Old Couple

Valentine’s Day coming up and, being caught in flight delays just after Christmas, I had time to watch people. There was one ‘junior elderly’ couple that delighted me, they’d clearly been together for many years …

OLD COUPLE

you have heard his jokes                                    001..1.11.15.
eighty times over
and laughed first last and ever

you have warmed her feet
night after sixty winters

you know the curve of back
and length of thigh
from silk to wrinkle

003..1.11.15.each to each
you are twined about
one house one heart
complete

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first published in People’s Poetry Letter

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The Willow Tree Girl for ages 7-11 … Weston doesn’t miss a beat as she untangles past and present, ghosts, missing treasure, and her heroine’s longing for success.

willow treegirl8The Willow Tree Girl “… perfect for children in the 7-11-year-old bracket who love to read. …The characters are life-like and the plot intriguing …” Elizabeth Symon. Find it at Smashwords

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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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2 Responses to Old Couple

  1. Terence T. Miranda says:

    I love this Joanna!! Keep up the good work…..

    Date: Wed, 11 Feb 2015 10:02:50 +0000 To: terencetmiranda@hotmail.com

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