In my new endeavor, combining my artwork with the haiku poetry of Glennis Roper, Glennis has shared some really phenomenal poetry with me. She has a great sense of whit, and a knack for striking at the heart of the subject.
I love this one about how expensive postage has become:
Postage keeps rising!
Pony Express was cheaper!
Good thing planes fly fast.
When I was talking to her earlier this week she said that what prompted her to write this was that although many things have not increased much in price percentage-wise over the years, she remembers a time when it cost as little as 3 cents to mail a letter. That was a little before my time, but I do recall the time when 1st class mail was only 22 cents. Now it is double that, despite a things like a gallon of milk staying in the same approximate $2/gal range over the same approximate 20 year period.
This haiku about postal rate increases by Glennis Roper is illustrated in a style reminiscent of a political cartoon. A little girl turns her piggy bank upside down and shakes it, peering inside for spare change next to a mailbox labeled with a dollar sign, while a pony express rider races a modern day jet plane past mountain ranges like a a graph of the ever increasing prices.
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Here is the sketch of the horse and rider without any of the other design elements…
pony express 2 by Dawna Morton
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