Taller Than Five

And then there’s the fun side of living: watching a child standing tall,
people dancing in the street, face-painting, finding the first snowdrop,
all the small joys of everyday …


he balances
on the wooden bench                        
taller than five
almost my height

he’s laughter on a leaf
a stagger of imbalance
on a foot-wide challenge

the sun tickles his hair
he holds wind in his hands
wanting to lift off
into his own never-never land


my scans - after 18 112 cover To Bethlehem: ‘This little book is delightful, full of … poems on this timeless subject. … the most fun is the little prose vignettes of the common people in the Christ-child story. The slave who looks after the wise men’s camels, or the overworked maid at the inn who has to fetch water for the birth, and many more. A lovely gift for the reader on your Christmas list!’ Rosalind Adams. Available from Amazon and Kindle.

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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1 Response to Taller Than Five

  1. francinesw says:

    well said, find and hold on to the beuty!

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