Total Eclipse

I’m an avid moon-watcher, love to see it through the trees round our home, its changing position and light as the night rolls round (I’m a poor sleeper!) …


the moon followed me
home one night
slipped each beam                                 
in a footprint
spun lengths of shine
about my head
whispered light
against my eyes
then opened the door
and slid into the house
before me
to lie on the floor
catch my feet
and take me back
out and up
up and into the sky


first published by Tree House Arts


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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1 Response to Total Eclipse

  1. Francine M. Sylvestre-Wallace says:

    Beautifully said, thank you for sharing

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