(In the 60s and 1970s I was an avid postcard collector and I subscribed to a newsletter called Deltiology, which was for post card collectors and dealers. I came across an issue of Deltiology, which printed a poem I wrote about Deltiology in 1971.)
I’ve seen canyons splashed with streaks of brilliant rainbow hue;
I’ve felt the mountain’s majesty and visualized the dew
Of morning droplets sprinkled on the Lordly Redwood trees,
I’ve been to Eastern cove and Inlet, felt the ocean’s breeze;
I’ve felt the humid warmth of Bayous in swampy southern lands,
I’ve seen the shimmer of the shifting, glistening Desert Sands…
Covered bridges, old lighthouses, ships upon the seas,
I’ve toured a thousand famous places, everywhere I please;
I’ve never stepped beyond my door, an album holds the key;
For it’s a Traveler’s Passport to All lands…the Sesame…
To open doors, to take me here and there and everywhere….
I’m a Deltiologist….in my favorite easy chair.
–Sandra Lee Smith
Updated May 11, 2018