thought for the day

postcard 15s

wish for bird gardens
your mind will grow feathers
float through air surprised

Another one of my postcard collaborations with the collage box Oracle.  This one was done on a postcard  of Monet’s “Peace Under the Lilac Bush”

I’ve been reading a book about Monet’s water lilies.  He didn’t start those monumental paintings until he was in his 70s, and worked on them throughout the years of World War I, refusing to evacuate from his beloved home and gardens at Giverny.  I haven’t quite reached that age yet, so I guess there’s still time for a creative endeavor or two for me as well.

linked to dVerse OLN, hosted by Bjorn

 

Red 1797

red 1797

When I worked as a textile designer in the 70s and 80s I spent a lot of time matching Pantone color paper to customer colors and hand cutting and pasting stripe designs.  So when I saw a box set of 100 Pantone postcards nostalgia made me buy it.  I’ve done my poem for today on red 1797, above.  I’m sure these postcards, and every other kind of commercial design now being done, is computer-generated.  So much more accurate!  And quick!

But I still like to work with my hands.

The poem itself has nothing to do with technology (the NaPoWriMo day 17 prompt is to “write a poem that features forgotten technology”), but I turned it into a haiku chain of sorts for International Haiku Poetry Day.

consider
the matter
of etcetera–where

does
it go?
where does it

end?
what follows
can’t be predicted…

And a little red retro music too.

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