Postcardia-cum-Poetica #92

Image is Philippe Halsman’s Dali Atomicus (1948) paired with words from If On A Winter’s Night a Traveler.

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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.

Postcardia-cum-Poetica #89

Jonas Bendiksen’s 2000 photo of villagers collecting scrap from a crashed spacecraft surrounded by thousands of white butterflies in Altai Territory, Russia. Words from Calvino’s Invisible Cities.

Postcardia-cum-Poetica #88

The last days of the Concorde, Heathrow Airport (October 2003) by Peter Marlow. Words from Calvino’s Invisible Cities.

Postcardia-cum-Poetica #85

Image Antoine D’Agata (Gaza, Palestine – 1999) via Magnum Photos. Words from Calvino’s If On A Winter’s Night a Traveller.

Postcardia-cum-Poetica #84

Image is Yellow Bone Crown (2009) by Camilla D’Errico with words from Calvino’s If On A Winter’s Night A Traveller.

Postcardia-cum-Poetica #76

Sophia’s Bubbles (2008) by Mark Ryden, with words from Italo Calvino’s If On W Winter’s Night A Traveller.