Minute Keeper

News Flash!  My father’s poetry, originally published in 1945, has just been re-issue by Flagon Press, U.K., under the title ‘Flowers in the Minefield’, James Crowden the editor and researcher. Check out my book page for ‘A Summer Father’ for more information.

………Coming to the end of November, stores getting crowded, everyone rushing to ‘get things done before Christmas’. For some reason it hits at the office too, that sense of pell-mell scurry with all the excitement, so here it is …

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MINUTE KEEPER                                             083.carlight  

gravel spits
from under the tires
you and I mush
hour    slush hour
back    forth
early hours    meals
gobbled before
ad hoc meetings
until days mash  crash
between paper bashings
trashed while printing                                             IMG_5665
committee minutes budged                                         
smudged by coffee
too many faces
like mine   shine
glaze across
waxed tables

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The Willow Tree Girl “… perfect for children in the 7-11-year-old bracket who love to read. …The characters are life-like and the plot intriguing …” Elizabeth Symon.

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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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