not in words
sea-sick on a page
but painted with damp brush
on warm canvas
sent a postcard portrait
from the poplars in his garden
and the shores of the lake
Kim M. Russell, 2017
Postcard of Gustav Klimt Im Garten seines Ateliers by Moritz Nähr 1910, produced by EDITION SKYE Wien
My response to dVerse Poets Pub Tuesday Poetics: Wish you were here.
De is hosting Poetics this Tuesday and is asking whether we’re tired yet? She says that many of us are rocking at least one poem a day, all month long. Which is why today she is keeping it short, simple and, hopefully, inspiring. She wants us to write a postcard poem.
This can be as simple as penning a poem that is short enough to fit on a postcard (or cocktail napkin, or Post-it note). Think micropoetry. We can add the challenge of writing a poem that is to, or from, someone, as if it were a note on an actual postcard. We can also choose a postcard image (one we own, or one we find online – just be sure to give credit where due), and use it as a visual prompt. Our poems can be serious, funny, fun, tongue-in-cheek, gleeful or melancholy. We just have to make sure they’ll fit on a postcard (think 12 lines or less), take us somewhere fabulous and make every word count.
I took an old poem and rewrote it.