Beach Scene

We were at Ucluelet on the West Coast of Vancouver Island a couple of years ago and the magic of the place stays with me …


white light streams through firs
waves crash through constant wind            

mist swallows self and surfers
as a skim of water gathers clouds

into stretched wet sand
a rippled and gullied acreage

printed by our morning run
plotted by stranded jellyfish

occasional kelp tangles broken shells
where a colony of gulls nudge mussels

this ocean trail cut by light
through sun-struck evergreens


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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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2 Responses to Beach Scene

  1. francinesw says:

    We love Ucluelet, hope to be going back this Summer.

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