This Long Week

Christmas lasts for a full twelve days, but there’s just one week between Christmas and New Year and I’m never sure whether I should be watching Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, or playing party games …

THIS LONG WEEK

Christmas bells still ring
with the angels’ carol                                           

but each day is tied
with ribbons   streamers

each minute wears a hat
blows a noise-maker

hours prance and dance
through light and dark

as people join hands
around the world

in the midnight song
‘Auld Lang Syne’

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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.

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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