Grey Paper

Bees are good, flies not so much, nor mosquitoes, nor the rest of the family of flying critters (good for spiders and birds, not for humans), never mind aphids and the other plant-eating parasites …


the wasps of summer                                
have nested in my paper house
writing stings in silent building
as they seal over    under    within

I hear nothing of their fluent buzz
as they fill in the cracks
to make homes in my domain


my scans - after 18 112 coverTo 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 Grey Paper

  1. francinesw says:

    Grey Paper house?

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