The Wider View

images..1Today is Canada Day. It is also Doctors’ Day in India, Hong Kong SAR Establishment Day, Independence Day in Somalia, and Keti Koti in Surinam. In other words, it’s one big important day for a great many people all over the world. Also, the Ruby is the birthstone for July, it symbolizes contentment. I’m certainly contented to be into real summer …

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THE WIDER VIEW                     001 from Old Mill pk 001

silence is narrow
as the mountain I hold
in cupped hands

as wide
as the columbine
that rises
beside my feet

silence haunts
my eyes as I listen
to mountains singing
across the lake

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first published in Purple Patch

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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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