Six Ways of Doing

August 6, 1945, Hiroshima; August 6, 1991 the first-ever web page online. So this month swings between darkness and light, destruction and creation. It’s a time of richly starred night skies and, I hope, brilliantly sunny days, a time of letting go, and looking forward, sometimes in strange ways …




a reversed nine                                         
bounces back and up

the ball of wool unwinds
a kitten’s paw

a whirl or a reel
a tornado on the screen

a cloud tethered
to the red balloon

twice trinity
or a triple pair

half a dozen eggs
on the stair


first published in Stoneboat


A Summer Father … Here is poetry … interweaving images culled from a wartime childhood with bittersweet memories of a “summer father”. Lynda Monahan

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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