And then there are castles. Most were built for defense
in the Middle Ages, the ruins may or may not be haunted.
Of course, some for just plain living in, and then
there are sand castles …



IMG_3770 R & the oceansand trickles
through my fingers
scentless and pale
as a snow-filled sky


the beach fills with days                               IMG_0366_Conway Castle
clicked by the clock
and piled
like a castle
waiting for the tide


an early version was published in Bywords


willow treegirl8The 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.


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 Castles

  1. Lovely! Where was the picture taken?

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