August Haiku

The birds have been busy at the nut-feeder. We’ve always seen lots of nut-hatches and chickadees, but this year we’ve had red-shafted flickers, hairy and downy woodpeckers. They are always a joy and I have to stop and watch, never mind the dinner or the dishes …

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summer rain –                                            208
red-wing blackbird swings
on a high branch

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her empty
washing line –
a nuthatch

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a woodpecker
slams into the window –                   127
electric shock

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Yes, the woodpecker lived!

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summerfathercoverA Summer Father … Here is poetry … interweaving images culled from a wartime childhood with bittersweet memories of a “summer father”. Lynda Monahan

About Joanna M. Weston

Born in England, she lives in British Columbia. She is married with three sons, 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...
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