Keep Friendship

The title of this poem is from Boswell’s Life of Dr. Johnson, v.1, p.182. I find it a constant reminder of how I should keep in touch with friends old and new. Sometimes it’s difficult due to lack of time, distance, whatever, but all these are excuses …


call frequently
write letters
email or text                                     

if disagree
apologize or explain
don’t leave the cut
to fester

send photos
of self and family

give praise
and thanks
keep in touch


9781771333054_FCNEW! ‘A Bedroom of Searchlights’: poetry. This collection draws a picture of the poet’s divorced mother, an artist with two children, who struggled with poverty, war, and the realities of daily life, yet still found beauty and comfort in her garden, and her art.

From Inanna Publications, May 15, 2016.

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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2 Responses to Keep Friendship

  1. oldpyjamas says:

    Congratulations on the book! Week done! And Inanna is such a respected publisher Will there be a launch I can attend?

    I am having my book published by Friesen and at present am working with them on the cover. Exciting – and busy! Best Diana

    Sent from my iPad


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