petroglyphs

We were exploring one of the Gulf Islands last fall and came across
some very old petroglyphs, barely distinguishable so worn they were,
but very evocative in an open glade, surrounded by cedars …

PETROGLYPHS

the grief and pain                                       
of a generation
who danced their ending
among these cedars

heartbreak carved
in rock
in a forest glade

leaving footprints
to be read
by descendants

I come    listen
and take their experience
into my own silence

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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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