The quill speaks
Of days long ago.
It tells of quotidian
# NaPoWriMo 2019–Day 24–prompt is to write a poem that is inspired by a reference book. Locate a dictionary, thesaurus, or encyclopedia, open it at random, and consider the two pages in front of you to be your inspirational playground for the day.
(As you might guess I opened my dictionary to pages Q-R)
A human Finger writes in the sand,
Words a heart needs to say.
And a dry Bone held in a hand,
Draws word pictures in moist clay.
A Reed blowing in a Egypt’s land,
Is used to scribe events of the day.
And Romans, in their culture so grand,
Invent the Stylus, so they say.
Anglo-Saxons cleverly planned,
To write books using a Quill as a way.
Then upon the world’s Grand-Stand,
The lead Pencil’s design is put on display,
Yet, Pencil writing was undermanned,
So ink Pens were created in various array.
But, for all those invented, both great and bland,
The Finger is still used to text and sign today.
Wonder if your pen could change a life?
Wonder if you used it to:
Stand up for a worthy cause,
Scribe encouraging words,
Sign to Volunteer,
Endorse a check,
Craft a poem,
My pen speaks
Of His wondrous works
In my hand it is ready
To declare and write
My heart is overflowing with a good theme; I recite my composition concerning the King; My tongue is the pen of a ready writer. Psalm 45:1 NKJV
Original Poetry by Leona J. Atkinson ©2016
#NaPoWriMo–Day 27–write a poem using very long lines
My version of Long Line Poetry is 19 lines–each line alternating with 19 and 17 syllables
Leona J. Atkinson
Writes poetry for fun
Her great accomplishment has been
Learning to speak through a pen
Leona J. Atkinson 07-10-13
This poem was written in honor of NATIONAL CLERIHEW DAY which is celebrated on July 10 of each year.
The Clerihew poem was invented by Edmund Clerihew Bently, (1875-1956).
A Clerihew is a whimsical, four-line biographical poem, in an aabb form.
To celebrate this National Ball Point Pen Day I buy a new pen I write a new style of poem My choice handwritten Tanka
Leona J. Atkinson 06-10-13 Tanka (My first try at writing a Tanka, which is 5-7-5-7-7 syllables with the third line as a pivot)
To day is National Ball Point Pen Day Brothers, Laszlo and Gyorgy Biro, are credited with the invention of the ballpoint pen and obtained a patent in June of 1943.