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 …

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VARIED JOURNEYS

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

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published in Lucid

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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 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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