Author Archives: Joanna M. Weston

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...

No Hurries

I’ve given up on Christmas shopping … too hectic, and too stressful. So, in this time of looking for peace and quiet, I’m doing the simple thing … NO HURRIES no inching through long lines of traffic                             no worried look … Continue reading

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Advent Journey

It’s that time of preparation, for Christmas, for the turn of the year. It’s a time of looking inward and wondering about the past and the future, contemplating change … or not … WATCH-NIGHT we watch the candle                                    burn the … Continue reading

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Exchanging wonder

I’ve encountered deer face to face, almost nose to nose, bear, raccoon, and other wild life, and each meeting is a curious thrill, a wonder at the differences between animals, birds, fish, and mortals … EXCHANGING WONDER a bird bangs … Continue reading

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Help Wanted

The computer crashed and, once again, I’m caught in a confused morass of ignorance (on my part) of what to do when the hard drive is re-established … sigh …. HELP WANTED it opens a grey mouth masticates files                                            swallows … Continue reading

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With Nothing to Hold Onto

There are days when I wonder if I have done anything at all, yet I’ve been busy, the hours have flown by, but what can I see that I’ve accomplished? A poem or two, some critiquing, emails … WITH NOTHING … Continue reading

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Return

Remembrance Day is coming up. I’m sure anyone whose relations, whether close or distant, died in a World War has memories and questions as I do about my father… RETURN would the wind bring back the father who strides the … Continue reading

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The Invisibility

Hallowe’en: it’s Samhain in the Northern Hemisphere, and Beltane in the Southern Hemisphere, both beginning at sunset of this day, October 31! Not only trick-or-treat day, but the Eve of All Saints Day so anything can happen … THE INVISIBILITY … Continue reading

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