Final installment of the poetry postcards

August 20: Dear Colleen– What do we cut–these arteries of attachment,this sorrow–the empty space betweenwords and breathprovides the path of navigation–the hollow anxiety of unknowing– August 21: Dear Laura– the trick is holding two things at once–this balance of sadnessand joy, this want andthis acceptance–how to live in one place– August 22: Dear Adrienne– The…

Postcards, third installment

August 13: Dear Amy– Reaching towardan unknown–the gapbetween here andthere– background clattershattering shadows– (image: Henri Matisse “La Musique”) August 14: Dear Carmiel, The radio tells storiesof economic downturns,of mentally-ill prisoners,of thunderstorms,of olympic triumphs,of political unrest, and I drink coffeeand eat a biscuit. (image: Masolino “Peccato originale”) August 15: Dear Christian– Is this a conversation?conversion? or…

More August Poems

Here are the next few poems I’ve sent away: August 10: Dear Mary– A day of decisionsand indecision–drinking inthe overwhelming sky–cool morning, perfect shininggreen surrounds–plucking away the unnecessarythat crowds the rootsof knowing– (image: hand printed postcard–woman with flowers) August 11: Dear Laura– Thursday night, the orangeand purple sky filledmy eyes with tears, myheart with longing–these…

August Poetry Postcard Fest

I am participating in a mail-poetry project this month, and thought I would share some of the little poems I am sending away. Some of the poems refer to images on the cards, so at the bottom of the poem, I have included a note about what was on the front of the card. I…