Lunar Questions

Stars last week and the moon this: the Summer Solstice is almost here. The earth turns and the moon turns around us, full, half, quarter, and everything in between. It’s the inspiration for love, astrology, and continual mystery, even though the dark side has been seen and people have walked on it …



shall I ask the moon
to rise morning by morning               IMG_6734
and lend extra light
to our days?

should I command her to sink
under a neap tide
while the cow jumps higher
than we can throw spoons?

would you paint her
weeping for earth
or rising high and full
over Berkeley Square?

we will pluck silver apples
whose shapes and shadows fuse
in the pale flush
of our lunatic sky


an earlier version appeared in Ken*Again


summerfathercoverA Summer Father … terse, imagistic lines; … It’s not nostalgia that we experience but quiet, poignant grief. Richard Stevenson

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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