The taste of yellow

Summer is the time of golden suns, bright yellows everywhere, and blazing heat … too much for me, but I like the brilliant colours …

THE TASTE OF YELLOW

the yellow finch                                            
flies off the page

lands on a dandelion
pecks at the petals

which rise to form
new birds in song

which is clearly heard
by the blind man

two doors down
who catches a petal

on his tongue
and tastes gold

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9781771333054_FC‘A Bedroom of Searchlights’: poetry. This collection draws a picture of the poet’s divorced mother, an artist with two children, who struggled with poverty, war, and the realities of daily life, yet still found beauty and comfort in her garden, and her art. From Inanna Publications, 2016.

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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