The Prose of my Life

I spent time over Christmas detailing my genealogy, digging out dates and places, with one of my sons. Which, of course, set me looking back and remembering. The result is a potted autobiography, great fun to write …

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THE PROSE OF MY LIFE

sentences of Teynham                                   5A classroom
strung through paragraphs
of Shrewsbury    home
and school separated
by period   or line-break
of trains and stations
where I wept and laughed

the occasional comma
of half-term or illness
then a short Maidstone chapter

part 2 titled Canada                                          Peacewoode 1991
with Ancaster    Ottawa
in carefully parsed phrases
then a long sentence
that became the West Coast where
the book ends if it weren’t
for the Saskatchewan
short story with exclamations
dance on a bridge
and one last word     Pacific

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summerfathercoverA Summer Father … poems as deceptively simple and cunning as a sniper’s bullet. This book is a Remembrance Day poppy. Dave Margoshes

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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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