index card poems

I wrote 7 poems and made a series of ‘index card poems’ for real life/internet friends and dropped them in the post this morning. they are currently on their way to far away lands like Chicago, Brooklyn, and California.

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85 thoughts on “index card poems

  1. I love the simplicity of these poems. I especially like the first one (ending in self-torture). I think I like it because it makes me think of an man admiring an oblivious woman.
    Thank you for sharing.

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  3. Amazing! I love Poetry and I think this brings Poetry to a whole, other level-wonderful. The words on the index cards are simple but yet invoke such beauty, expression and emotions. I look forward to seeing more!

  4. You know I was told that keeping index cards close at hand was a good thing to do for a writer – I am one. But I never connected with the idea until I saw these gorgeously presented, oddly endearing bunch of cards. Your poems are so heartfelt- pure little cuttings of the heart and I am inspired. thank you!

  5. I’m all for brevity and simplicity in poems. I loathe Charles Olson and his enigmatic, unreadable poetry. Not gonna lie this was mostly a reply to Olson’s “In Cold Hell, in Thicket.” By the way, I love this poems and wish someone would send me one in the mail!

  6. May I suggest that next time you attach these to the “hang in there” posters from old-school scholastic book sales. Kitten in tree is a personal favorite. Doing so will make these oh so evermore confusing for the recipient, and I like that. I like that a lot. :D

  7. Take a walk, they said. Watch a foreign film, they said. With inspiration like this, writer’s block shouldn’t even be a thing anymore.

  8. these are wonderful!!! <3

    they remind me a lot of william carlos williams' found poetry ("this is just to say" is one of my favourites ever).

    i think the last one is my favourite of yours :) nice stuff! thanks for sharing!

  9. I love this! It reminds me of the “Post Secret” books by Frank Warren. I think I am inspired to do the same. Not only is mail fun to receive but it is a nice reminder for the recipients that someone is thinking of them. Thanks for sharing & congrats on being FP!

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