Games All Year

The newspaper announced the other day that it’s ‘the silly season’. I’m not sure what they meant but perhaps we challenge ourselves in different ways? Stand on one foot for an hour, skip rope for a day? Climb a mountain? Who knows …

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GAMES ALL YEAR

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I play hopscotch
when children are home
and only adults use
the school yard

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sing carols in June
throw feathers out of windows
smell thistles in March
play snakes and ladders
at midnight with ghosts
because children cheat

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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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