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There’s Space Everywhere

I see it, I see it
a landscape

(c) Windy Johansen

at once cold
and beautiful
it’s open
there’s space everywhere

(c) Windy Johansen

I see it, I see it
there’s space everywhere

(c) Windy Johansen

little droplets of ice fall
not snowflakes
not stars
frozen earth

(c) Windy Johansen

little wonders of life
don’t stare
don’t close
frozen earth

(c) Windy Johansen

I see it, I see it
a landscape

(c) Windy Johansen

at once cold
and beautiful
it’s open
there’s space everywhere

(c) Windy Johansen

I see it, I see it
there’s space everywhere

(c) 21 January 2013, Windy Johansen.

Bells (All the Wealth)

wailing over housetops
wailing over shipyards
wailing for the nights that hide you
this warfare gives you
the sun you refused to see
all the wealth for you to consume
wailing for the nights that hide you

(c) Windy Johansen

ringing bells, I hear them
ringing bells, sailing over soot
ringing bells, and lonely smoke
ringing bells, why did you replace
ringing bells, your sun?

(c) Windy Johansen

hunting over water
hunting over daylight
hunting for the stars that save you
meteors give you
the earth you refused to save
all the wealth for you to consume
hunting for the stars that save you

(c) Windy Johansen

subsumed bells, I hear them
subsumed bells, sailing over you
subsumed bells, that lonely will
subsumed bells, why did you ignore
subsumed bells, your selves?

(c) Windy Johansen

ringing bells, subsumed bells
hunting for the stars that save you
ringing bells, subsumed bells
wailing for the nights that hide you

(c) Windy Johansen

all the wealth for you to consume
all the bells ringing in my ears

(c) 25 September 2013, Windy Johansen.

Destruction/Creation

a dark road, well traveled
but strangely empty then
a pole, barely noticed
what will happen?
then it hits, and everything seems over

(c) Windy Johansen

creation, an opportunity

(c) Windy Johansen

a bright room, just healing
and strongly fighting now
a pole, bearing treatment
what will happen?
now awake, and everything seems hopeful

(c) Windy Johansen

creation, an opportunity
fascination, a lifelong wish
communication, new life

(c) Windy Johansen

a sweet day, so blessed
that empty road was hope
a pole, keeping balance
what will happen?
now walking, and everything seems better

(c) Windy Johansen

concepts flying, wrapping around
concepts wrapping, embracing
osmosis, flowing through

(c) Windy Johansen

creation, an opportunity
information, a lifelong trek
imagination, new life

(c) Windy Johansen

creation, an opportunity
fascination, a lifelong wish
communication, new life

(c) Windy Johansen

creation, an opportunity
information, a lifelong trek
imagination, new life

(c) 25 September 2013, Windy Johansen.

———
I’m still uncertain of posting poems I’ve only written within the previous week. But this one is an interesting one, I think.

If you think this is a good poem, and then tell yourself how you could never do this…don’t say that to yourself. You can. Your voice has every right to be here, and it can say important and artistic things. We need our creative people. Especially now, but we always need creative people to remind us that complacency is not a particularly agreeable place for anyone to be.

If you hate it…well, I am still learning my craft. I might still get it right. :)

Thanks for spending time here, no matter what. Time is important, and I’m glad you chose to be here. <3

World without Words

learn the way around
a magic world just found
a spray of words isn’t needed
your deepest thoughts, unimpeded

(c) Windy Johansen

a world without words
a world of understanding
a world without words

(c) Windy Johansen

crack the glass around
my mind, now unbound
no cage to keep them in boredom
my brightest ideas now have freedom

(c) Windy Johansen

a world without words
a world of understanding
a world without words

(c) Windy Johansen

pictures are glowing, flying
ideas are flaring, flying
every mind is fluttering, flying
understanding is growing, undying

(c) Windy Johansen

a world without words
a world of understanding
a world without words

(c) 10 September 2012, Windy Johansen.

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I don’t often rhyme in my poetry. I favor rhythm much more than rhyme, even though I’m not really practiced at it yet. I want to write songs, so maybe that’s me being a frustrated songwriter.

I used to write in a free verse style. If I get up the courage, I’ll share those too. But I am more attached to those, so I can’t be sure.

Untitled

it’s an everyday story
we find pain suddenly
but no magic wand exists
and in the halo of a streetlamp
we sleepily, hopefully
slowly discover our solution

(c) Windy Johansen

what can this continuing path,
this continuously wretched path show me?
I won’t fall asleep here

(c) Windy Johansen

it’s an everyday picture
we get free inwardly
and we alone know our pain
yet in the halo of our triumph
we hopefully, gleefully
boldly uncover our sanity

(c) Windy Johansen

what can this reflective path
this reflectively gifted path show me?
I will fly awake here
I will fly awake here

(c) 21 January 2013, Windy Johansen.