Author Archives: Joanna M. Weston

About Joanna M. Weston

Born in England, she is now living in Shawnigan Lake, BC. She is married to Robert, an accountant, and they have three sons, Andrew Jon Mark ... and two cats, Alice and Chaucer. 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... Clarity House Press has published several of her chapbooks including: Berry and the Birthday Band (2010) One of These Little Ones (1987) – out of print Cuernavaca Diary (1990) – out of print Seasons (1993) – out of print Watch-night (2005) – out of print

Street Dance

I love street musicians, their confidence, willingness to make light of an ordinary morning, bring an element of fun to the day. And sometimes someone will move to the music, sway, tap, or dance … STREET DANCE guitar & sax                                   … Continue reading

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3 Random Senryu

The senryu that follow are random thoughts, memories, jottings made over the day while staring at rain and a dripping gutter: everyday meanders against a background of ordinary West Coast weather …   initials carved                                    on a school desk – … Continue reading

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On White Dunes

Remembrance Day, November 11th, is fast approaching. I’ve been reading my father’s poetry, and thinking of him. He died in Normandy, June 1944. His poems reveal how soldiers carry homes, families, their past, close to their hearts … ON WHITE … Continue reading

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Beyond

November’s birthstone is the Topaz, in particular the yellow stone; the  flower is chrysanthemum (I love the rich copper coloured ones). There are several days, apart from Remembrance Day, to notice: the 13th is World Kindness Day; the 14th is … Continue reading

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These Hallowed Evenings

Halloween coming up: ghosts and goblins, witches and other scaries, will haunt our streets, begging for candy. A time for thinking of those who have died, those memories that remain with us, in this celebration of ancient beliefs … THESE … Continue reading

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Garlic Soup

Garlic. I’ve just planted the bulbs for next year. I love it and add it most main dishes. It’s incredibly nutritious and healthy: it enhances energy, lowers blood pressure, strengthens bones, improves cholesterol levels, fights colds, and promotes health and … Continue reading

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Second hand Clothes

I like shopping in second hand stores. Here I can browse and where I invariably find exactly what I’m looking for. In retail ‘new’ stores I get completely overwhelmed by the racks and racks of clothes that are all the … Continue reading

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