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 …

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LUNAR QUESTIONS

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

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an earlier version appeared in Ken*Again

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

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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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