The Purple Garden

We have a lot of lavender in the garden. I have dried
enough lavender to make breads, jellies, sachets, and more.
I love the smell of it, and a couple of drops of lavender
oil on my pillow help me to a good night’s sleep …



004the scent of creeping thyme
rises under my trespassing feet


sage trembles to my hand


lavender yields to the secateurs                        049
releasing waves of perfume
that will invade next winter
when I take clean sheets
from the cupboard


first published in Long Story Short


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 The Purple Garden

  1. fragrance exudes from this

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