From Small

I’m amazed by seeds, how small they are. When I sow them in the garden I spend time with them, roll the round radish seeds in my fingers, look closely at lettuce, tiny parsley seeds. It’s the seeds of trees that are the real miracles, so small to become to huge …

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FROM SMALL                                                 IMG_0170_oak tree

a tree grows
out of my pocket
from one acorn

I touch branches
with my lips
suck buds
Sept.19 - 02until flowers blow
through my hand
and there are
oak trees for sale

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first published in Thorny Locust

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thoseblueshoescoverThose Blue Shoes for ages 7-11 … Weston’s … skill in juggling time past with time present … the plot unfolds with fast-paced action, mystery, suspense and even a ghost. Joan Givner

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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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