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Monday, 17 June 2019

Poetry Monday: Mail

It's Poetry Monday, and this week's topic is .........MAIL.

Join Delores, MotherOwl, and me as we bring our poems to you Special Delivery!

You can post your poem in the comments or on your blog; if you do the latter, please leave a comment so we know where to find you.

Use the topic, or not; the idea is to have fun and maybe give your brain a workout.

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Without any preamble this week (I'm fine, I'm fine, don't worry, ha ha), here is my effort.


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We're More Alike Than Different

No matter the means of delivery--
Pony express or technology--
All of humanity feels a real thrill
When the mail brings a letter instead of a bill.


Does your mailbox look like one of these? (Source: Pixabay)

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And some mail-related funnies from icanhas.cheezburger.com . . . . . .




























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Next week's topic is ............ PORTALS ............... thank you, Delores.


Wishing you some good mail this week :)




42 comments:

Elephant's Child said...

Your poem is so true. And as I said to MotherOwl it is a reminder I should write more letters.

dinthebeast said...

I kind of have a thing for the USPS. People call them things like "snail mail" and make fun of their supposed inefficiency and such, but I can hand them a letter and for fifty cents they will deliver it to Florida or Maine, or anywhere else in the whole country.
Also, the USPS is a good paying, union job doing honest, important, work that you don't have to be a white man with a college degree to get.
I kind of love them.
Your poem is perfect, and so true.

-Doug in Oakland

Charlotte (MotherOwl) said...

I really like your poem this week, it seems bills are the international mail boogeyman. And the magnet-photo had me laughing. Thanks.
I like those mailboxes. Mine does not look a bit like any of those, as all Danish mailboxes are square and big. (Google postkasse to see how they look).

River said...

I love the funnies and that row of mailboxes! How many are there?

Andrew said...

You made me smile. Our letterbox is nothing like those. The only letters we receive are from my mother, who writes manuscripts. Bills arrive via email. At times take away menus appear in our letter box.

baili said...

dear Jenny i hope wish hope and pray that you are perfectly fine and just cherishing your happy spring days and enjoying the fun that this delightful weather bring along:)

topic is fun and you treated it so well as always

these mail boxes looks like head removed from bodies lol

our's have body to stand upon

you always put some thought in your poetry my friend and this one brings in a sensitive thought
yes it is always PLEASANT SURPRISE WHEN mail drops LETTER but not just bills

i miss those days when my (late)parents and i used to write letters each week

you are exceptional in your selection of funnies dear Jenny ,each one made me laugh and smile

thank you sooo much for beautiful blog and wonderful sharing!

Hugs!

only slightly confused said...

So very true and well put..no bills please and no, never never pass on the chain letter meow. Next week....portals.

Red said...

A fine group of photos to go with your poem.

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

Our mailbox only contains bills and local ads. Mail only comes from the Internet now, some good, but mostly bad. I have to admit that it is easier to hit the delete button than to tear up envelopes. There is also a certain satisfaction to that.

Marie Smith said...

Just finished some snail mail I’ve been putting off for ages. It is so much harder than the electronic version. Great poem!

jenny_o said...

Me too, EC - me too.

jenny_o said...

I agree about the postal service - where else can you get a deal like that? And the jobs, that too!

jenny_o said...

It's interesting how mailboxes are so different around the world!

Even within our country, we are changing to group mailboxes from individual boxes at the end of each home's driveway, to try reduce costs in the postal system.

jenny_o said...

At least twenty, but the photo seems to go on forever!

jenny_o said...

"Manuscripts" - hah! That could be good, or bad :)

jenny_o said...

Eek! I didn't think about mailboxes looking like heads without bodies! Now I will always do so! lol

Letter-writers are rare these days, aren't they?

Thank you, as always, for your encouragement :)

jenny_o said...

Ha ha!

Portals . . . I can already tell I'll be racking my brains over that :) Thanks, Delores.

jenny_o said...

The internets is wunnerful, Red :)

jenny_o said...

You're right - there's good and bad to electronic mail. Another plus to email is that you can filter it out somewhat.

jenny_o said...

It is, I agree - typing is so much easier for me and doesn't set off my carpal tunnel numbness. And you don't have to find a stamp, and then go to the post office :) Good for you for doing all of that - someone will be happy to get your mail!

messymimi said...

Letters are such fun, i need to write more of them so i can receive more of them.

My poem is about what happens when you get back to the mail after being gone a week!

Bonnie said...

I love your poem - well done! Our mailbox is like the ones you have shown only maybe a little newer looking. That is the style required by the Post Office in our town. I used to love exchanging letters with friends and family and I have saved many of them as they are a bit of history that remind me of times past. I do love email though for the speed and efficiency.

Steve Reed said...

I haven't written a real letter in years. Sad, isn't it? Love the poem, though -- certainly true!

jenny_o said...

And it's so true!

Readers, you can click on messymimi's name above to be taken to her blog where you'll find her poem.

jenny_o said...

Yes to both keeping past letters and to loving email! (I keep emails, too, and sometimes print them out)

jenny_o said...

I think you're in the majority!

Joan (Devon) said...

I must admit I prefer snail mail, both receiving and sending. E-mails and texts don't compare to an actual letter, notelet or even a bill delivered to your door by the local postman. This way of communicating seems much more friendly and personal.

We don't have letter boxes as you show in the picture. Difficult to describe, but we have letter 'boxes' on our main outside door, which are openings for the postman to put our post/mail through. Nothing to do with a box, although some people (especially those with pets that like to tear up paper) do have a mesh 'box' on the inside for the letters to sit safely. I hope that makes sense.

Postmen have also been known to raise the alarm if they find that an elderly person needs help ie having a fall etc.

e said...

Nope, he is in the minority. Haven't you ever noticed the number of snail mail pen pal groups on Social Media? I have four pen pals whom I write regularly in addition to sending cards to those who are ill in my congregational community. People have not lost their love of letters yet! Cute poem.

jenny_o said...

That is so true about postmen (and postwomen) being on the alert for older folks - it has happened here, too.

If we ever ceased to get "real" mail, I know I would miss it a great deal.

jenny_o said...

No, I hadn't heard about that, e - how wonderful. I'm glad handwritten correspondence is being kept alive and thriving by those groups.

Martha said...

I still enjoy receiving mail, especially packages! But I haven't sent any type of letter in who knows how long and this past Christmas I didn't mail out a single card. First time ever! I'm getting caught up in modern ways...eeeek….

Susan said...

Short and sweet and very true. I don't know about your side of the country but we don't have home delivery of the mail any more. In my case not a hardship as I get to wander down a nice country road and usually take the dogs with me which gets me points with them. Not so much fun for the frail elderly and shut ins. This year I started writing short notes to friends on pretty cards I pick up for a few cents at the charity shop. They have been well received and I'm getting enjoyment from doing it. Have a wonderful day.

Susan said...

You've caught me on a chatty day. I wanted to add, my card sending is part of my project to add joy to the world. a drop in the bucket but at least something. Your poems are the same thing, I look forward to Mondays to see what you have written. xxx

jenny_o said...

That's the thing with mail - if we don't send any, we likely won't get any, except from those lovely people who don't mind our 'modern ways' :)

jenny_o said...

That is a thoughtful thing to do, Susan - what a nice idea.

We do still have home delivery, but just barely. A couple of years ago we received a notice that mail would go to a group box down the street, then for some reason Canada Post decided not to do that after all. I expect we'll lose it eventually, though.

I hope you have a great day as well.

jenny_o said...

Oh, how nice to hear that! You've made my day :)

Do you have a current blog, Susan? I checked the three in your profile and see that you stopped posting a couple of years ago. I hope your health is improved since that time. Do you think you'll start writing again? So many questions :)

37paddington said...

It is so rare that the mail brings anything but bill and junk mail lately. Letters, handwritten, are a real loss.

jenny_o said...

Yes indeed.

LL Cool Joe said...

That box stuck to the mailbox made me laugh. I'm not that keen on letters or bills, I prefer a box with something exciting inside it. The postman only seems bring boring things nowadays and the couriers bring all the parcels.

jenny_o said...

That's true here, also. But we only get parcels if we order something and pay for it ourselves! haha

Diane Henders said...

Your poem about the mail hits the nail on the head! :-) These days our mailboxes are anonymous 'superboxes' ganged together, but I like the personality in the lineup old ones. (And your LOLCats made me LOL - especially the 'box of anger' and the 'magnets'!)

jenny_o said...

Hah! yes, I kind of wonder what was actually in that box! If it was a magnet it must have been pretty strong :)