The Reach of Words

Where does poetry go? Who listens? What does it do?
Are we right to express ourselves in poetry?
Questions I ask myself every now and then.
And here’s my answer …

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THE REACH OF WORDS                                         007

I saw the dauntless poem
step forward into the world
to stand upon a high-rise
and forth-tell to many crowds

words rang in rhythmic phrases
that carolled upon the wind
and spun a forward vision
for the listening multitude

the poem roamed the summit
speaking out in many tongues
with laughter and with music
to the hearts of those who heard

with insight and with wisdom
that inspired their daily work

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photo by Robert J. Weston

The Willow Tree Girl… why does a girl from the past linger in the present? where has part of the treasure disappeared to? … questions Weston disentangles in this fast-paced book.

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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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