Poetry Friday: New Year’s Poetry Postcards

Thanks to Tabatha at The Opposite of Indifference for hosting this amazing community of poetry lovers.

All this month, postcards have arrived. I found the best place to displace them this year.

This is my unofficial corner of the living room. It’s where I set my cup of tea (or sometimes coffee).

Here are the poems.

tall shirakaba

reaching toward the sky

dawn begins anew

Christie Wyman, 2019


a poet’s new year

friday friends visit with words

eager to read…hear

Linda Mitchell, 2019


her old pigskin purse

only enough room for

rainy day dreams

Diane Mayr, 2019


new year~

sea fog surrenders

to stars

Robyn Hood Black, 2019


live abundantly

open hands, open hearts–

love shows us the way

Kay McGriff, 2019


Squat frog fights

winter chill

with stillness

and silence.

Burrows deep.

Dreams of sun

and mayflies.

Trusts springtime.

Waits to thaw.

Irene Latham, 2019


four boats on the beach

two already out to sea

hush of waves on the sand

Mary Lee Hahn, 2019


as dawn approaches

embrace possibility

glory in wonder

Molly Hogan, 2019


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15 Responses to Poetry Friday: New Year’s Poetry Postcards

  1. Michelle Kogan says:

    What a cozy corner to retreat to, and such a rich collection of postcard images and poems, thanks for sharing them Jone!

  2. katswhiskers says:

    Ooooh. The postcards AND the setting. Love those dragonflies… and the lamp that mimics – a bird feeder?

  3. Love seeing all these displayed together! Thank you so much for organizing the January swap, Jone. (PS – a wee correction; my haiku up there should actually end with “sun” rather than “stars” – ;0) ) Happy February!

  4. Tara Smith says:

    You have made a lovely corner for yourself, Jone – made all the more perfect with these lovely poems!

  5. andisibley says:

    That is so thoughtful of you, to find a way to keep enjoying the wonder of shared poetry and cards. One day I will get myself together enough to participate in something like this. You’ve inspired me with all this loveliness.

  6. maryleehahn says:

    What fun to have the whole collection on display!

  7. Tabatha says:

    How lovely to enjoy your tea with those beautiful poems!

  8. lindabaie says:

    Beautiful setting, Jone. I’m sorry I couldn’t do it this year. It is a joy to receive poems in my mail. The way the poets wrote is a joy to read.

  9. Linda Mitchell says:

    Oh, I love it! What a nice place to enjoy a cuppa…surrounded by friends.

  10. Jone, this is a magnificent collection! They are all treasures, and so is the haiku you shared with me today! Thank you for responding to my poem!

  11. cvarsalona says:

    What a great collection of poetry postcards, Jone. I am sorry that I missed this year’s event. Please keep me on the list.

  12. jama says:

    Lucky you, what a treasure trove of poetry postcards. Love the display!!

  13. Donna Smith says:

    I usually post the cards on my refrigerator with some small magnets, but having moved, I packed the magnets for a later move to a different home in 2-3 years… so they are on shelves and on the windowsill in the kitchen. I posted my “postcard” today. The move has changed how we do things and what things can get done for a while. Treading water here. But it is all good. Just different! Thanks for hosting this exchange. It is really lots of fun.

  14. mbhmaine says:

    What a wonderful place to display your postcards, Jone! Mine are brightening my kitchen and have turned my fridge into a gallery of sorts. I keep meaning to snap pictures and share them, as they’ve been a lovely addition to these cold and dark winter days. So many beautiful words and images! Thanks for sharing yours and for organizing the exchange.

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