Thursday, October 15, 2015

Ladies Of Longhand

Writers are retro as rotary phones.
Ladies of longhand,
our Rosetta stones
hunt hieroglyphics
through blood, ash, and bone,
but the pyramids have fallen
away.

For Fireblossom Friday at Real Toads

14 comments:

Kerry O'Connor said...

This is a sad truth of the present age.

Sylvia K said...

Ah, yes, I'm afraid it is a sad truth these days! Hope you have a great day, MZ!!

hedgewitch said...

Still, the Sphinx will always be with us. Also, what goes around comes around--I hear cassettes are coming back in. ;_) Sharp and spot-on as always, MZ.

Buddah Moskowitz said...

I don't see rotary phones as retro, but rather obsolete, which is how I refer to most poetry ... with a few exceptions, like you.

Marion said...

Hmmm, I write with a Pelikan fountain pen that writes like silk and buy my ink in bottles. I wrote my first poems using a cartridge pen that I still have. Guess I'm a dying breed. (I also listen to music on records, as does my granddaughter who'll inherit my pens). xo

"The smell of ink is intoxicating to me---others may have wine, but I have poetry." ~Terry Guillemets

"You can't write poetry on the computer." ~Quentin Tarantino

Outlawyer said...

Sharp, charming, musical--great visuals too. k.

Fireblossom said...

This is awesome. I keep reading that first line out loud to myself!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I swear I wrote better with a pen and paper - the connection from brain to hand was helpful. Sadly, in our fast paced world, and with my time being increasingly finite, I need to work fast on a keyboard. I love the whole idea of "Longhand Ladies".

brudberg said...

I have to admit that I have lost my fountain pen, and rather write it all with a keyboard (though soon keyboards are as dead as hieroglyphs)... technology makes into dinosaurs.

Gillena Cox said...

Indeed, its mouse clicks and swipes to charm the day

"the pyramids have fallen
away."

nice write

much love...

Susan said...

Yes, we are. Yes. And no one spends their life time building tombs anymore. I think that's good. And sometimes I write right here on this screen.

blueoran said...

Aww. Tap of the pencil on the legacy pad. What's scarier is that those scribbles endure thousands of years, when the zippy digital bible is gone before you can wipe and flush.

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

If you can't beat' em ... I'm a digital doll (or keyboard clacker) myself.

Sharon Wagner said...

I love the first line!