Up Anchors

I get caught up in the excitement of sailing when there’s a gale blowing … or the joys of slopping around, dreaming, watching clouds drift by when there’s no wind … Here’s a piece of, appropriately enough, tumbling rhyme …


UP ANCHORS                                                     049

we can float
in any kind of boat
while wearing a coat
on a moat
though I vote
and you can quote
me if you like
IMG_2059 Andrew's back bikethat riding a bike
or taking a hike
over a dike
would certainly strike
me as less expense
and make commonsense
though providence
loses magnificence
before the suspense
V. from deck 3, galewhen halyards seize
and sailors trapeze
in stormy seas


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.


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 Up Anchors

  1. Melanie says:

    Reblogged this on Melanie's Blog and commented:
    Look at the see. Then observe the madness of sea.

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