Category Archives: Postcard poetry August 2012

2012 in review: my blog

It has been a good year for me as a writer, editor, and blogger. In particular, I’d like to mention NaPoWriMo 2012, NaHaiWriMo, the postcard poetry challenge in August 2012, and PaPoWriMo 2012 with the poet Jennifer Bullis in the … Continue reading

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Last Road Trip

If there’s time enough for one last road trip, I’d drive the fifteen or so states I haven’t visited. As I counted miles, I’d interrogate the landscape of where I’ve been, peel back the onion skin layers of memories, conduct … Continue reading

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I need my living room

In preparation for having the balcony painted, I bring everything into my apartment. after a day of having the bicycle in the kitchen I decide to donate it last bicycle ride I move plastic storage bins and lawn items into … Continue reading

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two senryu (samples)

untitled drilling for water or oil well-wishers abound ** near the marina– fishing for compliments Andrew Shattuck McBride ** I received 33 addresses for the August postcard poetry project. These senryu were my poems for September 1, 2012. I used … Continue reading

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Weight

My heart heavy with longing, my word given but still unfulfilled. The weight of so much incomplete, unfinished. This listlessness–what am I waiting for? I know my wait will be over, soon enough– the weight relieved from my shoulders and … Continue reading

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Flight

Now under consideration elsewhere. I hope to re-post this poem once it has been published. I am very grateful for all of the wonderful comments below. Thank you! Sincerely, and blessings to all, Andy October 1, 2012 ** Andrew Shattuck … Continue reading

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Our Days

Our days are not safe harbors. How we live our days is essential–best to harbor no resentments, no ill will. Best, too, to unfurl and honor true sentiment and will our better selves. The destination can be fine, the sojourn … Continue reading

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Pacific Coast Highway south of Bellingham, 1920s

This segment of roadway winding along cliffs–now called Chuckanut Drive– was built by prisoners in the 1920s. It wasn’t easy time–dangers balanced on a knife edge daily: men blasting & carving a narrow shelf into cliffside living rock, & working … Continue reading

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Making Sense

Sirens in the distance & I look to the window expectantly, can’t see anything through the trees although leaves are already falling. Late summer scents & a neighbor’s shrillness intermingle. A fawn rejoins doe & two sets of eyes, enormous … Continue reading

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Silence

Today I’m practicing silence, a sort of listening meditation…. I’m silent & mindful for a change, taking in noise–refrigerator, water pump, a light plane in the distance, bird calls, a knock on another door. I’ll try for a day of … Continue reading

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