Drawn into Words

I’ve written poetry all my life, starting when I was about six.
Poetry first, short or long stories, whatever it takes to string
one word after another …


the first seduction –                    IMG_8247
a line of ecstatic red
drawn on white paper

later I was enticed
by wild blue zigzags
and long green loops

beguiled by marching hooks
then crooked capitals –
finally tempted by solemn

tongue-curving black cursive –
then it
was done –

I had fallen in love –
acquired a passion
for words


first published on a Barrio Poster


my scans - after 18 112 coverNEW! To Bethlehem: This little book is delightful, full of … poems on this timeless subject. … the most fun is the little prose vignettes of the common people in the Christ-child story. The slave who looks after the wise men’s camels, or the overworked maid at the inn who has to fetch water for the birth, and many more. A lovely gift for the reader on your Christmas list!   Rosalind Adams.   Available from Amazon and Kindle.


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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