Soaring Over the Valley

We are singularly blessed by seeing bald eagles frequently where
we live, and some are momentous encounters, and I expect to see at least
one on Thanksgiving this weekend …


the bald eagle that flew
directly to my window –                            
last moment rising

eight overseeing
the golf course

two juveniles perched
high on a dead fir tree
in morning sunlight

the one swept low
across the road
ahead of my car

one rising from its prey                                   
trailing ribbons of guts

the eagle that plunged past
as we had dinner
overlooking Finlayson Arm

two from woods below me
circling     soaring
into an aching blue sky


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 Soaring Over the Valley

  1. jhopesimpson says:

    Dear  Joanna, I like  this  one  very  much. Love  from  Jenny. Sent from my Galaxy Tab A (2016)

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