Poetry Friday: Found: One Postcard


Welcome to Poetry Friday, hosted today at Dori Reads.  Thanks, Dori.

Today’s poem is from Tabatha Yeatts.  I received a postcard poem.  The postcard front:


Original art by Tabatha’s daughter, Elena (age 14).  I want to send her a photo of my dachshund to paint.  There’s such fluffiness to this painting.

On the back, a poem:

Found: One Postcard
by Tabatha Yeatts
for Jone

The postcard, hand-painted,
showed a curly-haired,
syrup-colored pup,
smiling, one ear
flipped underside-up.

The back was covered
with blue ink, smudged
from the damp leaves
where it was unearthed.
Only the beginning and
the ending were legible:
My condolences,
Your secret admirer.

Oh the mystery! Doesn’t it beg for more? Thank you both Tabatha and her daughter.  I will be displaying it at school.


CYBILS Announcement Time:  Get ready. Start thinking about serving on the Poetry panels for the CYBILS this year.  Will let you know when the window opens for application.

Happy Friday.

Happy Poetry.