Christmas on the Run

Christmas goes so quickly. We prepare for weeks and it’s gone, all the excitement, the joy, the sharing, the calm centre, gone in a blink, at least, that’s how I find it …



I tried to hold Christmas in place                  
angels flew too fast
shepherds took to the hills
kings returned
to homes in the east

I was left on a hillside
with a sky full of stars
and three trees


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 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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2 Responses to Christmas on the Run

  1. Francine Wallace says:

    Lovely Joanna, hoping your Christmas was joyful, wishing you a good 2018! Merci pour votre amitié! (I use French a lot for my treasure hunts in BC 😉

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