Tuesday, 23 December 2014

White by Emilialoves2travel

My name is White,
I enjoy dashing like a speeding light,
with my long, soft mane blowing-
I love to roll even when it is snowing!
My name is White
and my stride is always right!

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Lady Light by taxcha

How I end up on this side of the forest, I do not know. The sky is getting darker by the second and amidst fear, panic, cold, I must find my way home.

With me I have nothing but hope. I believe help will be given to those who help themselves in their own way. But after walking on what feels like an endless path, I'm beginning to lose faith.

And then I saw to my west, bright light shines through the trees from the moon. A big, beautiful full moon graces the dark sky with silver light as the cloud fades. At that time I know, Lady Light is giving me the help I've been desperately waiting for.

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

A Family by Ninja

Family is more than blood.
Blood just makes us relatives.
Being there for one another,
That's what makes us family.

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Together Forever by Piyochan

I'm always happy.
I swim with a lover slowly in beautiful scenery.
Really wonderful everyday.
Even if I see a submerged ship, I'm not scared if I swim with you.
We always swim together whatever difficulty will come.
We keep swimming together.

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

The Tree of Life by Ninja

And Mother Nature held it in her hands and weighted it. The good and the evil in the world. There was lots of evil. But there was also lots of good. She closed her eyes. She decided. As long as there was good in the world, the Tree of Life would grow.

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

The Lion King by minkero

The left zebra: "Can you feel the love tonight, dear?"
The right zebra: "Yes, I do, Elton."
The left giraffe: "Oh, look! It is Simba! Shall we go dancing later?"
The middle giraffe: "Yes! Let's do some samba!"
The right giraffe: "No, it's old-fashioned. Let's dance some zumba."
The right most flea on the tallest baboon: "Hurray Simba! I am here! Can you see me?"

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Special place by beii

Country roads,
come take me to my lovely place.
A place where I belong
With horses, cattle, sheep,
chickens, hay and green fields.
That is my place, my special place.
Where I most belong.

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Sunflowers by Anna-Mari Kaskinen (minkero)

A friend wild and untameable
-that is sunflower for you,
open and large and lovely,
full of sunshine.

Your stem rises bravely.
You brightly kiss the world,
trustingly reach the heights,
the landscapes tempting you in the distance.

My brave sunflower,
I learn so much from you.
You give light to the others,
sunflower, like a yellow moon.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Choice by LilithElina

"What choice do we have?" he whispered in her ear, his lips barely moving.
"There is always a way out."
"Yeah, sure. Death."
"Seriously? You'd rather die than being forced to be with me? You want to make a statement? Start a rebellion or something? Of what use would it be to you when you're dead?"
"I'd be free..." She hesitated. "It's nothing personal."
He snorted. "Sure..."
Above them, high in the sky, the all-vigilant head kept watch over the world and the law.

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Please adopt cards

Hello together!

I know many of you enjoy to read the stories and poems I get from the people who adopt cards or whom I send them to in the Round Robin I participate in.

There are still some people who haven't sent the cards back yet but for now I have no new stories for you. So please adopt a card and write a story or a poem to share with other people on this blog. I know you are all a creative bunch out there, so please adopt a card and let the collection of stories and poems on this blog grow.

Please share this page/post with people who like to write and people who love postcards.
Thank you.

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Shine in me by magenta

Among the awe-inspiring mountains,
I found it.
The most brilliant thing in my life,
which will continue to shine in me.

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Night by lb0296588

Night is dark.
But you can find the realest things from people.
Night is silent.
But you can feel the peace.
Night is pretty.
That's why people love it.

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Unicorns by Tetsuko

Unearthly creatures of ethereal beauty,
No one may see them save those who are pure.
In legend and fancy they were created,
Can one ever explain their powerful lure?
Over and over their mysteries enchant me
Real or imagined? Extinct or alive?
Now and again I feel they protect me
Safeguarding my dreams, so that they may thrive.

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

When you are old by WB Yeats (lucky2002)

When you are old and grey and full of sleep,
And nodding by the fire, take down this book,
And slowly read, and dream of the soft look
Your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep;

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Horsemanship contest by chenfeng301

I remember a couple of years ago, I have seen a horsemanship contest in Canada.
All those jockeys showed some great equestrian skill, and every of their action was followed by a burst of applause.

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Orinoro Gorge by minkero

Orinoro Gorge is a narrow, deep gorge formed during the last Ice Age, and is located in Leppävirta, North Savo. Ori means stallion. It is said that stallions fell down to the gorge which gave the name Orinoro.
This card shows the origin of Orinoro, and the unicorns are the angel horses now protecting many visitors at the gorge.

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

My True Beau by Qiqi

I know, my love is true,
because seeing us, the world is blue,
I think, they got the clue,
Since we stick together, like glue.

Swaying in your arms, I flew,
It's like, a dream come true,
From my soul, my feelings drew,
Thus, love blossomed and happiness grew.

My mother, scented my emotions brew,
And relatives, became a spectator's crew,
I was, dazzled, by the happenings new,
And tears rolled my eyes, like dew.

It only happens, when you find a soul mate true.
I found him, my only, my true beau.

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Moon by togge

When I was very young I loved to watch the full moon!
My mother asked why I'm watching the moon and I answered, "I wonder why the moons face is dirty?"

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Harmony by Qiqi

In the gentle seas
the dolphins live in perfect harmony
while man live a life of greed and jealousy.
If only we could see
the way a dolphin lives to be.
Humans could learn from the dolphins
and live in perfect harmony.
Each moment we feel deeper and more
intense the energies of a great shift.
Be gentle to yourself.
Breathe and invite dolphins into your heart.
Dolphins - our guides and divine protectors.
They always balance our mind and soul.
Be love, be joy, be free.

Saturday, 5 July 2014

New postcards to adopt

I have some new postcards which you can adopt now for a story if you want to.
Now you can choose to adopt one of the 30 horse photography postcards which turned up in my stuff. Maybe they'll inspire you to a story or a poem as well.

I wanted to thank you for all the lovely stories and poems I got so far. Thanks a lot.

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Cold Waters by Carolreader

A number of years ago, I went on a cruise through the ocean waters near Alaska. I spent many special moments watching for whales and dolphins, hoping to see them leap out of the cold Pacific waters. Remembering theses moments watching the cold waters brings me peace.

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

To the Lighthouse by Virgina Woolf (chiara64)

What is the meaning of life? That was all a simple question, one that tended to close in on one with years, the great revelation had never come. The great revelation perhaps never did come. Instead, there were little daily miracles, illuminations, matches struck unexpectedly in the dark, here was one.

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Hold you by manme

When you are too tired,
I can hold you for a little while.
Friends do that.
Sometimes I hold you,
and sometimes you hold me.

Kun et enää jaksa,
minä voin kantaa sinua vähän matkaa.
Niin ystävät tekevät.
Joskus minä kannan sinua,
ja joskus sinä kannat minua.

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Dolphins by Twinmummy

I like to watch the dolphins swimming in the sea,
Living in the ocean with the lives so free,
Jumping up and down, swimming in the sun,
Making life so happy, bringing lot of fun.

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Peaceful Love by Chiuyuk

There is peace in my soul
For such a long awaited time
There is love in my life
A love of melody and rhyme

Once you took hold of my heart
I know no other could have reached
As whispered fate took my hand
To levels only you could reach

You in my life
Will live eternally
I knew the first night we met
You were meant for me

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Fair lady by beii

Fair lady, send your troubles to the seas
The creatures will carry them away
Do not fret, for you shall dance again today.

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Werewolf by uliaya (Cat Power)

Oh the werewolf, oh the werewolf
Comes a steppin' along
He don't even break the branches
Where he's been gone.
You can hear his long holler
From away cross the moor
That's the holler of a werewolf
When he's feeling poor.
For the werewolf have pity,
Not fear and not hate
'Cause the werewolf might be someone
That you've known of late.

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Whale Song by Young Poets on the Underground

I boom-mumble  I bass-blow
I hull-heavy  I big/slow
I boat-bump  I limpset-skin
I soft-sink  I sky-swim
I sea-search  I salt-swallow
I bone-backed  I fluke-follow

I gulf-across  I listen-talk
I moon-map  I wave-walk
I tail-turn  I time-keep
I ship-wreck  I song-seek
I blue-blood  I grumble-sing
I fish-heart  I dream-king

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

"Bears" and "Three Brown Bears" by Qiqi

Bears are playful
Bears are round
Grizzly bears
Are dressed in brown

Bears like honey
Bears like trees
Bears are chased
By honey bees

Bears like mountains
Bears like streams
Bears spend winters
In their dreams

Three Brown Bears
Three brown bears
See all their beds
See all their chairs

The mama cooked in a big brown pot
The papa's porridge was much too hot
The baby bear always cried a lot

Three brown bears

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Fly by magenta

Fly. Let it flow.
Grasp the colourful
moments of a whole
new world with your
magical wings.

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

The greatest beauty by Ninja

"Darkness has befallen their lands and Hurry gripped their world tight with its icycold hands" said the dolphin to its little brother.
"But why?" asked the small dolphin its big brother.
"Look around you. What do you see? What do you hear? What do you feel? See all the colourful fish around us. Hear the whispers of the plants. Feel the soft touch of the water that embraces us like a parent.
Don't ever stop paying attention. Because the greatest beauty and joy you will find in the smallest, most ordinary things."
"Look, how beautiful the bubbles are dancing towards the sky," shouted the small dolphin excitedly.
And it's big brother smiled, silently.

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

The King by Ninja

The pale light of the rising sun fell through the small openings of the cave, being reflected by the still and unmoved surface of the restless river, awaking the city from its long nights peaceful sleep.
And there he was in a shadowy corner. The man who was once king and who would become king again. Grabbing his sceptre tight as his dragon slowly unfolded its bloodred wings. And with a terrible hiss that echoed from the walls and filled the cave with a memory of fear, the dragon leaped into the air to bring to the city its king.

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

My treasure by Venia

The soil in my hands,
the mountains in my hands,
the trees in my hands,
the animals in my hands.
You in my hands...
but also myself in your hands.

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

The big blue star by Venia

"What's over the water?" asked the little whale curiously.
"The air" answered the father.
"Go, jump up and breathe it."
The mother gave the little one a start.
"What a big blue star!" said the little whale, when it dived back into the water.
"It's the old world, where we lived once."
"What happened?"
"Humans happened."

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Spell of Imagination by Venia

Unicorns with silver hair,
pegasi, horses and a mare,
with purple eyes and brownish skin,
what a great place I live in.

Suns arose ahead of me,
on the blue planet a pair of three
ghosts above the clouds so high
flying through the dark black sky.

Thunderstorms out from my hand
there is nothing, that I do, I can't.
Almighty might you think I am,
but imagination is the thing I can.

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

A fallen star by TimTam

This was the night that many had only heard of in whispers as their mothers nursed them. The creatures of the ocean gathered, their exuberance barely contained.
Legend foretold that when the sky shone yellow in the west that a queen would come to live amongst them.
A fallen star, radiant silver hair, would give up it's life in the heavens to join them. Her voice, that of angels, would seduce the unwary and she would bring light to even the darkest souls and leviathans in the far abyss.
Seraphina, Sirenia, mermaid, they cared not for her name but for the hope she would bring to them all.

Monday, 24 February 2014

Dream by Sancta11

The girl opened her eyes and found herself on the cloud.
"Well, I'm definitely asleep", she said and looked around. The sunset sun cast beautiful shadows everywhere.
"Hey, that little cloud looks like a horse", thought the girl. And all of a sudden it moved.
The girl saw that cloud transform into a white horse.
"But of course it is not real. Horses cannot stand on the clouds", she said aloud. " So cannot a little girl", replied the horse and snorted.
The girl gasped in surprise and woke up.

Sunday, 16 February 2014

Love crossed her path by Michelle

Nantosuelta was struck from her colony for her curse. It was lonely without other fairies; like whales and humans, they are lonely creatures.
One day, a plum little fairy boy startled her into invisibility. Her clear chameleon skin sank into the green, but he felt her presence.
She revealed herself and he thought her the most beautiful creature! They fell for each other's faults and lived through centuries together, until one day their bodies passed and left a healthy apple orchard for their descendants and friends.

Friday, 14 February 2014

Blue by Emilialoves2travel

Blue is such a wonderful hue!
Added with sparkles and glitters
Certainly as magical as the beautiful You!

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Swan Song by PostMuse

Estella bent in and murmured, "I see it, but don't let those two back there catch on. You know how nosey they are."
Estella and Vincent paddled away, keeping their treasure a secret. Vincent whispered, "Do you really think it will work?" He had his fears. After all, they did find it behind the most treacherous of the falls, and the only creature who dares to venture there is the elf, Cyndimor. And she is often a trickster.
It was happenstance that put Estella and Vincent where swans don't venture. A dive for a particular tasty plant revealed an underwater passage. They couldn't resist a peek. Curiosity is only dangerous for cats.
Glancing back, Estella answered, "If it does, we will make the most beautiful music."

Thursday, 23 January 2014

The thing from the humans by buddy

"Hello", said Emil the shrimp to his friend Hannes the cichlid. "Hello", said Hannes as well. "I'm so bored Hannes. Do you want to play with me?"
"Hmm..." replied Hannes. "Actually, I wanted to sleep in the sea weed." "Please, please" said Emil. "I'm so bored." "Alright but what shall we play?" "Yesterday I've found a great thing from the humans. It came recently from their world."
Emil and Hannes swam to the thing from the humans and investigated it. Hannes said, "I know this thing. Humans call it crate and they store things in it." "They store things inside", repeated Emil. "I want to have a closer look." Suddenly the lid of the crate closed.
"Help me Hannes. Help. I'm afraid", cried Emil. But what could Hannes do? "I can't save you on my own but I'm looking for help." Hannes came back with Rüdiger the pike and Rüdiger tried everything to get Emil out of the crate but what could he do to get him out of a closed crate.
Emil whined about what would happen if he had to stay in this crate forever but no one had a good advice. Suddenly a boat came towards the crate and it rammed into it and turned the crate upside down. Emil's body shook and he had closed his eyes because he was still in the crate. Hannes and Rüdiger were back again and looked from above onto the crate. "Emil, open your eyes. You are free." Now they could see that the crate had no bottom.
From that day on, Emil swam a long way round things from the humans.

Sunday, 12 January 2014

First adoptions

I received the first adoption requests and the postcards are now on their way to the people who requested them.
I have to admit that I can't wait to see them back again with their backs filled with stories and poems. :)

Here is a picture of the style of the postcards, so you know what to expect.

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Ready to start

Hi guys!

I'm now ready to start the project.

I've added the postcard types you can adopt and there's a post how the whole adoption works.
And finally, there is an adoption form where you can give me all the information I need to send a card to you.

I'm waiting for your requests. :)

Sunday, 5 January 2014

A new project

I had an idea for a new project that involves the blank postcards I have at home and I hope that you'll help me with it.

Several fantasy postcard books are sitting on my shelf but I don't want to send them away via Postcrossing because I wouldn't see them again this way. I'm a writer of short stories and poems as well, so I thought why not combine these two things but I need your help.

I would like to send out the postcards I have to people around the world and get them back with a fictional story or poem that is inspired by the picture on the front of the postcard.
I don't know how many people are up for this challenge but I would like to use this blog to publish your stories and poems with the picture of the postcard they are on.

There is still some work I have to do until everything can start but you can already tell me if you're interested.