The Things I Leave my Grandchild

Grandchildren are so very special. We all want the absolute best
for them, now, and in the future. I was considering what I would
like to give any one of my grandchildren and came up with this list, you might like to make your own …

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THE THINGS I LEAVE MY GRAND-CHILD (list poem)

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the swift sideways movement of a crab           014..3.11.14.blog
the flicker of neon lights through the dark
. . . sound of a tap running thinly
. . . crackle of cereal with milk
tires running on wet pavement
two a.m. luminous paint on pyjamas
. . . a frog on the front step
. . . the sound of a cedar growing
smell of bear    lilac    coffee
after-taste of banana juice
. . . last fireworks on July 1st                                     Christmas 2011 Part1 011
. . . first sight of the Rockies from the air
. . . my name

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first published in Weyfarers

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thoseblueshoescoverThose Blue Shoes for ages 7-11 … Weston’s … skill in juggling time past with time present … the plot unfolds with fast-paced action, mystery, suspense and even a ghost. Joan Givner

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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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