Count me the stars…

I know I’ve written before about how much I adore the words and beautiful ceramics created by Kylie Johnson, but after recently purchasing her gorgeous book ‘count me the stars‘, well I just couldn’t help gushing once more… That’s the thing about really great poetry and really great poets, they get under your skin, grab hold of your heart and stay with you forever.

Count me the stars

This book is a true joy to behold and an absolute delight for all the senses. From the textured navy cloth cover scattered with glittery silver stars, to the place-keeping ribbon and on to the various fonts and formats applied to the enchanting words within… the hands, mind, heart and eyes cannot be anything but captivated.

Count me the stars

While I have fallen head-over-heels with each and every one of her beautiful poetic verses, I wanted to share just a couple with you here (but you should buy her book so you can read the rest for yourself – I don’t want the other poems feeling left out).

Count me the stars

If I were a word I would hope and wish for nothing more than to be a word crafted and carefully placed by such a talented poet as this. Her words leave me speechless …


  1. Paul

    You alerted me to Kylie’s work a few months ago and I have been following her blog ever since. A fabulous artist, precise, elegant, beautiful.
    .-= Paul´s last blog trick pony =-.

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Paul – I think you’ve summed up Kylie’s work perfectly ‘precise, elegant, beautiful’ … I often think the very best artists produce work that appears very ‘clean’ but of course takes a tremendous amount of work to produce such an appearance…

  2. helena / little mo

    beautiful tracey! just lovely visual imagery in her poetry!

    I’m eager to read her book too!

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Helena – Yes Kylie’s poetical works are beautiful in both word and print. Her book is a lovely one to keep beside the bed for constant reference and inspiration… 😀

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