A Diet of Words

Poetry. Food for the mind, food for the soul. It’s pleasure to read poetry, to discover the many ways of exploring our world through the insights of poets, all the way from Shakespeare to John Clare to Ginsberg to just plain fun …



if poems be the food of love
let them be served on every plate
sautéed in wine and served on goldIMG_9131..4.17.13. Zapatas fried mackerel

does the rhymester catch a comma
and use it for a porridge spoon
or leave a couplet drowning
in her morning cup of coffee?

should half rhyme be an early snack
gulped down while munching after noon
until rhythm beats its steady drum
in laden soup bowls and hungry poets
chase metaphors through stoic meals

where endless adverbs are served up hot
and my poems be tasty as an apricot


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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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2 Responses to A Diet of Words

  1. Lucy Ratsoy says:

    A tasty morsel of words.Love it Joanna!

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