Thanks to the Poetry Friday community, I heard about, and signed up for, the 2016 Poetry Postcard Project, conducted each year at Silver Star School, Vancouver and co-ordinated by MsMac. Students wrote and illustrated postcards, which were then sent out to all who nominated to receive one. (I know a number have winged their way to Australia, because I shared the link with some friends… 🙂 )
Mine arrived last Friday.
I was reading along loving the poem I received, until …
that last line…
That last line!
Sometimes poems flounder at the finish, but this one was so surprising! Satisfyingly so. Ashlynn F in 5th grade, you nailed it. You made me laugh out loud with delight! Mayhaps I even had to trumpet an exultant chorus, like these Australian brolgas.
For sure, I had a feast when I ate your words. Thank-you!
Talking of a feast… and words… Saturday evening from 6-8pm, Queensland Writers Centre is hosting a Whispers Salon at Alowishus (so delicious!) Café, Bundaberg. No entry fee and no booking required. I’ll be doing a reading. Along with other emerging and established Queensland authors, including the lovelies TM Clark and Cheryse Durant. Mayhaps you’ll be there, too…?
Wanting more poetry? Click across to Margaret’s blog, Reflections on the Teche where you’ll find the full Poetry Friday round-up.
And don’t forget to keep a look out for the 2017 Poetry Postcard Project. You don’t want to miss it!