This winter witch

Frost, cold winds … all the markings of winter, and she’s very much here, not in hiding at all … but snowdrops are out! …


wide grey cloak quivers                      
in a stiff wind
slow feet bring solidity
to the lake
while her sharp nose leers
from the eaves
the window becomes a portrait
painted by her breath

every time the door opens
a bony toe touches the heater
and a cold voice
shrouds my face


first   published in the Camel Saloon


9781771333054_FC</ a>’A 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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1 Response to This winter witch

  1. Francine M. Sylvestre-Wallace says:

    I love snow, but do not spread that news…. I also love snow drops already showing in my Malahat flower boxes. Reading your poetry is another real pleasure.

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