Stirring the Planets

September’s birthstone is the sapphire and birth flowers are the forget-me-not, morning glory and aster. Sept.1 is Father’s Day in Australia, Fiji, New Zealand, and Papua New Guinea; today, Sept.4, is Administrative Professionals’ Day in South Africa (check these out on Wikipedia). I’m always intrigued to know when and what other countries celebrate. Were the celebrations caused by the flight of a butterfly in another part of the world …


the butterfly flew from a flower            
caused two cars to collide
a tree to drop leaves

one fell on a girl’s glasses
causing her to turn left
instead of right
she tripped over a man’s feet

he caught and drove her
to the airport
where he filed a flight plan
for Arizona forgot the map
ended up in the Caribbean
where he joined a rock band


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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2 Responses to Stirring the Planets

  1. francinesw says:

    I’m a September girl, an I tend to agree: some of the more mysterious and lovely events happen in the Fall 😉

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