Poetry Friday: Welcome Everyone and a Some Ideas for Poetry Postcards.


Welcome to my place.  I realized that Poetry Friday happens regardless of the weather.  We don’t need to worry about cancelling because people can’t get here.

Last week, I invited everyone to the New Year Poetry Exchange. And people are signing up. I am doing a happy dance.  Someone commented it would be their first time which made me think about providing some ideas as a start.  I am a jump into the fire kind of person but not every one jumps into the fire.  I appreciate that.

First off and most importantly, there are no rules (well, maybe to at least get the New Year Post Cards out by the end of January?)

My first year (and I am sorry but I don’t have a photo), I printed off a photo from the coast, created a photo card, and put the haiku on a label and stuck it on the inside of the card.

Another year, I discovered that you can order postcards from places like Walgreen in their photo section (I also discovered that you need to prepare at least two weeks ahead as they are sent out for processing.


This past year, I’ve discovered this product from Amazon:


I’m sure there other resources for this.  I can order prints of my haiku photos from the local photo place (normally Walgreens) and then use the above backs to create a post card.



You can purchase postcards and write a poem on the back of it and I have sent those as well.  I love buying postcards from places I visit and then writing a poem inspired by the postcard.

AGAIN, THERE ARE NO RULES! And that’s the fun of it.  So I hope you join us!  You can sign up here:

PS If you signed up last week, please make sure I have your email. I corrected the form.  II need to email you the addresses of the people you’ll send postcards to.

I am looking for to your posts today!



39 thoughts on “Poetry Friday: Welcome Everyone and a Some Ideas for Poetry Postcards.

  1. Hi Jone, and thank you! I am a first time post card sender too. I really look forward to sharing with the Poetry Friday community. I’m having so much fun. Thanks for hosting.

  2. Thanks for hosting, Jone! On my computer my pictures look fine. On my iPad they’re sideways. Maybe they are reflecting my brain — sometimes it’s a little off kilter! Thanks for the postcard swap. It will be a fun way to start the year.

  3. Hi Jone! This week I’m sharing a poem by new-to-me poet Joan Logghe, former Poet Laureate of Sante Fe, NM. She also sent along her recipe for Cottage Cheese Pancakes. (My link goes live at 6 a.m. Friday morning.)

    Thanks for hosting!

  4. Hi Jone! I’ll be sending my postcard in an envelope for two reasons: 1. there is a message on the back of the card and thus no room for an address; 2. to avoid it getting lost in the mail. Sending in an envelope is also an option for those people who are shy about having their words visible to the world without having a say in who gets to read them.

  5. Thanks for organizing this fun exchange! I can’t wait to see who will get my postcards! I use the sticky-backs to make postcards, too, but sometimes the post office machines shred off the photo, so I think envelopes are a good idea. Keep the photo/poem “suitable for framing!”

  6. Thanks for all of the options for the Poetry Post Card Exchange, Jone. I am sharing it at my professional development workshop, Unleashing Creativity, tomorrow. My post will be forthcoming, probably after the workshop.

  7. Hi Jone, I will try for the postcard exchange. You’ve convinced me that it will be fun to create! If you can do it amidst the Cybils I think I can, too! Thanks for hosting, and hope your storm has blown on by!

  8. Thanks for hosting, Jone! Lovely idea–the postcard exchange. Maybe I’ll catch it next time. I like your “frost crystals . . . unexpected treasures.” Since my car isn’t in a garage, I usually don’t think of frost as a treasure. 🙂

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  11. Thanks for hosting, Jone! I like the idea of making my own art for a poem postcard, but I wouldn’t be able to start such a thing until January. Maybe I would have been able to do a Valentine postcard exchange! I’m sharing “A Double Standard” by Frances E.W. Harper today.

  12. Hi Jone, thanks so much for hosting today. I love your river postcard with the lovely haiku and I’m quite intrigued by your postcard exchange invitation. What a great idea and such a positive way to usher in the New Year! Unfortunately, I’m hesitant to sign up because I am not sure I can commit to anything additional right now. As my poem shows, I’m on the brink!

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  14. Thanks, Jone–what a great companion to #haikuforhealing! I love the little flakes decorating your blog today, and both your “first day” pieces are lovely. Still wondering if I can do two months in a row….

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  16. Hi Jone, If I don’t make it to the MFA to buy up postcards, I might paint my own. You can buy watercolor paper than has postcard marking on the back. Then you spray it with fixative before you send it out. Putting a haiku on a label is a great idea. I am so excited to get started. 🙂 A trip to the museum would be such a treat, too.What fun! Thanks for hosting today, too.

  17. Thanks for hoisting, Jone, and for inviting us to join in this poetry postcard exchange. I’m excited to participate!

  18. Jone, I put my info in twice. The second one is the one with the correct email address. I think I made a mistake on my email the first time – it needs to be djtsmith, not dsmith (if that’s what I did!). Thanks! And thanks for hosting today!

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  20. Please add me thusly, Jone, when you catch your breath in this bizee time.

    J.G. Annino
    jgaoffice at gmail dot com

    po box 14143 tallahassee fl 32317-4143

    5 a year

    within u.s.a. & canada

    I’ve tried to access the nice google form above, without success. Please let me know if you need more info. And I understand that the 5 can be sent any time during 2017..
    More appleciations, Jone.

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