Scrapbook Summer

I come back from holidays with a bundle of travel brochures picked up from here and there, old maps, receipts, business cards … odd bits of paper kept as mementos. Eventually I sort through them, discard some, then make a scrapbook complete with photos to be browsed on a winter night … memories of summer …

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SCRAPBOOK SUMMER                                          23445644.maps 6.23.12

brochures … maps worn
at the creases

coffee rings make new contour lines
wine stains create new lakes
pencil marks obliterate towns
roads thickened by buttered fingers …

postcards of forgotten views
and folders of explored excitements
these acquisitions of travel
stockpiled to become
the scrapbook story
of summer

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published in Sagacity Magazine

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The 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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2 Responses to Scrapbook Summer

  1. Edwin says:

    Hmm is anyone else having problems with the pictures
    on this blog loading? I’m trying to figure out if its a problem on my end or if it’s the blog.
    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    • I haven’t heard of anyone else having problems with the photos, and I’m not sure what
      if anything I can do to help. Are they simply very slow to load? Don’t load at all? Is
      it happening with all of them?

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