Faint on the Sky

Evenings at this time of year can be magic. We are framed in stillness,listening to
sounds of birds settling, watching the swift change of light, aware of the quiet earth …

FAINT ON THE SKY

a whisper of sound
passes like smoke
from one hill to the next                            mist on L.omar_4738..12.18.11
where I catch

catch the fall of evening
paint it on the lake
watch colours smooth each ripple

here I am reflected
on the western edge
framed by bulrushes

a mallard ebbs
into shadow
a minnow frightens
the last ripple

I steal into cold
listening
to the slip of water
about my feet
the brush of wind in reeds
the crackle of starlight

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my scans - after 18 112 cover 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.

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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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