We will rock

Hockey season is well under way but there’s no TV hockey.  So let’s go for it with the Juniors, the Bantams, all those young people playing their hearts out so that they can make the Big Leagues.

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WE WILL ROCK                                         WJHC_061_czech_canada_1_8_final

puck drops
sticks hack

run of blades
thud on boards

flick of stick
long pass
icing
and the call

IMG_5348“we will
we will rock you
stamp stamp clap
stamp stamp”

puck slap

cold feet, hard bench                                             IMG_5361
peanuts and candy

crash of bodies
fall and slide
crack of stick
on puck

a lost game
a good game

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first published in Ink Sweat and Tears

The first photo is of start of the 2008 Czech/Canada game, taken by Andrew Weston

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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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2 Responses to We will rock

  1. Janet says:

    And so it begins…We started hockey season at 7:30am last Sunday.

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