On my morning walk the other day I saw a field of dandelions, green starred with gold from end to end, side to side. I doubt the farmer was happy but I certainly was! We made dandelion wine years ago, great taste, but definitely labour-intensive …


DANDELIONS                                            008

storm roadsides
–  obliterate green
takeover tarmac
–  eat whole meadows
rise    fall
–  in yellow clouds
that fog the world
–  with neon light


bundled in thousands
–  they invade theatres
present themselves
–  on silver salvers                                               
to divas   to conductors
–  and hang from chandeliers


at mayoral banquets
–  they’re poured as libations
to bacchanalian gods
–  for pre-hangover cure


gold takes over the earth
–  until it shines
glows   emits petaled flares
–  brighter than the sun


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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