POSTCARD POETRY FESTIVAL: August 8, 2012

Finally, I am able to write a poem according to the suggestion of taking a prompt from a postcard received.  The first postcard poem I received was from Tina Posner in Austin, Texas.   It was a handmade card with a cat on the front.

Stab with paw 

Observe results

Confirm with nose

Stab with paw

Stab with paw

Startle at sound

Jump down

Confirm with nose

Stab with paw

Stab with paw

Publish results

Empty house

Cry out.

   ~Tina Posner

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      Photo Credit:  unknown

My response was this:

 

stab sharp beak.

raven squawks,

cleans up your mess.

 

beak pokes

into human discard

abandoned burger

mustard smeared

faux meat

 

stabs and tidies up

road kill.

startle you?

    C.J. Prince

    ©2013

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Artwork by F. Baird Hoffmire, Facebook

POSTCARD POETRY FESTIVAL: August 7, 2013

 

 

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Photo Credit:  C.J. Prince

Walk to morning beach

at summer’s dawn.

Ignore the Loch Whatcom monster.

What lies in a deeper realm?

Mystery but not fear

swirls in downward clinging clouds.

    Swim.

         ©2013 C.J. Prince

          Bellingham, Washington

 

On a misty morning when I walk along the lake, I am certain just there–see?  Surely Nessie’s cousin lingers just below the surface.