Your creativity is the limit...anything that will go through the postal system works.We had the month of April to complete the assignment and send out the postcards.
A photograph (taken by you) and printed on a card; a drawing, painting, or collage; an erasure poem; an existing postcard altered in some way.
I love spring, and the reappearance of birds, so, I decided to go with an avian theme. I wrote four short poems that I then illustrated. I created them in 4 X 6" size so that I could have them printed at CVS. (Unfortunately, the photo paper seemed really thin, so I ended up putting the poems in an envelop rather than sending them as postcards.)
I managed to get them mailed in time, so, I hope the recipients have received them by now.
A haiku (the birds are only implied):
A little ditty:
A short narrative poem:
Illustrated poems © Diane Mayr, all rights reserved.
You may have seen that cat photo before, it's my indoor cat, Skippy. I've used it with other poems, however, I altered the photo significantly, so it doesn't look exactly like the other illustrations. The other three poems I illustrated using public domain images.
Don't forget the Poetry Friday Round-Up is being hosted this week by Sylvia at Poetry for Children.
Be sure to come back next week when I'll be sharing my Massachusetts Poetry Festival experiences of last weekend-- that is, if I can read my notes!