:a poem is:

Posted by Daniela Elza on Sep 11 2014

Two years ago I mailed a postcard poem to Cascadia Review with my submission of a few poems and a statement of place. I was leaving Vancouver at the time to go visit my parents and met my sister at the airport so we can travel together. I was planning to mail the postcard from the airport.

Once we went through security I realized it was too late to buy a stamp since the only place that sold stamps was out of bound at that point. With the help of two security guards I managed to have it mailed on time. I gave them money for stamps with my envelope and my sincere thankyous.

I had no idea if it will ever arrive, but judging by how their faces lit up when I told them it is a poem they were holding in their hands, and how they took the story to heart, I was pretty confident the letter will arrive.

Here it is on the Cascadia Review website.

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    In the busy days getting ready to travel I did not have time to look for a special card, and the only thing I had was the card my publisher made for my book. So I thought that might be an appropriate card, and got all that dew in the poem too.
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2 Responses to “:a poem is:”

  1. Rob Taylor Says:

    Very cool! And such a great story!

  2. Daniela Elza Says:

    Thanks, Rob! It was good to remember. And now that I think of it this was a special card. A very special one.:-)