Welcome to The Postal Poetry Society
The Postal Poetry Society is an informal network of friends, relatives and lovers of poetry & picture postcards.
We are a society dedicated to sharing our experiences through the medium of poetry delivered from around the world by the use of postcards.
Sending postcards to friends and family whilst on holiday, may be in decline in the digital age, but we know how much we enjoy receiving them, especially when our members have put time into devising a short poem which helps to describe their experience of the place. Have a browse and see what you think.
There is no membership subscription.
Simply write a short poem, preferably original, on a picture postcard and send it to friends or relatives. Given the limited space available on a postcard popular forms are the Japanese haiku (three lines of five, seven, five syllables respectively) and the limerick (five lines with lines one, two and five rhyming and lines three and four rhyming).
Spirit of Place
Some of the poems pay homage to the ‘Spirit of Place’ – the distinctive atmosphere, a personal intangible feeling that comes from an emotional engagement with a place and its histories. It could be inspired by memory or nostalgia, or the raw experience of the sensations of nature.