VerseLove – Day 24 of 30

Jessica Sherburn is our host for VerseLove at http://www.ethicalela.com today, inspiring us to write Found Annotation poems. These are also called Talking Back to the Text poems. You find a short passage of text to read and annotate, and talk to the text.

The Postcard Project

In Malaprop’s Bookstore 

Asheville

I saw it.  

The Postcard Project. 

52 Weeks of Art Journaling

Via snail mail.

Perfect for my grandkids, 

I thought, 

Thumbing through, 

Send a card weekly 

and ask them 

to create their own art

and ask their mama 

to send me a picture

of their work.

Perfect. 

I started with 

A good deed.

“Nana filled the birdfeeders

In the garden,” I wrote.

“What good deed

did you do this week?” 

I can’t wait to hear!

For this week, I might pick 

On My Plate –

What did you eat today?

I’ll draw a tomato sandwich.

I wonder what the babies

Are eating. 

They love Nutella.

Or maybe it’s our favorite 

Music or song.  I can draw

Abba singing 

Slipping Through My Fingers

Knowing it’s for real. 

I wonder what they are

Dancing to these days.  

Maybe Five Little Speckled Frogs,

Eating the most delicious bugs.

Maybe I’ll draw a still life

of my Aleve bottle.

So many choices in 

The Postcard Project.

Plenty to keep Nana writing,

Plenty to keep the babies 

Writing back.  

Proverbs 17:6 

Grandchildren are the crown of the aged, and the glory of children is their fathers.

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