Foliage

Birthstones for June are pearl, alexandrite, and moonstone; the birth flowers are rose and honeysuckle (we have both in our garden). And the leaves this month are every shade of green, lush, gorgeous, shady, and welcoming. They draw us in and paint the world with thoughts of growth and joy …

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FOLIAGE

June spreads green                                  IMG_9005.5.10.16.blog
dark   light   lime
emerald   olive

a curtain of foliage
that absorbs
chickadee and woodpecker

and flows green
through my window

I hold out my arms
and grow leaves

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my scans - after 18 112 coverTo 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.

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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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