The night before they left, I bought some postcards from Barnes and Noble and during dinner and on the bus ride home, I wrote a poem on each postcard. I wrote most of these poems on my phone, while talking to a friend who has been one of my greatest inspirations.
I gave the girls a mission. It was simple. Place these postcards in random places in London. And take a picture of where you placed it. I may have not been able to do it myself, but I wanted to feel like I was a part of the journey.
This is the result of that.
I wished I could have been there! It's exciting to know that somewhere in the world, someone may pick up one of those postcards and read my work. I asked the girls how the experience was for them.
"I really felt like I was on a mission and it made me take a closer look at places we went to as well. We tried to look for cards that may go with the place. We payed attention to the color of the phone booth and which postcard would pop or we tried looking for cracks and crevices in landmark places. It was really cool," said Elizabeth Ramanand.
I love their choices. Though there were challenges along the way that I didn't think about.
"The experience was somewhat challenging with the weather, we were trying to find a proper place for the postcards so they don't fly way. So that originally limited some really cool places (on the London Bridge itself), but then we got creative (the tourist attraction of the old school London Telephone booth)," said Alisandra Karimullah.
"I am hoping that your poetry does reach someone who is willing to seek out your work and visit your website. All in all the mission was a success and I had a blast taking part in it."
I'm glad that it was fun for them. I was in suspense the whole time they were away. But it turned out great. I would love to do more stuff like this. Maybe locally. Or hmmm, anyone planning a vacation?