Leg-of-mutton

I do enjoy writing ‘adnominations’, i.e. taking a morpheme (a root meaning that is shared by many words) and using it in multiple, often opposing, ways. Try it, it’s fun …

LEG-OF-MUTTON

photo by EJ Weston

if a roman legate
wrote a legend
as a legible act
to be legislated
for a legionnaire
without legerdemain
he’d become a legman
with legroom to spare
and could get legumes
for other legatees
to perform legwork
lacking legality

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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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