The Edge of Ocean

Holidays can also be adventures, sailing, dipping into small coves; exploring what is unknown, whether it’s places, ways of travelling, of living, or of seeing the world around us from a new perspective …

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THE EDGE OF OCEAN

on this spume-soaked beach                                          Chesterman 6.12.00
mist-driven combers curl over sand
through the haze of wet light

my footprints fade under foam
running back to foam
laced fringe stolen by another wave

the grey turn of water over water
slides with the moon’s tug
back to an earlier thousand years

whose pebbles and shells
roll eternities
over and over my future

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willow treegirl8The Willow Tree Girl for ages 7-11 … Weston doesn’t miss a beat as she untangles past and present, ghosts, missing treasure, and her heroine’s longing for success.

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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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