These Hallowed Evenings

Halloween coming up: ghosts and goblins, witches and other scaries, will
haunt our streets, begging for candy. A time for thinking of those who
have died, those memories that remain with us, in this celebration of
ancient beliefs …


the streaming branches of October                   
witches grasp spinal curves

pumpkins blackened by moon fire
grimaces sculptured for future ghosts

cobwebs trail from ivied doorposts
threads clinging to cheek and jaw

ghoulish sounds wander country roads
rattled boos linger graveyards

a scribbling of snow on tarmac
swept sideways through broken fencing

a slink of cats on ridged roofs
parades of lurking children


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.

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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