Postcard Poems


In the early part of the 20th century, Franz Marc and his wife befriended a woman—Else Lasker-Schuler—who was a novelist, playwright, poet, dancer, and artist. She was also a Jew in pre-WW1 Germany. Marc liked to paint postcards which he then sent to his friends. Lasker-Schuler received 28 before Marc was killed in the war. I have taken the images and in some cases portions of the handwritten text (my German is next to impossible) from these postcards, as the vehicle for each poem. Marc died in 1916.


Free to Travel: Prince Jussuf’s Hunting Grounds




The Watering Hole of the Ruby Mountain