Down On The Beach

School starts next week. Summer’s drifting time is over. So here’s one last look at the beach, the sound, light, fun, of it …



Copy (2) of IMG_3777 beach & oceancurl of wave
foam and down
to crash                                   060 beach
on pebbles
an explosion
of green   blue
and white
sun and wind
water thrusting
up and over
excitement of sound
IMG_0942 (1280x719) breaking wavesight    builds
and up
curl sharpening
leaning    to burst
at peak of break
break    and down
spilling sunlight

shout erupts
in the child
with the beat
of shells tumbling
Copy of 051 log in wavesrubbing     wave talking           IMG_3776 R, A, J's shadows waving
to the coming tide

child runs
shrieking at the might
and come-down of water
throws stones
collects pearled shells
runs squealing
from the challenge and creep
of water over her feet
Copy of 052she is wave
sky and beach    held
in the yell of childhood


first published in Weyfarers


thoseblueshoescoverThose Blue Shoes for ages 7-11 … Weston’s … skill in juggling time past with time present … the plot unfolds with fast-paced action, mystery, suspense and even a ghost. Joan Givner


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 Down On The Beach

  1. Beth Camp says:

    Lovely mix of poetry and photographs to catch those memories of summer.

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