Night at Sea

What can happen when you’re sailing at night and the wind
goes from North to South, skies dark. And yes, this actually happened …


wind changed
anchor dragged   twice
brought seaweed to the surface               
with a lee shore

gusts directed the sailor
out into dark   bleak
rising swell

an unknown strait
hours to navigate
night and storm
before harbour lights
caught and held
sailor and boat


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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3 Responses to Night at Sea

  1. Francine M. Sylvestre-Wallace says:

    I passed on your lovely poem to my navigator, Bill; did Robert and you have a boat ?

  2. This is an adventure that one son had last year!

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