Here’s a selection of the postcards that have made their way west so far…
I love how very American they are–Smokey the Bear and Mesa Verde, that general store and Charlie Harper.
The image in the middle is a peace snowflake sent by Irene Latham. (She also sent me poems and treats in December as a part of Tabitha’s poetry exchange…I haven’t mentioned that yet because it deserves a really thoughtful response!) Here’s the poem that came with the snowflake:
Snowflake Speaks of Peace
with my sisters
all night long
as we kiss
into soft heaps
So much to love here–the easy rhyme and the clear images spoken in the snowflake’s voice. Irene is masterful in her ability to work from prompts (or props in this case) in an authentic and deep way. But most I love the echos of that American great, Langston Hughes and The Negro Speaks of Rivers.
More Poetry Friday goodness at The Logonauts!