I have often sent out a poem from the year as a solstice or New Year greeting in the form of a small broadside, or card. Not every year but every few. This year I wrote “Thanksgiving (occupy this)” on the day after Thanksgiving—it came together quickly and right away had the feel of the holiday poem for this year.
I took a picture of the Olympics that morning and put together the broadside, sent it to a few friends.
A few days later I began to take the message of the poem to heart and realized it was time to give access to all the poems. I already had the URL. Debi Bodett of 33 Image Design helped me build the site.
Art and Practice
Don Freas is an artist, writer, and poet in Olympia, Washington.