Far Away Beach

And I’m back on the beach again, where I find sand, driftwood, pebbles, crabs, seaweed … but surely there’s more than that? It’s a magical world of possibility …


FAR AWAY BEACH                                                             C.Col.Nov.10.97

strayed into fairy places
of cobweb skirts and green wings
where spells sing
and evening ripples through seaweed

I, enchanted by idleness
watch hanging gardens shed dew
on barnacled palaces
where paths thread cowled bays
small folk   parley with waves
and win foam   for their crowns

clouds wisp my eyes                                                107.under water
as I peer into shells
to watch hermits
in water and weed

I touch nothing –
the breath of magic
touches me


first published in The Catbird Seat


thoseblueshoescoverThose Blue Shoes for ages 7-11 … Weston’s … skill in juggling time past with time present … the plot unfolds with fast-paced action, mystery, suspense and even a ghost. Joan Givner


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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