He Married

This month, whose birth flowers are rose and honeysuckle, tends to be a time of weddings, in churches, balloons, on mountain tops, or sports fields … i.e. often in strange places. Customs vary and people add their own twist to the ordinary to make the occasion special and fun …


when I wasn’t looking
scarpered over the hill
with a Lancashire girl
to the town hall
where he banked roses                           
on the side-walk
hurled white ribbons
from church steeples
tied her in satin
a length of pearls
and Victorian lace
pulled her beside him
into a red Rolls Royce
and drove to Scotland
lost in highland storms
while we hunted
the South Coast
on a trail of confetti


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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3 Responses to He Married

  1. Francine Wallace says:

    Ah….. Dreams of so many younger girls.

    • Hi Francine,

      Not sure that elopement is anyone’s dream! But it was a fun poem to write:-)

      For the health record, my preference is always alternate forms of medicine. I go for reflexology and acupuncture, both keep me on the go, and use OTC supplements as well, Curcumin, Q10, Salmon oil, etc.!

      Blessings and sunny hugs,


  2. Not sure that elopement is anyone’s dream! But it was a fun poem to write:-)

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