Traditional Rhyming Style Poetry


by Dave Johnstone








"If these written words touch one wooden heart, or bring a tear to one dry eye, then I'll be happy."

I am a business software developer and web-site developer, I find time to experiment with rhyming poetry as a change of pace. My poetry is based on observations of nature (which many people ignore), and the poems convey my humour and empathy with my surroundings, from the sea, to the earth, to the cosmos, and all life-forms therein (including those in other worlds). I believe having a cynical attitude and a sense of irony, helps me navigate through today's World. I live in Ontario, Canada (Lat. 43.4500° N, Lon. 80.4833° W).

The following are samples of my attempts at poetry, and I present these poems free of any great pretensions, especially in comparison to "my favorite poets".


These selections of rhyming poems are constantly being reviewed and reworked, but were originally written between 1996 and .

Copies of these poems may be used freely for personal use as long as the copyright notice remains attached. All enquiries to: mailto:submit@poetize.ca


All images (except backgrounds) and all information contained within this web site (except the other favourite poems), is the copyright of
Dave Johnstone © 1996 - : All rights reserved.














STARTING POINT

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Road-Works Signs


The Shinny Hawk


Smile Light - Memories of Paul Smith


The Wallet-Men


The Clothes I Wore - Mothers Day


Adjectives


Irrational Ex


A Twilight Beer In Miraka


The Days First Drink


The But, And, So, of Poems


2015: Fad, Fashion, Science, Technology?


Now that April is here


The Shower Caress


Pacific Ocean Sunset at 33,000 Feet


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NATURE POEMS

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Spring


Autumn Snow Flakes


The Canopy


Versatile


The Groundhog


Night Patterns


It's snowing in the middle of May


Snow


Hurricane Hugo


Bird Names


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COSMOS POEMS

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The Big Bang and God


A Rapid Cosmic Tour




Planets


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A MIXTURE OF POEMS

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Absorption


Untreatable Diseases (for Mother, Mark)


Sailing from Nelson


The Firewood Tree


Happiness Is


Pollution


Two Hemispheres Apart


Sleep


Soccer Game (NZ vs. Aus)


The Storms Aura


The Squall / Windsong


The Turkey


The Towel


It


Who Did It


The Cottage Window


A Twighlight Beer At Eban


A Twighlight Beer At Sylvia


Pollution


There is no death


Bars


The clock starts ticking at 12:00



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FAVORITE POETS


Nice Quotes


The Convergence Of The Twain
By: Thomas Hardy



The Darkling Thrush,
By: Thomas Hardy


Maud Muller,
By: John Greenleaf Whittier



The Soldier,
By: Rupert Brooke


No Man's Land,
By: James H. Knight-Adkin



The Charge of the Light Brigade,
By: Alfred Lord Tennyson


The Tyger,
By: William Blake



The Owl and the Pussy-Cat,
By: Edward Lear


The White Birds,
By William Butler Yeats



Home From Sea,
By: A. E. Housman


The half-moon westers low,
By: A. E. Housman



18th Sonnet,
By: William ShakesPeare


Do not go gentle into that good night,
By: Dylan Thomas






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