To Relax

July, and it’s holidays, relaxation, chill out, time-out … This poem was part of a poetry challenge I took part in: to write a poem using the same word in every other line. I thought of my up-coming holiday at Sorrento Centre and thoroughly enjoyed writing this …



the sun warm on my back                            IMG_6995_sunsetting at beach
where I sit by the cabana
feeling it’s good to be back
in this holiday place
having turned my back
on duty-made meetings

a few years back
the children came too
but one has moved back
to the East Coast
the others come back
for memories, for pleasure

I come to give back
to my tired self, to relax
and feel the sun on my back


willow treegirl8The Willow Tree Girl “… perfect for children in the 7-11-year-old bracket who love to read. …The characters are life-like and the plot intriguing …” Elizabeth Symon.

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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4 Responses to To Relax

  1. Myron Penner says:

    thanks for sharing this! i hope this week you find the rest you’re looking for. this is a great place to look. it was good to meet you! 🙂

  2. Nick Pang says:

    Thanks, Joanna! It’s wonderful having a poet on-site to capture the environment of the Centre. Neat challenge, too!

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