Friday, February 3, 2017

Poetry Friday with Poetry Postcards

What a great shower of postcards this month!
Here's my stash!
All the cards together
Thanks for organizing this exchange extravaganza, Jone! 
We are definitely a devoted and reliable bunch...or even over reliable because I sent out 10 and got 11 in return!  10% return on my expenditure.  I'd say that was pretty good!
Here they are with the exception of Sylvia Vardell's, as it is a copyrighted one, and I wasn't sure if I should do a close up of the poem.
Joyce Ray
Peggy Parker Klostermann
Linda Mitchell
Tabatha Yeatts
Jone Rush MacCulloch
Ramona Behnke
Robyn Hood Black
Diane Mayr
Joy Acey
Kim Urband
What an awesome collection!  I am going to have to start a postcard scrapbook I guess, so I can keep them all safe and viewable.  My 10 postcards went out on the 23rd to my recipients, so they should be there now at last.  I wrote a different Haiku for each card, so that should count for a few poems a day in January!
I have been writing every day, whether or not it shows up on my blog.  Sometimes my poems are in comments on a blog, sometimes they just get filed for my collection.  I'm finally making a collection of poems that are not yet published.  My One Little Word this year is REACH, and I am trying to reach my goal of at least 365 new and unpublished poems for the year.  So far so good.

Here's a Haiku from a postcard I sent this month...let's count it as my poem for today!
Happy Poetry Friday!  Time to go read more poetry by clicking on links at Penny Parker Klosterman's place, A Penny and Her Jots.

Reach out to someone today - make it a nice day!



27 comments:

  1. What a great collection. I like your idea of a postcard scrapbook. Sounds like fun to sit down and make. Have a great week!

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    1. I have so many now, it does seem the best way to be able to store and access them. You have a nice week, too!

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  2. These are a great collection. I have enjoyed seeing everyone's postcards and the joy they have spread!

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    1. They are really such nice snippets of joy!

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  3. Such a nice idea. I have a collection of postcards that I began saving since I was a child. Sadly, postcards sent through the mail seem to be less common. People on vacation are more apt to send an image over the phone or post it on Facebook or the like. Nothing for me to collect from those. The last postcard I got in the mail was and advertisement.

    Glad to hear that some folks are still sending postcards and the verse makes for a nice personal touch.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

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    1. I wish I'd kept all those old postcards from childhood. I do have a few I just located in my old (and moldy) scrapbook with a couple from the New York World's Fair though when we went there.

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  4. What a wonderful collective to be a part of, Donna - poetry gifts for the weary soul.

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    1. They did make the cold days of January a bit warmer!

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  5. This looks wonderful! It's so wonderful to open the mailbox and actually find something personalized and sent with care - such a rare and exciting experience these days!

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    1. It is! And to think it all started with online writing.

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  6. How fabulous to have such a wonderful collection of poetry from friends and thank you for providing us one of your originals, Donna.

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    1. i love this additional facet to our poetry connections.

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  7. What a gorgeous collection of words, Donna. Poetry can surprise and delight - no matter how short it is!

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  8. I celebrated my postcards today too, Donna, including yours! They certainly made a happier day from the mail box!

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    1. It is amazing how uplifting to find these in your mailbox. Reminds me of being a kid again!

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  9. Fantastic celebration. The postcards have given me writing strength as well. We will be cheering you on toward publication. In the meantime, you are ours, all ours... and it's lovely. Have a great week.

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    1. I hope to be able to stay on track. We'll see.
      With all the challenges month to month it does help the writing grow!

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  10. As I told Linda B. - what great gifts to find in the mailbox. So much better than bills and junk mail! Bravo to you for your personal writing challenge! That is quite impressive.

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    1. The postcards are such sweet treasures to find amongst the drivel in my mailbox!

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  11. I LOVED the postcard exchange - thanks for featuring your bounty here! And three cheers for gathering up your poems as you 'reach' into the new year.... :0)

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  12. Wow. the more I read about the postcard exchange the more determined I am to participate next time. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Thanks for sharing your postcards. I really enjoyed receiving mine! Each one brought a smile.

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  14. Good lesson in "The more you give, the more you get." I went for the 5 option (which was all I could manage to give), but I'm jealous of your bounty in the getting!

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  15. Donna, I don't see mine here. I sent it, but I'm worried that you didn't get it. I got yours. Thank you. Please email me and I can send another postcard.

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    1. Hmmm. I didn't get it. I will recheck my stack of bills and special offers, and see if it got tucked in there somewhere! I'll email you when I take a second look around. Occasionally a neighbor gets our stuff - we always hope it isn't summer folk!

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