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cos-mo-post-al-an [koz-muh-postal-en]: adjective/noun
1. a person
who belongs to all the world; not limited to just one part of the world; can make their home anywhere in the world.
2. a person who believes fully that postage stamps and mail connect the world, regardless of where, from or to, they go.
3. the joyful experience of knowing you're a local because your mail made it to its destination

The postage stamp is truly wonderful. It can travel the world, experience the lives of a million different people, go through the doors of strangers; and never once lose sight of where it's headed.
Welcome to the land of cosmopostalan : travel, mail and words. It's a crazy little place in my corner of the woods; wherever that may be!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

To A Letter Box On Chestnut Street

"To A Letter Box On Chestnut Street"

A poem by Betty Frye Leach

Impassive mail container with white
                                          collection sign
From which one learns the postman is
                              due to call at nine,

A pot pourri of heart and brains your
                                  metal sides inclose,
For written words can represent the
                                dagger or the rose--

Such mixtures as "I love you." or
                            sometimes, "Please remit."
"Your balance has been overdrawn."   "Do
                                love me, too, a bit."

Between your silent lips are slipped
                          odd messages at will:
Perhaps a bit of Paradise lies now
                          beneath a bill.


I found a book of poems relating to Boston a little while ago,
             but I like this one the best
                                   because it is about

~ Ms. Always Traveling


  1. Hi, I sent yours a while ago, should be there by now :/

    1. Hello! A letter did arrive from you a while ago, before you received my card. Did you want me to reply to that one, or were you going to reply to mine? I think the doubling-up of letters has got us a little "lost-in-translation"! Haha!



Thank you for your lovely postal ponderings!
May today be a beautiful, full-of-mail kind-of day!
~ Ms. Always Traveling