Happy Travelling

I’m a good packer:  everything goes, flat and tidy, into my small
red roll-along suitcase and I manage to get everything in. Yet
I take more clothes than I need … and forget something …

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HAPPY TRAVELLING                                    Andrew Portugal 1818 May 1st Coimbra B

I do not lack
the subtle knack
of how to pack
to fit the rack
on the track
of train or shack
whether red or black
I stuff the sack
with shirt and slack
IMG_9856 traina sock in every crack
hunt through bric-a-brac
before taking a whack
without breaking my back
at closing the stack
then stop for a snack

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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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4 Responses to Happy Travelling

  1. HI Joanna, Where are you traveling too?

  2. Hi Holly, We were off to Portugal! Had a great time, the people are incredibly friendly, the food great (we ate fish for every dinner!).

  3. I really enjoyed the poem about traveling. It made me smile!

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