Fitri, who lives in Jakarta, sent this beautiful poem with its translation. The Paris postcard made me remember my trip there last year, and the poem just makes me . . . love poetry even more. Thank you, Fitri!
This postcard poem came to me from Sacramento. You can see more of the poet Alexa Mergen’s work at her blog: Alexa Mergen The picture side of the postcard is Georgie O’Keeffe’s Narcissa’s Last Orchid, a pastel from 1941. Both the poem and the postcard are lovely. Thank you very much, Alexa! –Shaun