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August poetry postcard #2

August 2, 2009

APF_02_yellow padAugust Poetry Postcard Festival. The first graphic is my scratchy penmanship on a yellow pad. I’m using the magazine clippings for prompts (this one was also inspired by a turquoise building with an orange door on the first poetry card I received) and I am writing quickly. It’s OK to judge my messy script.

Since my brief free writes usually give me too much to fit on the card, I pare it down when I transcribe it to the card. It could be cheating. I think it makes the cards second drafts.

I’m pleased with these so far. I haven’t been writing productively in a while, and I think I’m getting poems that I can work with. Yay! This one went all the way to Vancouver, Washington.


  1. August 2, 2009 10:52 pm

    Great poem! I love slurping the soup, even mentioning soup! Soup is..soup!

    We’re not supposed to revise? Shoot, even after I send off the poem, I revise and revise.

    I love seeing your handwriting. It makes the post much more personal.

  2. August 3, 2009 2:22 pm

    I love this…….

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