Dandelions

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 …

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DANDELIONS                                            008

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

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bundled in thousands
–  they invade theatres
present themselves
–  on silver salvers                                                         070.4.28.14..
to divas   to conductors
–  and hang from chandeliers

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

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

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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 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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