The Yellow Room

With Easter coming up I’m going flower-crazy. It’s spring … time to go a little nuts, spread a little zaniness around. This is when skipping ropes come out, baseball diamonds get busy, people shop for swim-suits … I think sunshine …


THE YELLOW ROOM                                     IMG_6450 12.4.25.daffodils

tomorrow I will paint
the ceiling with tulips
splash butterflies on the walls

hang a chandelier of
daffodils and roses
to dance in buttercup winds

the dazzle will stir
sunlit pedestrians to waltz
in a blaze of French horns

then earth will grow yellow wings
fly up into the stratosphere
and set fire to planets


first published in Hudson View


About Joanna M. Weston

Born in England, she is now living in Shawnigan Lake, BC. She is married to Robert, an accountant, and they have three sons, Andrew Jon Mark ... and two cats, Alice and Chaucer. 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... Clarity House Press has published several of her chapbooks including: Berry and the Birthday Band (2010) One of These Little Ones (1987) – out of print Cuernavaca Diary (1990) – out of print Seasons (1993) – out of print Watch-night (2005) – out of print
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