We were in Venice a few years ago and I had one of those experiences that music can give.
Maybe it was the music over Christmas or a bar or two heard distantly yesterday that
reminded me of that day, but it lifted me out of myself into a sense of heaven …


an organ recital
of Vivaldi’s concertos
rising to a vaulted ceiling                              img_3801_3-18-08-san-maurizio-vivaldi-ex-blog

a cello rests
before the altar
on display for tourists

a wandering audience
browsing Venetian
churches    we happen
to be one of those
brought into the sound
wrapped in an ode
that invades my mind
takes over my being
until I collapse
onto a chair to be part
of the celestial chorus


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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 Vivaldi

  1. acox321 says:

    We also love Vivaldi. Enjoyed two recent concerts near Cambridge with Tessa’s cousins, Bach, Telemann, Scarlatti and Falla. Antony >

  2. Thank you, Antony. It’s good to share these moments.

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