On Flair Pens, Gel Pens, Montblancs, Sharpies

On Flair Pens, Gel Pens,
Montblancs, Sharpies

I do not care diddly-squat
Whether I use a pen or not.
Give me a pencil, give me chalk.
I do not care with what I talk.
If you write me a love letter
with a fountain pen or better
I might respond in lipstick scrawl.
It’s better than no love at all!
If you beg me for a date,
I may as well capitulate
with sooty stick grabbed from the fire
or a “yes” formed from bent wire.
The message, dear, is what we quote,
not the device with which we wrote.

The media might be the message, but the medium with which we write it is not! 

FOWC with Fandango — Pencil

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About lifelessons

My blog, which started out to be about overcoming grief, quickly grew into a blog about celebrating life. I post daily: poems, photographs, essays or stories. I've lived in countries all around the globe but have finally come to rest in Mexico, where I've lived since 2001. My books may be found on Amazon in Kindle and print format, my art in local Ajijic galleries. Hope to see you at my blog.

8 thoughts on “On Flair Pens, Gel Pens, Montblancs, Sharpies

  1. lifelessons Post author

    Ha. I searched in vain for the photo that WP just tacked onto the bottom of this post–the one illustrating the post, Pen and Ink. I also searched for that fancy pen in vain. It required cartridges that probably no longer exist, but it sure is a pretty pen! Rosewood with brass inlay. Its use would sorta contradict my poem, however.


    1. The Haunted Wordsmith

      I love fountain pens. AliExpress has quite a few rosewood with brass inlay fountain pens, but I really like the Monteverde Mountains of the World – Everest pen.



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