Dear Heart Mike
Large padded mailer envelope wrapped in cotton cord containing white department store box wrapped in white tissue stained pink and layers of gray tissue both glued to bottom of box, “dear heart Mike” written on gray tissue inside drawn heart, lace in window cut out of gray tissue on other side. Lid of box has flower petals glued into shape of heart bearing “dear heart Mike,” tissue taped around petals, pink yarn and other collage elements all glued to layers of wax paper, message under layer of wax paper that has been cut and lifted to be revealed. Inside of box contains tissue wrapped around collage of seeds, beads, plastic toy jewelry, plastic flowers, fabric, yarn, string, and tissue all completely saturated in glue. Collage folded to fit in box and resting on tissue.
Copyright the Estate of Amelia Etlinger and used with permission. For more information contact the Poetry Collection at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Collection open for research.
Is Part Of
Sent to Mike Belt, donated to the Poetry Collection by Ellen Marie Helinka.
Etlinger, Amelia, 1933-1987, “Dear Heart Mike,” Digital Collections - University at Buffalo Libraries, accessed August 16, 2022, https://digital.lib.buffalo.edu/items/show/52268.