Brian Johnston

(Jan.20,1943 / Shattuck, OK)

A New Reality


You touch my battered heart
Like the feathered wings of angels,
You burst from my poor eyes
Like the tears of awakened love.

You flood perfume scarred lungs
Like the scent of summer roses,
You sparkle in my rhymes
Like the sentient stars above.

Your breath seeds sounds of rain
(Like distant drums) soothing my fears,
Your presence feeds my verse
Like mother earth's most verdant dreams.

Your voice calms savage soul
Like tranquil breeze caresses trees,
Your shadow shelters all
Like Light you move (you act) it seems.

You draw me from the sky
Like the call of nesting falcons,
You rob me of my breath
Like lava frozen in the sea

Your spark exceeds desire
Like a prism, reveals rainbows,
You fill my life with hope
Like a balloon that raptures me.

Submitted: Saturday, March 01, 2014
Edited: Tuesday, July 29, 2014

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

Brian Johnston
February 28,2014

Each image of this poem, although earth bound for the most part, is so extreme as to be really unattainable by any mortal woman. Though it sounds like that it is a woman who is being adored here, I wonder if perhaps God isn't really the only suitable candidate for the poet's love?

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  • Shobana Gomes (6/5/2014 4:34:00 AM)

    I think the essence of this poem just reverberates and I love the whole imagery that you managed to capture with words. Excellent Brian - shobana (Report) Reply

  • Roseann Shawiak (3/9/2014 4:16:00 PM)

    A beautiful heart-catching poem on perfect love. Imagery is outstanding, it brings the
    words alive, I can feel and touch them. Too bad the malcontent can't capture the beauty
    that you so easily can. Great write, Brian. Love it. RoseAnn (Report) Reply

  • Pradip Chattopadhyay (3/7/2014 10:47:00 AM)

    Your breath seeds sounds of rain
    (Like distant drums) soothing my fears,
    Your presence feeds my verse
    Like mother earth’s most verdant dreams

    absolute beauty in these words! (Report) Reply

  • Geetha Jayakumar (3/2/2014 8:21:00 AM)

    Your pen fills the ink of hope
    to flow freely on verses of love
    where each words were glittering
    like twinkling star
    That's the beauty of your write. (Report) Reply

  • Lorraine Colon (3/1/2014 5:25:00 PM)

    What a lovely poem - such emotion on display. It appears no part of you has been left untouched by this consuming passion. This kind of love only comes once in a lifetime - so rare! (Report) Reply

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