On The Water

Time on the water, sailing, rowing, kayaking, rowing … Or just in the water, paddling, swimming … It’s summer and the best way to cool off is to be in or on water …

ON THE WATER

canoes bob on summer’s lake                  
trailing grass. tendrils float loose

arms pull paddles through weed
water-boatmen skim opaque surfaces

hands strain downward. catch fronds
while eyes close on thrusting beams

plunge down. down among glimpsed fish
murk stirred by the paddling of ducks

shadows stretch to the swimmer
as sunlight streaks tanned flesh

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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.

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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 On The Water

  1. Francine says:

    Well aaid as usual; I watch boats of all kinds on the water daily, but we have not managed to put ours in the water yet; hoping your enjoying your Summer time.

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