The Fifty Cent Tour

Sunday, November 17, 2013

paper and ink



they wrote of bluebirds
and British cartography
holding back their tongues

they knew each other
by the smooth stroke of their pens
never touching hands

they kept talk of love
in the silence of their hearts
their voices, their sighs

never
meeting
air


2013-Rene

For Magpie Tales



14 comments:

  1. ooh this is strong, powerfully written, & reminds me so much of how we were in my family of origin (though we weren't British)

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  2. at the turn of the twentieth century, with Victoria still on the throne, her one penny stamp on the envelope, being pen pals was precursor to meeting someone today on the internet; only now we can actually see each other, and come to more rational conclusions about the object of our affection; nice take on the prompt.

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  3. Simply beautiful, ah .. the overwhelming meaning (and power) of the written word.

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  4. there is so much said with actually putting ink to paper- so much more than electronically pushing "enter"

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  5. I would like to read a novel that expounded further upon this subject matter.

    =)

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  6. Yes an i love you too, pen pal ! ........

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  7. I feel it was a most wonderful love too!

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  8. Rene this was lovely, very touching!

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  9. Amazingly written!! Beautiful lines for the imagination!

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