Street Dance

I love street musicians, their confidence, willingness to make light
of an ordinary morning, bring an element of fun to the day. And sometimes
someone will move to the music, sway, tap, or dance …


guitar & sax                                  
sound a fanfare

flood of sunlight
sears the pavement

two boys leap
jazz beat

gutter & sidewalk
laughter rising

as rhythm breaks

pedestrians to
a thousand guilts


9781771333054_FC</ ‘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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4 Responses to Street Dance

  1. Andy says:

    hey, i remember that photo, from Lisbon, fun!

  2. It was a fun day, and a good moment seeing the musicians.

  3. Francine Wallace says:

    Love them also; 30 years in Acadian territory, I still miss the music present in every house, at every encounter and social event, same spirit of cheers and love in the open! You say it well.

  4. Nothing like Nova Scotia for music everywhere, you’re so right.

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