Varied Journeys

It’s our anniversary today. It’ll be a quiet celebration, heart-felt just the same. We’re together and that’s what counts. I wrote this poem for our fortieth and it still holds true …



how far did we promise?                          76 May 20, 1967
from city to country town
to wild overseas adventures –
how many songs did we pledge?

did we trade rings and glasses
for a valley of marmots
before champagne and children
with a missing pair of shoes?

or was it an incense of prayers
mixed with dawn milking and skates?
do you remember the length of the vow
and how it soars on a spinnaker wind?

all I believe is the speaking
and the chorus of years that we travel


published in Lucid


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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 Varied Journeys

  1. Beautiful Joanne, and happy anniversary.

  2. Thank you, Holly. The sun shines and it’ll be a lovely day.

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