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.

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.


  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. 😀

  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!!! ❤

    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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