Postcardia-cum-Poetica #103

Cornel Capa’s photo of Clark Gable and Marilyn Monroe on the set of The Misfits (Nevada 1960) with words from Elyora.

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Postcardia-cum-Poetica #100

When I began pasting poems to my weekly postcards, numbering and sharing them here, I didn’t expect that I would accumulate 100, or that 100 would feel more like shifting out of first gear and into second.

At the worst of things, creatively, these weekly poetic pairings have kept my flame alive. In the best of times, they’ve been a celebration of from the incredible ideas and projects that grow from something bigger!!

Here’s the most recent. And below it. The very first Postcardia missive. I had forgotten it started with hand coloured postcards!!!

Pebbles, JoJo and Ro on Baxter Street, from the series Prince Street Girls, by Susan Meiselas, New York (1978). Words from If On A Winter’s Night A Traveler.

Postcardia-cum-Poetica #99

Festival of Britain furnishing fabrics by John Barker for David Whitehead and Sons Ltd (1951) with words from my soon-to-be-released novelette The Starling Requiem.

Postcardia-cum-Poetica #94

Feeding Frenzy (2007) by Camilla d’Errico with words from The Starling Requiem (due for release next month on the equinox!)

Postcardia-cum-Poetica #93

A length of silk damask (approximately 1850) from the Victoria and Albert Museum. Words from my upcoming novella, The Starling Requiem.

Postcardia-cum-Poetica #91

Image is Ichikawa Monnosuke III as the Geisha Otsuma of Miroku-chō (1822) by Utagawa Kunisada with words from If On A Winter’s Night A Traveler, with a liberal dose of winter afternoon sun from the balcony.

What I love about this is I drew half a dozen small fragments from a bag and the poem built itself, in chronological order, as I turned each snippet over.