Where Unicorns

For the Anglo-Saxons, October was known as Winterfylleth, because at this full moon (fylleth) winter was supposed to begin. October’s birthstones are the tourmaline and the opal, its birth flower the calendula. The first Thursday of the month is National Poetry Day in the U.K. and Ireland, while the first Friday is Children’s Day in Singapore; it is also World Smile Day! And, for admirers of Ray Bradbury, he published a collection of short stories titled The October Country in 1955. It’s a month of mysteries …


on my way to somewhere              
invisible on any map
where dragons hibernate
behind waterfalls

a land where unicorns
lurk under willow trees
and an eyelash weighs
more than a mountain

here I will listen
to the song of the dodo
and the high field calls
of childhood giants


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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 Where Unicorns

  1. Francine says:

    Another window on a beautiful world, thank you.

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