Out and Back

I submit poems to multitudinous journals and e-zines. Many are accepted, for which I am very grateful, but many are returned, poor spurned poems …

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OUT AND BACK

a sonnet circles my desk                                        201
on cautious feet

I let the poem out
fed and stroked

it sidles close to
a flu-ridden editor

who sneezes it
out the door

to hurtle home
howling rejection

to a subdued welcome
and great affection

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thoseblueshoescoverThose Blue Shoes for ages 7-11 … Weston’s … skill in juggling time past with time present … the plot unfolds with fast-paced action, mystery, suspense and even a ghost. Joan Givner

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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 Out and Back

  1. oldpyjamas says:

    Poor poems indeed but I know you’ll keep writing them Best Diana from Spa

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