Weather or Not

No matter what the sky does, fog, rain, snow, or cloud, the earth
turns and we have another day with its dark times and then its bursts
of incredible joy …


I take rain                                                
from cupped leaves
and whisper of morning

the sun lures me
from my desk
to carol with showers

drumming against
roof and rain-barrel
so   head tipped

I catch thunder
behind closed eyes
brush it over grass

and   when I look
there’s a cascade
of snowdrops


9781771333054_FCA 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 Weather or Not

  1. acox321 says:

    We have wonderful snowdrops in our Derbyshire garden at this time of the year. Best wishes, Antony


    • Our snowdrops are coming up but it will take another couple of weeks. We had
      a very heavy snowfall which has delayed everything. But good to know that that they are up somewhere in this crazy world!

  2. Francine Wallace says:

    Yea! Thank you for the positive outlook, and reality of the beauty that surrounds us, whatever the weather. I do however prefer snow for the winter ;-(

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