November 16 2016: I was recently honoured to be featured in an article by Canada's premier lifestyle magazine NUVO: "The Poets Laureate of Canada. What does it mean to be a Canadian poet laureate?" To view just point your browser to: ~~>

November 19 2016: A newly-added poem, "just because".

           "just because" ©pj johnson 2016

 

just because you have nonverbal learning disorder

doesn’t mean you cannot learn

just because you have ADD

doesn’t mean you are not smart

just because you are overweight

doesn’t mean you are not beautiful

just because you are old

doesn’t mean you are less

just because your pockets are empty

doesn’t mean you are poor

just because your wallet is full

doesn’t mean you are rich

 

just because you love someone

doesn’t mean they will love you back

just because you lose someone

doesn’t mean they are gone from your heart

just because you feel the pain

doesn’t mean you always will

just because someone disagrees with you

doesn’t mean they are wrong

just because someone hurt you

doesn’t mean you cannot mend

just because you are different

doesn’t mean you are not worth loving

 

just because

 

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November 12 2016: "discovery"  an unpublished poem was recently included in an article by NUVO Magazine.

*Inspired by the image of a life-sized carving that portrayed an aboriginal man crouched in a forest to behold the first European footprint in North America, I wrote the following poem.

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"discovery" – ©pj johnson October 1992

 

somewhere

deep

within the forests

of an old

and northern nation

a lone warrior

spent with tracking

pauses in the wind

to kneel among ferns

and cast an eye

upon the print

of one so foreign

that the wisdom

of millennia

and even the bones

of his ancestors

cannot comprehend

it

(“discovery” a poem by pj johnson from http://pj-johnson-yukon-poet-laureate.webnode.com/)

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August 8th 2016: Well I had a great time on my recent trip down to the bright lights of the B.C. Lower Mainland (or as I call it 'The Big Smoke'). It's always an adventure to visit the big city but I'm equally delighted to return home to My Beautiful Yukon! Here are a few highlights of my trip.

              

I met up with the great folks at Poetry New West where I made some new friends and reconnected with others!

I was pleased to share a few of my creative compositions.

I enjoyed a stay at the RiverRock Hotel & Casino - didn't even lose my shirt!

I went down into Vancouver to play for awile....


I had a great bike ride around Stanley Park and a quick game of hide n' seek....

 And it's back home to the Yukon. Ready - Set - Yukon River!                                 

Some things just feed your soul!  

And we're back home in my studio. Hey I had so much fun I just might compose a song about it.

       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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On July 24th 2016 I was invited to join the folks down at Poetry New West in New Westminster B.C. Here is a selection of videos of me sharing a few of my creative works on that afternoon. ~ Videos courtesy of Ken Ader 'The Video Guy'.

 

 

 

 

 

On July 24th 2016 I was invited to join the folks down at Poetry New West in New Westminster B.C. Here is a selection of me sharing a few of my creative works on that afternoon. ~ Videos courtesy of Ken Ader 'The Video Guy'.