Flood waters

It rained all through January, apart from one week of deep snow. It snowed
again yesterday … and yes, it’s raining yet again today. Sigh …


it’s happened again                   
pouring down rain
blurring window pane
no view of the lane
or flooded plain

the blocked drain
creates a strain
on the water-main

we’ll have to restrain
the gush   what a bane
it might take a crane
which sounds mundane
but would lift terrain
without any pain
and would surely retrain
the flow of the rain


9781771333054_FCA 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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4 Responses to Flood waters

  1. acox321 says:

    Sounds grim. We have had a pretty mild winter. More heavy rain – some got into the house, but not on your scale. Antony


    • It was dismal, and is today. Hasn’t started raining quite yet, but it’s coming.
      There’s been serious flooding on the Island, people rescued from flooded homes,
      losing their homes, roads cut, lives lost … Worst flooding in 50 years.
      But we’ve aconites out so it’s not totally awful:-)

  2. Francine M. Sylvestre-Wallace says:

    depressed by the rain, prefer to shovel snow myself, good exercise

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