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Thoughts on the Written Word Expressed Through Original Poetry

Updated on November 4, 2014

Poetic Thoughts on the Written Word

I hope you enjoy this novel exploration of the written word through my original poetry! The poems cover such subjects as ink and words on a page.

Along the way I also suggest items and gift ideas to develop your written word, such as pens, calligraphy sets, beautiful paper and stationery sets plus books on the History of Paper and the History of Writing.

All poetry is copyright by Mindy Makuta (aka MyFairLadyah) - Reprint with Permission

List of Original Poems in this Hub

** The Written Word

** The Ink Flows

** Words are the Atoms

** Black on White

** History of Paper

** Pens and Pencils

** If There's Money In It

** Don't Look at Me as Silly

The Written Word

The "written" word is now expressed by many electronically

Keyboarded or penned, whichever you're tied to chronically

Though computers have advantages like checking the spelling

The curls from ones' handwriting are far more telling

The Ink Flows

The ink flows like indigo juice

Released from the channels of the sluice

Making these subtle human marks

Upon a sheet of whitened pulp and barks

Saying nothing until understood

By human minds both wise and good

Beautiful Writing with Calligraphy

The Calligrapher's Bible: 100 Complete Alphabets and How to Draw Them
The Calligrapher's Bible: 100 Complete Alphabets and How to Draw Them

Here is "The Calligrapher's Bible: 100 Complete Alphabets and How to Draw Them" by David Harris

 
Sheaffer Calligraphy Maxi Kit, 3 Viewpoint Fountain Pens with 3 Nib Grades, Assortment of Ink Cartridges, Tracing Pad (73404)
Sheaffer Calligraphy Maxi Kit, 3 Viewpoint Fountain Pens with 3 Nib Grades, Assortment of Ink Cartridges, Tracing Pad (73404)

This calligraphy set by Sheaffer comes with:

* 3 Calligraphy Fountain Pens

* 3 nib sizes included

* an assortment of ink cartridges

 

Words are the Atoms

Words are the atoms of expression

Juxtaposed one way or another

They elicit a reaction or impression

To enlighten and not to smother

Take your pick of poetry or prose

Just different ways of combination

Choose words to elate or be morose

Mix them up into a new perturbation

On the History of the Written Word

Black on White

Black on white these marks I write

Initial thoughts before I type

To hold this pen in fingers tight

I'd not forgo this tactile swipe

The feel, intrinsically important

For process of a writer's thought

Ink flowing on the blank extant

Frees iambic lines by mind wrought

So whether with ink or graphite lead

My modern quill be-stills my head

Fountain Pens - Go Back in Time with Your Writing

Parker Urban Black and Gold Fountain Pen kit with 4 Ink (1760841)
Parker Urban Black and Gold Fountain Pen kit with 4 Ink (1760841)

This fountain pen set by Parker comes with the informative booklet "How to Write with a Fountain Pen" and

* black pen with gold trim, 4 ink cartridges, 2-ounce bottle of Quink ink,

* bottled ink converter and cleaning cloth

 

The Story of Writing: Alphabets, Hieroglyphs & Pictograms by Andrew Robinson

History of Paper

Sun dried papyrus pulp

Was used way back when

A bird's quill and plant dye

Was early man's pen

Today the modern paper mill

Takes pulverized wood

To create all kinds of paper

Of quality very good

Beautiful Paper for Your Writing Along with Tea in an Art of Appreciation Gift Basket

Thoughts of You Tea and Stationery Gift Basket
Thoughts of You Tea and Stationery Gift Basket

The keepsake tin basket has a flat back to become a decorative wall mount or use for holding pens and stationary at your desk.

Includes:

* Stationery Note Pad Set, Matching 3-Piece Pen Set,

* Serenity Green Tea Chai Tea, Enligh-Teaments English Breakfast Tea,

* Assorted Flavor Ashby’s Individual Teas, Rock Candy Swizzle Stick,

* Nikki’s Tea Cup Sugar Cookie

* crafted with detail and tied with a bow to present as a gift

* PERSONALIZE with a gift message if you wish

 

On Making Paper

The Papermaker's Companion: The Ultimate Guide to Making and Using Handmade Paper
The Papermaker's Companion: The Ultimate Guide to Making and Using Handmade Paper

This is a reference covering everything you need to know about paper-making, from basics to advanced techniques

 

Pens and Pencils

When I put a pen to pad

The written words should stick

For if the wording turns out bad

I'm stuck with what I picked

But should instead a pencil's lead

Be what creates the written mark

Eraser's rub takes back what's said

To let me voice a new remark

Every Writer should have at least one really nice pen

Cross ATX Basalt Black Ballpoint Pen with Chrome Plated Appointments (882-3)
Cross ATX Basalt Black Ballpoint Pen with Chrome Plated Appointments (882-3)

This Cross ATX ballpoint pen in basalt black has chrome plated embellishments and

includes a Black Medium Ball-Point refill

 

A Better Mechanical Pencil - Available in a Few Cool Colors

Pentel Sharp Kerry Mechanical Pencil, 0.50 mm, Metallic Black Barrel, 1 Unit (P1035A)
Pentel Sharp Kerry Mechanical Pencil, 0.50 mm, Metallic Black Barrel, 1 Unit (P1035A)

This mechanical pencil by Pentel has a glossy metallic barrel with silver trim to add an elegant touch.

* writes crisp, 0.5mm lines of consistent density.

* hand-assembled with precision for extended durability.

* packaged in a gift box

* refillable

 

If There's Money In It

If there's money in it, that would be swell

Then maybe we'd buy a grand hotel

For now, I'll write and write and write

From morning crow to last of light

Writing for a Living

The Work of Writing: Insights and Strategies for Academics and Professionals
The Work of Writing: Insights and Strategies for Academics and Professionals

This book covers many of the skills needed to be a professional or academic writer.

 

Don't Look at Me as Silly

Don't look at me as silly

Don't look at me as daft

As if I were a loony tune

That can't tell fore from aft

I hope to keep improving

And steady gain a flock

Just some approval would be nice

As I write 'round the clock

Thank You for Visiting - please "write" a nice note

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