Getting Ready

I have started preparations for Christmas, but there’s a whole lot
more to be done. I’ve made lists of gifts to be mailed or given, some of
the baking is in the freezer, but …


I write the annual
Christmas letter                                                  img_9533-11-13-16-blog
to tell friends
family overseas
how the year
has expanded us

cards are written
gifts purchased
cookies baked
the star hung
where we can
see and remember
the why of
these rituals


9781771333054_FCNew! NEW! ‘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 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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