“What is risk when this is all we have–
the houred day,
the finite span of years,
consciousness of aging
and sure death beyond.
I would rather make risk my lover…”
—Disaster and Harmony: A Poetry Collection, 2001-2019
Disaster and Harmony(2019) is full of poems that deal with personal struggle, difficult relationships, true love(s), searching for peace, and finding joy despite chaos and pain. These poems were composed between the years 2001-2019 and are randomly arranged.
Johnston writes frankly about deep depressions, marriage and family, being in love, beginnings and endings, taking joy in little and big things, and personal growth.
This is her third book of poetry. Johnston recently publishedDandelions(2019), a long poem about the wonders of a childhood spent in Nature andCosmogony(2019), a rhyming and metered poem about the natural world and one girl’s place in it. She is also the author…
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