Dawn at the Lake

I was at a writers’ retreat some years ago and, being awake early, was blessed by seeing the changing light; it seemed like magic. I’ve never forgotten, and it’s taken years to put into words …

DAWN AT THE LAKE

at the divide
between light and time             227.10.19.13.blog
a canoe breaks the fog
beyond my window
on water too smooth
to have depth or meaning

the sun sifts mist
laying its blurred twin
across my vision
before burning
the day to clarity

 

Frame and the McGuireNEW! Frame and The McGuire – for ages 8-13 … published by TradeWind Books on October 15th

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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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