Poetry Postcards

Have you ever sent someone a poetry postcard? I sent five this year (first time ever) and here the ones I got in return (Yay!):

Thanks Margaret Simon for the beautiful zebras and good advice:

Thoughtful promise:
Savor every life moment


Thanks to Joy Acey for this inspiring postcard and poem:

Our lawn is astonomical
with dandelion blooms.
A green sky filled
with a thousand suns
and then
and thousand moons
that with a puff
of wind become
a hundred thousand stars.

Written and Illustrated by Anna Grossnickle Hines




and for her watercolor and postcard poem:

the Kauai rooster crows
waking the world
to a precious day.


And thanks to Sylvia Vardell for these lunar New Year poems from The Poetry Friday Anthology for Celebrations (Pomelo Books):

New Year Cheer by Linda Sue Park
(celebrating a Korean tradition for the lunar New Year)

“I like your dress!”
“I like your vest!”
We look so fine,
we look the best!

Our grandma’s here
We’re going to bow
We’ve practiced lots
so we know how!

Who’s bowing first?
I will, I will!
A perfect bow —
a dollar bill!

100 Pieces by Kristy Dempsey
(celebrating January 29, National Puzzle Day)

Piece by piece,
bit by bit,
try them all
to find a fit.

First the edges,
then between,
filling in
a puzzling scene.


Thanks to Jone Rush MacCulloch for organizing the postcard exchange and for this beautiful postcard and poem:

first morning
all our resolutions
on a leaf


Thanks to Diane Mayr for this Year of the Rooster poem:

lighting the fire
under the rooster teapot
first dawn


Thanks to Carol Varsalona at Beyond LiteracyLink for hosting Poetry Friday this week! I’m posting twice this week ! This post was too late to be included on Friday because two of the postcards came Saturday. Happy Lunar New Year!! Have a magical weekend!

Poetry Friday with kids

36 thoughts on “Poetry Postcards

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  2. An entertaining and lovely post.
    I sent some quotes to someone…who gave me a rather chilly reception because my handwriting wasn’t recognizable and I hadn’t ID’d myself.

    I’ll be sending you an email…hope it doesn’t get caught by spam.

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  3. Brenda, how wonderful to read through the poetry postcards you received. Our poetry community is so inspiring and filled with joy. I am sorry that I saw your post and didn’t have a chance to respond until now. Best to you this week.

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    • I was horribly late, but I didn’t want to wait a week, once I realized I had them all. It was delightful to get poems during this tumultuous month. I was lucky to post so late in a way, because when I posted I realized that many others had come in late, too. I got to visit them all. It was sure a busy week!


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