Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Poetic Obituaries: [Byron Johnson's] memoir, Poetic Justice,

covers history, both his own and some of Idaho's as well.  And the book, which he wrote for his children and grandchildren, is full of his poetry.

We talked about his very first poem, a limerick that he wrote at age 10 about his pet cat.

I once had a cat named Candy
Whose hair was exceedingly sandy
When a bird flew too near, she slapped him on the ear
Oh what a feast, was a dandy

Johnson said he wrote an enormous volume of poetry.  For every poem that was published, he said there were a hundred others that no one else saw.

from Boise State Public Radio: Former Idaho Supreme Court Justice And Poet, Byron Johnson Dies At 75


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