Child on a Swing

Easter! Flowers, Easter eggs, Family, Chocolate … what more can anyone want? Daffodils … rabbits …



I saw this child
among an alchemy of angels                         089
polished, sun-bright
brazen in flying delight

he went skyways high
hair aureoled, mouth wide in shout
eyes tight against the drive
of straight legs, curved body
up, up, to join
the catching, rushing crowd
of white-thrust, deep-sailed seraphim

092..8.10.13almost, he touched
the worn patch of earth
as, feet tucked, body arched
he carved back, back, and up
until the clouds held him
met his laughter, round, jubilant
ecstatic in poise of song
until down rush, down swoop
the swing brings him
uproarious in his heaven




first published in Tale Spinner


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


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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