A card from Nicky, arriving out of the blue, is not unheard of here. Last week it was good to be able to return the unexpected correspondence. Plus proof of existence for friends, when one drops off the radar, is possibly useful and kind.
This week’s prompt: The Magician. I’ve chosen The Magician from the Mary-El deck.
Please note the full gallery of #pinp17 images is on its way. I was struck down with a rotten head cold this week and have been too sick to leave the house to get the cards scanned. Thank you for your patience.
On the back of this year’s successful Post-It Note Poetry challenge, and the passion and commitment with which it was embraced by the tarot community on Instagram, I’ve created a new weekly challenge: Post It Note Poetry Saturdays or simply #pinpsaturday
It’s easy to participate, especially if you are a seasoned Post It Note poet. In essence it is a weekly mix of micro poetry and divine inspiration. If you know nothing about tarot, much less own a deck, I’ll be posting the card I’m using each week, and invite you to use it as your poetic catalyst.
1. Choose a tarot card based on the weekly prompt. (This week is is The Magician)
2. Write a poem on a post it note.
3. Photograph the poem and card.
4. Post the photograph to Instagram on Saturday with #pinpsaturday.
Smooth and easy! Looking forward to seeing your poems over the weekend.
My computer and phone have been unable to sort out their syncing issues and I’ve therefore lost photos from my phone as well as being unable to download old photos to my computer. Thus the dearth of #pinp17 pics in the last fortnight. If you’ve been following on Instagram or Twitter you’ll have seen the second half unfold, including references to a sex tape, astral travel and cannibalism.
Good news is, I’ll have the second half professionally scanned tomorrow and I’ll be putting the entire ‘Get In Trouble’ series up in a dedicated gallery. There are 30 in total.
I’ve got additional good news pending with the postcard poems. I’ll share once I’ve finished ironing out the details, but suffice to say, I am very close. It’s exciting to see a vision find flesh and bones.
Until then, the curtain closer for the month, which could quite easily have been the curtain raiser (every poem has this poem at its heart!!)
Four years ago, while we were writing Post Marked: Piper’s Reach, I dared Adam to write a bad poem every day in February. Adam dared back – the poem had to fit on a post-it note. Post-It Note Poetry was born as a monthly adventure. From humble beginnings in 2013, Post It Note Poetry has grown, and now commands international participation and the generous stewardship and curation of S.B. (Sean) Wright. (A big wave to our friends at Hartlepool Libraries in the UK!)
The participation guidelines are pretty simple:
commit to producing a poem daily in the month of February.
give yourself permission to write as well, or as badly, as suits.
poems must fit on a post-it note (they come in a variety of sizes and there are various apps and program that will emulate a post-it note or found poetry techniques of a suitable size).
photograph or screen capture the poem.
post to social media with the hashtage #pinp17.
get involved by sharing the poetry of other participants via your favourite social media platform or by joining the FaceBook community.
In 2016 I was able to test drive my poem squares for #pinp16. I’ll be pushing the boundaries again with #pinp17 to create a basis for a new project I’ll be launching in the next few weeks. I’ll be posting pics here every few days, but Instagram will be my main haunt.