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 #101

Midnight. Trent Parke by himself. Menindee, Australia (2003) with words from Invisible Cities.

And just to prove the awesome beauty of serendipitous random draws… here are the fragments as they came out the bag.

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 #96

David Hurn’s 1964 image of John Lennon relaxing on a train between takes during the filming of A Hard Day’s Night. (I didn’t realise that until I flipped the card to type this in!) Words from my novelette The Starling Requiem.

Postcardia-cum-Poetica #92

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

Postcardia-cum-Poetica #90

Image is George Rodger’s of London, 1940. Words are from Kelly Link’s Get In Trouble.

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.