poet SimonHoward The Motivational Poet Simon (11/11/2008 9:58:00 AM)

    Thanks Howard. Your poem is simply excellent. It really blessed me. (Report)Reply

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  • Tia Maria (10/30/2008 12:39:00 PM)

    To be given a gift such as yours, can you hear all the readers applause? There is not much more that I can say, other than you inspired me to paint love today :) 10,000,000/10 (Report)Reply

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  • Adeline FosterAdeline Foster (10/14/2008 5:07:00 PM)

    This is lovely, such great thoughts, so well expressed. As a grammar teacher, I itch to proof read the typos. Even so, the thoughts come across so lovely.
    Adeline
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  • Fiona Davidson (10/14/2008 2:04:00 PM)

    Kept me reading to the end...brilliant use of words....so much feeling in this poem Howard...loved it.... (Report)Reply

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  • Chantal Lammerts (4/9/2008 10:26:00 AM)

    great, totally loved it! easy to read and still incredibly written. what would love look like? maybe something to think about next time for me, thank you very much for this lovely poem. (Report)Reply

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  • Margaret AliceMargaret Alice (4/9/2008 12:55:00 AM)

    'What would love look like? '

    I think it looks like a beaming smile and a radiant eye and romping in freedom and brilliant sunshine and blushing cheeks and the sweetest music written in notes on a sheet and crystals and bubbles in diamond hues and everything else you mentioned too! Beauty and harmony personified... Warmest regards, Margaret Alice.
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  • Virginie Guillemette (3/6/2008 2:15:00 PM)

    Howard, I feel optimistic reading this poem. I suppose we can all paint our days as we please. It's good to be reminded. lovely. (Report)Reply

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  • Original Unknown Girl (2/18/2008 3:43:00 PM)

    Wow... this is a stunning piece of work. How brilliant! HG: -) xx (Report)Reply

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  • S LL (2/8/2008 9:48:00 AM)

    'What would love look like? '

    Doesn't that say it all.
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  • Patrice James (2/7/2008 3:32:00 PM)

    wow, Howard this is very beautiful master piece of yours, I truly enjoy reading it..and its very well penned. (Report)Reply

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  • Lime and Tequila with a Splash of Pineapple (1/28/2008 12:34:00 AM)

    I really enjoyed the beginning of this poem. It painted a picture of a life full of possibilities, a life where hope has meaning. Thank you for allowing me to read this well-written poem.

    Peace,

    L&T
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  • Shannon Wright (1/8/2008 7:30:00 PM)

    howard, another 10. this is beautiful. -shannon (Report)Reply

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  • Rebecca Pring (3/26/2007 9:59:00 PM)

    Wow, that was incredible. The metaphors were used impressivly and they make this poem viewable to the reader.
    Excellent work! ! !
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  • Mary Nagy (3/17/2007 6:59:00 PM)

    I love the thought of wondering what is in another's heart as they look up at the sky, sunset, etc. Very lovely, thoughtful poem Howard. :) Have a great day! Sincerely, Mary (Report)Reply

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  • Lola Cunningham (3/16/2007 9:54:00 AM)

    Howard, a wonderful marriage of word
    and thought! A ten for this well thought
    out poem.
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  • Sue Ann Simar (3/13/2007 4:34:00 PM)

    A day for sweetness...I especially like 'lace with its many holes' and 'twisted clouds with weightless flab'. (Report)Reply

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  • Duncan Wyllie (3/9/2007 12:12:00 PM)

    A beautiful poem of colour, very well presented,
    Thankyou for sharing your art
    Love duncan X
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  • i am alive cuz of raegan perkins (3/8/2007 10:28:00 AM)

    wow that was really good i am impressed...you have a lot of talent...keep me posted.
    <3saisha<3
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  • Jibin JosephJibin Joseph (3/8/2007 2:36:00 AM)

    excellent poem........loved reading.........love captured.........thanks for sharing
    peace
    jibin
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Poem Edited: Friday, January 28, 2011


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