Spring is Sprung

Finally. Spring is here, a month late. I’m going to be in the garden as much as possible for the next week. Weeds are running rampant and I want to get the veggie garden in. So much to do, but still time to write, such fun …

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SPRING IS SPRUNG                                                 

blossoms burst rooftops
with an exuberance of colour

sky burns orange yellow
behind a rise of eagles

lilac tosses white perfume
over rainbows of polyanthus

and I transplant seasons
with a swallow’s swoop

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Frame and the McGuireFrame and The McGuire – ‘… a gentle yet striking novel about the way our perception influences our judgement of others.’ Amy Mathers. For ages 8-13 … published by Tradewind Books available on Amazon or your local bookstore.

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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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3 Responses to Spring is Sprung

  1. Francine Wallace says:

    I can see Spring in your poem better than outdoors right now on the Malahat; such great use of words and enthusiasm! Merci!

  2. jhopesimpson@sympatico.ca says:

    Fun! Here it is the rainy season, and some people are facing serious flooding. It’s not much fun for them, and I feel for them. I am just lucky to live at the top of a hill, but that is just good fortune. Anyway, I’m happy to hear that you are enjoying good gardening weather, and I loved your poem. With love from Jenny.

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