Planes

About a month ago I was introduced to Skeltonic or tumbling verse, which means lines of 3 to 6 words, using the same line-end rhyme until it’s not fun anymore, then change to another until it too runs out of energy … So I wrote my first, enjoyed doing it, and here it is ….

PLANES                                                            

they’re made to fly
across the sky
in a do-or-die
with no goodbye
to codify
or horrify
as they notify
with air and wing
the control king
with dazzling
high diving
and brightly swing
up and down                                                  
like a clown
above the town
without a snort
or an abort
before they cavort
to the airport

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summerfathercoverA Summer Father … terse, imagistic lines; … It’s not nostalgia that we experience but quiet, poignant grief. Richard Stevenson

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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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