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

This Morning

Today is Inventors’ Day in Hungary, and I like the sound of that, a special day for those who try to improve our world. A day when I’m taking just an ordinary morning walk, nothing special to see, but one … Continue reading

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He Married

This month, whose birth flowers are rose and honeysuckle, tends to be a time of weddings, in churches, balloons, on mountain tops, or sports fields … i.e. often in strange places. Customs vary and people add their own twist to … Continue reading

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A Nursery Moon

I’ve no idea why but I’ve been thinking of nursery rhymes, maybe it’s a slightly mad time of year? But I’m remembering them with delight, pondering their historical backgrounds, but mainly just playing around with them, having fun … A … Continue reading

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3-Bird Haiku

Chickadees, juncos, nuthatches, all familiar at our feeder, with woodpeckers and others. I keep the nut-feeder going all year (inaccessible to squirrels), but discontinue the seeds for the summer … a pair of towhees at the feeder                            maples in flower … Continue reading

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Attention Span

At some time we all have to wait in an airport, for an arrival, or to go somewhere special. We become members of line-ups, check points, controls … spend time gazing into space, day dreaming, frustrated, or accustomed … ATTENTION … Continue reading

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In The Orchestra

Concerts with choir and orchestra are a joy. My husband and one son sing in choirs, sharing the joy with enthusiasm. I try to get to their concerts, love to be there … IN THE ORCHESTRA the violinist lifts her … Continue reading

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The Casual Garden

I’m busy planning my garden; I’m not a formal gardener, tulips don’t suit me as they stand too straight, like guardsmen, and always seem to be planted in rigid rows. So, give me winding paths, flowers casually grown, and the … Continue reading

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