The Making of Small

Ants, acorns, daisies, all the tiny things that we tend to overlook or take for granted, yet they make up the details of our beautiful world …

THE MAKING OF SMALL

I hold a pebble                      
in my hand

curve fingers
round smoothness

smell the salt
crusted on it

follow the line
of white in grey

like a wave
cresting the beach

know eons erased
the corners and crags

of how God made
this small beauty

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9781771333054_FC</ a>’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, 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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2 Responses to The Making of Small

  1. Francine Wallace says:

    Good morning Joanna. We need your eyes if not your ability with words. Beauty in small and big things sustain me also.

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