I closed my eyes to see

A dawn, a sunset, when colour flaunts across the sky and absolutely anything is possible.


ochre visions under a blanched moon                     sunset Clearwater Lake
feather-edged  painted     star-frilled
vermilion bangled
embroidered with cobalt
trying for distant maroon
but consigned to be
faintly assuaged by ivory
and papered with coal

here be dragons gilded
silken   burnished with beryl
roseate with flame
trumpeted by heralds cherubic
flaunting archangels
through emerald flares
into cyanic waters
where the first whale sounds
amidst rolling opals

About Joanna M. Weston

Born in England, she lives in British Columbia. She is married with three sons, Joanna has an MA from the University of British Columbia. She has published in numerous anthologies and in magazines in Canada, the US, UK, and New Zealand, such as Canadian Women's Studies, Convolvus, Endless Mountains Review, Grain, Green's Magazine, Prairie Fire, Spin, Wascana Review, CBC Gallery, and many more...
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