On Meeting Another Poet

Meeting another poet is always a joy to me. We all write so differently and can learn so much from each other, but I always step a little lightly on these occasions, I want to make a friend, explore the differences in our writing and, sometimes, we fly together …

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ON MEETING ANOTHER POET

I offer my poetry                                               France 2011 1034a bubbles
as tentatively
as we move
into relationship

we are new
to each other
and have to read
the poem that we are
in each other’s eyes

we make a poem
between us
that tells who we are
to each other

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first published in Green’s Magazine
photo by Andrew Weston (**look for the huge bubble**)

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

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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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