Peace Poetry Postcard Exchange
World Peace Poets is hosting a postcard exchange during the month of February. Each day you’ll send out a postcard to another poet with an original peace poem on it. And in exchange, you’ll receive a poetry postcard each day.
Can you imagine a better way to spend these last dark days of winter than in writing poems and posting real mail? Won’t you join me?
Send an email to worldp[email protected] with Peace Postcards in the subject line and
- your name
- mailing address
On or around January 30th, you’ll receive your list of addresses. Send a poem to the person listed under your name and wait for the letter carrier!
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Kortney, this is a wonderful idea. I’m in! With so much focus placed on resistance and marching right now, taking time to write about and share peacefulness is good practice.
So exciting! Maybe we’ll be in the same group, Laura! Really enjoyed Last Class by the way! Each character had such a distinct voice. And that cover–swoon!
Did you make that beautiful flower mandala in the photo? Wow!
We didn’t make the mandala, Tabitha, but happened upon a woman creating it on the Autumnal Equinox. Synchronicity!
Love the flower mandala and the idea. I have to pass because I’m already too distracted from working on my novel. I have to get back to it. But I will be jealous!
Three cheers for novels and creative focus! For me it’s all about building the practice.
This sounds like such a fantastic idea! How wonderful to open your mailbox and find something carefully crafted with care and inspiration.
I think I’ll be able to use that extra care and inspiration come February!
Kortney, what a noble venture you are undertaking. Peace and hope are on my mind lately but alas! I am swamped with several projects, one of which is my Winter Wonder Gallery. Would you have a beautiful peace poem that would fit the theme for the gallery? The invitation is here: http://beyondliteracylink.blogspot.com/2017/01/invitation-to-winter-wonder-17.html.
Thank you so much for the invitation, Carol! I’ll certainly find something to add to the gallery.
What a lovely idea. I don’t think at this time sending out a postcard a day is an undertaking I could realistically commit to; but I used to be a great sender of postcards and letters and I love receiving them.
I know, it’s going to be a stretch for me too. Fingers crossed!
It is a beautiful idea, Kortney. I’m glad you shared, but I’m committed to something else in February. I hope you share what happens to this.
I’m excited to start, Linda. Heading to the post office tomorrow for stamps. 🙂
I love this idea. I’m not sure I can commit to sending a poem and postcard a day through this, but I may be inspired to write and send a few in solidarity. I look forward to seeing some of them shared through future Poetry Friday posts, too!
Yes–poems of peace in solidarity!
OOooh! More poetry postcard fun/goodness/activism!!
Would love to have you join in, Mary Lee; we might even be in the same exchange group! And isn’t it amazing to think of poetry as a part of our activism?!
I just signed up. Thank you, Kortney! Let us all be the light. xo
So honored to have you join, Irene. *You* are light.
What a wonderful idea, Kortney. I would love to participate but unfortunately am already committed to a project for February. Next time… Love the mandala!
Isn’t the mandala inspiring? For weeks after we saw it, my kids were constructing their own!
Kortney, though I do not share the same support for marches and political activism at this time, I am a purveyor of peace, poetry and postcards. I will see if they still want me. I’ve written a poem a day (or two) for the month of January, and plan to continue for the rest of the year, so this will work in pretty well to keep me going.
I think there is still space to join, Donna. What an amazing year you’ve got ahead of you!
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