February 2, 2017

Poetry Friday--Postcard Exchange

When the annual New Year's postcard exchange for haiku poets never came together in late 2016, Jone MacCulloch took a chance and suggested a poetry postcard exchange for Poetry Friday participants. She set up groups and gave the participants the entire month in which to send out card. For me, that meant every day in January held the prospect of bringing a ray of sunshine! (Believe me, between the actual winter and the "winter of our discontent," which began on January 20, I really needed the sunshine!) I want to thank everyone who took the time to share their artistic and poetic talents with me in the P.F. postcard exchange: Joy Acey, Linda Baie, Ramona Behnke, Robyn Hood Black, Mary Lee Hahn, Brenda Harsham, Penny Klostermann, Bridget Magee, Jone MacCulloch, Linda Mitchell, Margaret Simon, Donna Smith, Kim Urband, Sylvia Vardell, Carol Varsalona, Tabatha Yeatts (If I have missed anyone, please forgive me!)


I discovered that some haiku poets still had the list of names from prior exchanges and sent out postcards (thank you Gillena Cox, Ane Drobot, and Mary Stevens). They came from NY, Trinidad & Tobago, and Romania! And, I've been taking part in a Spark postcard exchange organized by Amy Souza! Those of us in the Spark exchange had the month of January to create an art postcard, and they should be arriving any day now.

Am I lucky or what?

The following are the postcards I created for the Spark group. Since January is National Hot Tea Month, I decided to use a tea theme for my postcards and wrote haiku that I added to digitally created images:





© Diane Mayr, all rights reserved.

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32 comments:

  1. purgatory
    waiting for the water
    to boil

    Here is a tea haiku for you. :-)

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  2. I love these, D. Jet

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  3. You blow me away with what you can do with perfect words and pictures, Diane - amazing!

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  4. Squee! Tea postcards!! Made my day. Looks like you had an avalanche of cards during January. :)

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    1. When I heard it was National Hot Tea Month, I thought of you, Jama, and your hotTEAs!

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  5. I love the tea postcards! I think I'm ready for another cup.

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    1. Me, too! And a butter cookie would be nice.

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  6. Yes! Tea postcards. I love the double meaning of "the kind I've never had before."

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    1. Thanks, Laura, I was hoping someone would notice.

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  7. Well, as a fellow tea lover, I very much approve of all these tea poems and postcards!!

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    1. Almost made the month of January bearable!

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  8. One of my favorite topics, Diane :-) It's hard to pick a favorite, but those first and fourth ones really hit the spot!

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    1. Thanks, Tabatha! I like the fourth one for its simplicity! Isn't that tea set gorgeous?

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  9. I celebrated the postcards today, too, such thoughtful gifts in the mail when not much else happens there! And then, your creations are marvelous, but I think I love the special rose cup the best. I have a cup with hollyhocks, and treasure it.

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    1. I hate having to work on Saturday, but I have to do it, but hopefully I'll get around to visiting before the weekend's over.

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  10. I love what you do with words and art, Diane! They infuse my day. Just gorgeous, every time.

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    1. "Infuse" your day? I like a pun! I got a fun tea infuser for Christmas. It's a little guy that hangs over the edge of the cup.

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  11. Thanks for the postcard celebration today, Diane - your "waiting for the call..." is brilliant.

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  12. I celebrated the postcard treasures today, too! Continuing this month with more! One of the poems I sent with the same image as you received, had this haiku - tea inspired - If I'd paid attention you could have gotten that one!

    Tree leaves loosed, freefall
    To the bottom of the year
    Steeped, brewed memories

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    1. Donna, thanks for sharing it with us! "Brewed memories" is lovely.

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  13. Your tea theme is very clever. The postcards are charming!

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    1. The old images are charming, and fun to work with, too.

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  14. I love the mystery in that final tea haiku!

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    1. I like haiku that allow the reader to interpret in relation to her own experiences.

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  15. Tea haiku, only you! These images and haiku are so creative and appealing.

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  16. These are terrific, Diane! I love the way you formatted them, and especially love the very last haiku...'waiting for the call'...

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    1. Thanks, Matt, I decided to lay out the text in the same manner for all of them. I like how the solid color underneath sets it off, and I think the experiment was a success.

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