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006: The Picture Postcard Man

Rating: 4.8
Up hill, down dale,
by river and by loch
in mountains and in valleys new
have you ever met him,
as you walked

Stopped for a chat, discussed the view

He must be out nigh every day,
he's photographed near all the land
sweeping clouds and sunsets,
hills with lots of colours grand
I find it hard to believe

He's never met another man

But then he may be like a spectre,
a fleeting glimpse of different hues
a flash, a click, the picture taken

Then gone to destinations new

I myself have never seen him
While walking out in hill or glen,
No sight nor sound of Colin Baxter

That famous picture postcard man.
Colin Johnston
Thursday, November 16, 2006
Ken E Hall 05 September 2009
A delightful subject for a poem and well said with your pen Can't imagine the number of cards on earth and the first one! regards
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Mike Hester 02 July 2008
Dear Colin, Wonderful! If we could track him down and pair him up with the guy who invented refrigerator magnets - that would be something! Cheers, Mike
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Ben Gieske 24 June 2008
Nice colors to fill in this delightful presentation. Has a delightful rhythm suggesting how pleasant it would be walking up the hills and down the dales. I can feel the breezes blowing as I jaunt along wondering about that picture postcard man.
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Elinor Auerbach 12 August 2007
interesting thought... something I've never wondered about to be honest.... strange how some things never occur to you until after someone else has brought it up.... I suppose in my particualr case I may well have seen the postcard man even bumped into him quite literally but I wouldnt know and probably never have a I dont know what he looks like... ah well... lovely oem anyhow: D
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Sandra Fowler 12 July 2007
Who would not want to catch a glimpse of this mysterious postcard man? You are in fine poetic voice in this one, Colin. Delightful write. Warm regards, Sandra
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Raynette Eitel 16 January 2007
Hmmmmmmm....a bit like a leprochan, is he? This is whimsical and delightful. Raynette
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Original Unknown Girl 11 January 2007
Wow! Such clever thoughts, I wonder where he is also, never seen him myself! ! Great write and most entertaining..... HG: -) xx
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Not a member No 4 03 January 2007
That make a pair o' us! I think he must be a pretty quick mover. It's a great idea (I can never think of things like this - dull witted it is that I am!) Colin, and you've painted a few lovely scenes along the way! jim
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