Greertings, Poetry Lovers!
Last weekend I was on the road, and more of the same this weekend, truth be told.
But I wanted to pop in with a wave and a THANK YOU to you dear and talented poets who have brightened my January with poem postcards. (& BIG hugs to Jone Rush MacCulloch, who conjured up the exchange.) The examples above are brimming with New Year natural imagery, and pigs (it's the Year of the Pig), and - some touches of pink! (The flip side of Irene's card sports a pink flamingo, in homage to my home state of Florida.) If I misplaced a card in my haste to snap a photograph, my apologies. [And I owe a couple of folks responses to other wonderful surprises via the mail... I plan to catch up next week! Thank you.]
The postcard I sent out, above, echoed a similar theme to the ones I was lucky enough to receive. Sea fog sometimes shrouds our usually bright little town with mystery and wonder. And if the sun comes out, well - Nature takes her course. I'm hoping some of the fog I feel over our country right now might lift in favor of light and warmth this year, too.
sea fog surrenders
©Robyn Hood Black. All rights reserved.
Photo credit goes to my hubby, Jeff, who kindly and speedily rolled down the passenger window as I was driving us to church recently, crossing over the bridge. "You have a new phone with a good camera - Quick! I need a picture of fog over the marsh!"
Then I played with the image a little, "floating" a picture of a compass from a 1700s replica map I have, featuring the Southeastern coast. To this I dabbed a sparkle or two of metallic gold paint, then "antiqued" the edges with brown ink.
Making several, in case I messed up, I decided to list a few in my Etsy shop, too. :0) Thanks for the inspiration, Jone, and all the other participants.
Here's hoping the sunny days outnumber the others in your year ahead....
In fact, at Going to Walden, Tara is offering a Linda Pastan poem pondering the goings-on of the world, and rounding up lots of enlightening poetry links! Enjoy.