we stepped into a dream







we stepped into a dream

breathing in

cascading heartbeat doves

winging our way into love


we stepped into a dream

water-colored moments

Spring came into Autumn

no hint of the elusive phantom


we stepped into a dream

penetrating walls of silence

opening up new auras

and countless beaches


we stepped into a dream

for a little while

seeing moments of paradise

blossoming mornings of edelweiss

the Mountains of Banff

Rocky Mountains in Banff, Alberta, Canada

towering high granite

breath-taking banquet

windswept tree lines

sheer rock sublime

cool mountain streams

never-ending dreams

unique facets at every angle

invitation more than cordial

how small and insignificant we are

you stand tall as our guiding star

you weathered many a storm

each crack and crevice gave you form

here and there lightning seared a new path

majestically you withstood the wrath

kiss the sky with your beauty

we feel your strength quite acutely




Impasse at Mount Rundle



the cowgirl treks the slope

grabbing hold of tender branches

feeling the cool evening breeze

amid the tangled scratches

she drinks from the mountain stream

crystal ice soothes her thirst

snowshoe steps brings her closer

determination she does nurse

onward and upward she climbs

keeping her dream constant

seemingly unaware and persistent

in a cloud of unsure distance

then the impasse came

the path could not be found

no fault, no one to blame

the mountain–bare silence, no sound

her steps came to a blunt end

then around the corner of her eye

a new opening came her way

spiraling forth with courage

she created another day!






Crystal Death

the perfectly designed snowflake

came cascading down

on and on it fell

wind carrying it up and over

around and around

twirling once

twirling twice

spiraling forward…

at last, the crystal reached its final resting place


all was quiet

no sound


Final Resting Place

Final Resting Place

the temperature dropped

the heartbeat stopped



mudholes and love crystals

Cloudburst in Milwaukee, WI Photo Credit:  Jane H. Johann; July, 2013

Cloudburst in Milwaukee, WI
Photo Credit:
Jane H. Johann; July, 2013

yellow sunshine bolts

wind riding like a colt

brilliant, radiant light

azure clouds in sight

raindrop falling dew

mudslides coming through

feel it…mind it…drink it all in

drink it all…up to your chin

saturate your open heart

love crystals will do their part



you are a living breeze


Sasketchewan River Valley Photo Credit:  Jane H. Johann August 2013

Sasketchewan River Valley
Photo Credit:
Jane H. Johann
August 20


the river of life

carried you to me

loneliness swept away

with a living breeze


lightness and quiet

are your ways

design and beauty

weaved in your stay


tiptoeing through mud

it never stays on your feet

the Earth is your cushion

never feeling defeat


eons of sapphire blue

found in your eyes

your smile so warm

a compassionate guide


enter the Sacred Space

Spring Lake, Alberta, Canada Photo Credit:  Jane H. Johann, Fall, 2013

Spring Lake, Alberta, Canada
Photo Credit:
Jane H. Johann, Fall, 2013


your heart is broken

no words spoken

nothing more to say

nothing to make you stay


the pain is intense

no recompense

feeling the pain

release again


honor your inner self

do not keep your love on the shelf

honor the sacred space within

silence the backspin din


find the pieces one by one

find your heart…seek the inner Sun

focus on all that is good and true

quietly receive the crystal dew

“forgive me” moments

Jasper Rocky Mountains

“Light Breaking in Jasper” October, 2013 Oil Painting by Jane H. Johann

forgive me

forgive me for doubting you

forgive me for doubting your WORD

Your WORD is YOU

Your WORD is true

It is the essence of all that you are

“In the Beginning was the WORD

and the WORD was with GOD

and the WORD was GOD”

You were being the Love of God to me

You were the LIGHT BEING

and I extinguished it

and now I regret it…

it is hard to recognize the truth

when countless times

the shadows took over

forgive me

and love me…

once again