Little pleasures…

2016 is a crisp sheaf of days to be filled with complications, kindnesses, and an abundance of charms.  On new year’s eve there’s a hopefulness in the gift of weeks and months ahead.  The pen is poised and we have an opportunity to lay down a life of beauty and gratitude.

I like to glide confidently into the new year knowing that when things are difficult, as they often are, there’s still the day’s first coffee, Beethoven, squirrels, Stanley Kubrick films, ghost stories, the moon, pets who adore us, ice cold martinis, the smell of rosemary, and a few people who get me. Your list may vary, but like mine, I’m sure you could also go on and fill a notebook with your favorite small pleasures. My wish is that your days are filled with these necessities.

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Postcard Poems- a 2014 Retrospective

 

Another from August 2014… extemporaneously composed onto the postcard- an edited version just below.

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jump in, they said

the water’s fine, they said

and I did

splashing

gasping

trying not to drown

the water was fine

I was fine

just fine

 

You can find more information on August Postcard Poetry Festival for 2015 here.

 

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Postcard Poems… The 2014 Retrospective

As August marches toward September, a continued look back at 2014’s postcard poems:

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Oh hazy summer,

how I’ll miss your bright days

and brilliant studded nights,

the smell of grass and of charcoal,

and long kisses in the shadows of trees.

 

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Postcard Poems- a 2014 Retrospective

From August Postcard Poetry Fest 2014…

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Fill your sails

with roguish winds

cross the wild waves

paddles aside

arms wide

travel caped in sea spray

 

 

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Postcard Poems- a 2014 Retrospective

Here’s another poem that made its way on a postcard in 2014:

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Huzzah, I say

Huzzah for all things

that didn’t come to pass

In their absence were the spaces

left open for other, better,

good things.

 

You can find more information on the August Postcard Poetry Festival for 2015 here.

 

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Postcard Poems- a 2014 Retrospective

While August Postcard Poetry Fest 2015 is in full swing, here’s another from last year.  The original and an edited version below.

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I watched it spill over 

into a future without me.

It was best to let it go.

 

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Postcard Poems- a 2014 Retrospective

Here’s one that made its way to Bay City (Rollers), MI:

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The tide sweeps our steps from the soft sand

and the days erase the bright months of summer.

Only the beach is constant.

You can find more information on the upcoming August Postcard Poetry Festival for 2015 here.

 

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