Monday, February 23, 2015

Moonlit Journey poetry - Introductory Page

~About This Book~
Written by - Owen Johnston
Let's take a moonlit journey from urban decay to paradise...

Please join me on this quest of urban exploration through dark passages – yet there are rays of hope throughout as we seek paradise. First we must embark upon a gritty, dimly lit poetic journey through the dark hour, looking for the new dawn. Once we have found this new hope, we must stay true to the path and finish our quest. We ultimately find ourselves on a grim, fateful journey through the horrors of night, only to find tales of fantasy and hope at the end. The dark passages within this book contain a range of poetic and prosaic writing styles in one compilation that is thick with liminalism and imagery. You can read the current edition of the book for free at the page below -
Moonlit Journey - Free Online PDF Book of Poetry

If you would like to continue the journey into poetry and urban decay with me, please join us over at Moonlit Journey poetry on Google+.

A sample poem -

Farewell Party (Leaving the Old Church)
The ravens on the roof
Stand guard like gargoyles -
These grim feathered ghouls
Perch atop the once proud passages
That they now pretend to own,
And sing a sad a cappella
In mockery of memory.

About the Author

I am a native of Lake City, SC. I am a small town karateka dedicated to following Jesus Christ my Lord and Savior. I teach martial arts as a way of life, live with impossibly agile cats, and generally try not to be a bad dude.

Acknowledgements, and Dedication

I want to acknowledge my father T.O.D. Johnston, my college creative writing professor Kregg Spivey, and Edgar Allan Poe as being the major influences on my writing style. Without them, this modest little book wouldn't be in your hands.

This book is dedicated to Jesus Christ my Savior, and all those who have helped me come this far, and all of my diligent students over the years. God bless.

"In the way of righteousness is life: and in the pathway thereof there is no death."
- Proverbs 13:28

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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

A haiku

A haiku by Owen Johnston

Summer thunderstorm -
Washes the ground, cools the air -
Rainbow afterwards