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    ~Mail Call!~
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    , your lovely poet's houses have arrived!

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    Hi my cards are all done, please take a look in my gallery
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    They are so nice RPL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redplantlady View Post
    Hi my cards are all done, please take a look in my gallery
    They look fantastic! The image was too small to read them, though, so I can't wait to see them in person!
    Last edited by TSMarie; 08-23-2020 at 06:20 PM.

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    I'd like to join ~ here are my cards!

    Poets :
    Mary Oliver and Langston Hughes
    Wendell Berry and Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrubyjean View Post
    I'd like to join ~ here are my cards!

    Poets :
    Mary Oliver and Langston Hughes
    Wendell Berry and Elizabeth Barrett Browning
    Welcome to the swap, mrubyjean! And thank you for sharing the wonderful eye candy!

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    Lovely houses, mrubyjean!
    There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in. Leonard Cohen

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    Each ATC must include either an image of the poet you are featuring, or a quote of their work (preferably a verse).

    OH well I thought I needed both, and that is what you will be getting! I mean when I finish them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CastleQueen5 View Post
    Each ATC must include either an image of the poet you are featuring, or a quote of their work (preferably a verse).

    OH well I thought I needed both, and that is what you will be getting! I mean when I finish them.
    Haha! No worries, CQ5. Yours will be extra poet-y houses!

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    I got a set done so sign me up and I'll get them out in the mail tomorrow. One is my favorite poem - Alone by E.A. Poe, and 3 are poems by my favorite poet, Robert Frost. All the backgrounds are photos I took, printed on mat photo paper.

    Minor Bird Poet's House.jpg - A Minor Bird by Robt Frost

    Road Not Taken.jpg - The Road Not Taken by Robt Frost

    Stopping By Woods Poet's House.jpg - Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robt Frost

    Alone Poet's House.jpg - Alone by E.A. Poe
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ancient Planter View Post
    I got a set done so sign me up and I'll get them out in the mail tomorrow. One is my favorite poem - Alone by E.A. Poe, and 3 are poems by my favorite poet, Robert Frost. All the backgrounds are photos I took, printed on mat photo paper.

    Minor Bird Poet's House.jpg - A Minor Bird by Robt Frost

    Road Not Taken.jpg - The Road Not Taken by Robt Frost

    Stopping By Woods Poet's House.jpg - Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening by Robt Frost

    Alone Poet's House.jpg - Alone by E.A. Poe
    Such beautiful cards, Ancient Planter! Thank you for sharing!

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    What a fun idea.....lurking
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    I am ready for show and tell.

    On all my cards, I used postage stamps, and found poems by the authors. I used parts of the poem that seemed to fit the card. The paper I had just bought, in a packet. The flower trees are the OTHER side of the paper, that I used for the house.

    I learned a lot about the 4 authors. I hope they all get new loving forever homes. I really loved the elements of this swap that came together in one card, the poet, the house the poem. Great theme TSMarie.


    Lets begin. Walt Whitman, He as sad when Lincoln was shot. I edit down the poem. Lilacs were a symbol of Lincoln. The poem was called When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d. You can read the whole poem here:

    https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poe...ooryard-bloomd


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    e e cummings was probably the poet I was most familiar with growing up. I totally chopped up this poem with my poetic license. The poem TIC toc as about how we are all slaves to the clock, but spring or nature doesnt need a tic toc.






    THERE ARE SO MANY TICTOC
    By e. e. cummings

    there are so many tictoc
    clocks everywhere telling people
    what toctic time it is for
    tictic instance five toc minutes toc
    past six tic

    Spring is not regulated and does
    not get out of order nor do
    its hands a little jerking move
    over numbers slowly

    we do not
    wind it up it has no weights
    springs wheels inside of
    its slender self no indeed dear
    nothing of the kind.

    (So,when kiss Spring comes
    we'll kiss each kiss other on kiss the kiss
    lips because tic clocks toc don't make
    a toctic difference
    to kisskiss you and to
    kiss me)

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    This was a brand new poet to me. And I am not really all into poetry but liked the stuff I read that he had written. It was hard to narrow it down to one poem by him.

    Paul Laurence Dunbar (June 27, 1872 – February 9, 1906) was an American poet, novelist, and playwright of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Born in Dayton, Ohio to parents who were enslaved in Kentucky before the American Civil War, Dunbar began writing stories and verse when he was a child. He published his first poems at the age of 16 in a Dayton newspaper, and served as president of his high school's literary society.
    Dunbar wrote his first poem at the age of six and gave his first public recital at the age of nine.
    Dunbar was the only African-American student during his years at Central High School in Dayton. Orville Wright was a classmate and friend. Well-accepted, he was elected as president of the school's literary society, and became the editor of the school newspaper and a debate club member.

    Since the late 20th century, scholars have become more interested in these other works. Suffering from tuberculosis, which then had no cure, Dunbar died in Dayton, Ohio at the age of 33.






    Promise
    by Paul Laurence Dunbar
    I grew a rose within a garden fair,
    And, tending it with more than loving care,
    I thought how, with the glory of its bloom,
    I should the darkness of my life illume;
    And, watching, ever smiled to see the lusty bud
    Drink freely in the summer sun to tinct its blood.
    My rose began to open, and its hue
    Was sweet to me as to it sun and dew;
    I watched it taking on its ruddy flame
    Until the day of perfect blooming came,
    Then hasted I with smiles to find it blushing red—
    Too late! Some thoughtless child had plucked my rose and fled!

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    another stamp led me to discover a new to me poet. This is from the poem Lucinda Matlock. One of many poems in a collection called Spoon River Anthology (1915), a sequence of over 200 free-verse epitaphs spoken from the cemetery of the town of Spoon River.




    Lucinda Matlock
    BY EDGAR LEE MASTERS
    I went to the dances at Chandlerville,
    And played snap-out at Winchester.
    One time we changed partners,
    Driving home in the moonlight of middle June,
    And then I found Davis.
    We were married and lived together for seventy years,
    Enjoying, working, raising the twelve children,
    Eight of whom we lost
    Ere I had reached the age of sixty.
    I spun, I wove, I kept the house, I nursed the sick,
    I made the garden, and for holiday
    Rambled over the fields where sang the larks,
    And by Spoon River gathering many a shell,
    And many a flower and medicinal weed —
    Shouting to the wooded hills, singing to the green valleys.
    At ninety-six I had lived enough, that is all,
    And passed to a sweet repose.
    What is this I hear of sorrow and weariness,
    Anger, discontent and drooping hopes?
    Degenerate sons and daughters,
    Life is too strong for you —
    It takes life to love Life.
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    CQ5 - I really love your poetry houses and love the way you've used parts of each poem - they're really lovely! And thank you for sharing the poets and the whole poems. Spoon River Anthology was one of my favourites growing up. It's hard to pick a favorite, but I think I love Walt Whitman's poem about Lincoln the best.
    There is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in. Leonard Cohen

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    Wow! These are wonderful, CQ5! And what a great idea to use the stamps of the poet, and then the poetry itself. Thank you so much for sharing and inspiring!

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    cq5, the poems you chose are wonderful! i have chosen to use lower case letters in my world for years, thanks to e.e.cummings. i think it has been, for me, a form of rebellion. it still is! all of your choices are so very touching ...
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    Funny story, as I recall my English teacher mother telling me, about e.e. cummings - when he began writing he used the traditional E.E. Cummings, a publisher accidentally wrote his name as e.e. cummings once. Cummings told them to change it but they said they couldn't because it had already gone to the printer, and forever after he was e.e. cummings. Now whether that's true or not, I don't know.

    Nice work, CQ!
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