Lilac

The full, heavy, heads of lilac weigh down the branches,
bending under rain, lifting in sunlight. I love the scent of the flowers, and this poem is a rondeau …

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LILAC

where lilac leans its purple weight,         IMG_1601 5.15.07 white lilac.blog.
honey-seeking bees congregate,
lured by the colour and the scent,
where desired sweetness is present
among stems darkly foliate.

lovers too reach to contemplate
the turn to summer’s delicate
and fragrant floral ravishment
where lilac leans.

they watch the flowers radiate
this richly scented advocate
as end to winter’s discontent,
leading to a presentiment
that life and love will still create
where lilac leans.

first published in Mused online

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summerfathercoverA Summer Father … poems as deceptively simple and cunning as a sniper’s bullet. This book is a Remembrance Day poppy. Dave Margoshes

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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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