Time of the Butterfly

Lie in the sun and watch a butterfly land, fold its wings, pause, open and close, then … lift off … A magic being to watch, to examine the colours, the delicacy of the pattern …



slow shaking                                                                         034.sky
of unsealed wings
spreading to wide sky
hovering on radiant wind

a time of gentleness
where all things pause
awake to senses
and opening life

birth from chrysalis
to flight
in gold-white lift
over sky-bound earth

the time of this


published in Hancock Ad News


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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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2 Responses to Time of the Butterfly

  1. Love your writing and your blog.

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