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Quill, pen & mouse
by Ed Matlack

Wednesday, December 21, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Sometimes we forget,

In this technological world,

Where we would be without,

Our ancestors use of quill and pen,

While we for the most part use our mouse..


Where would we be,

If Shakespeare did not poetry write,

If we were unable to read of Longfellow,

If all past writers, poets and philosophers,

Did only speak of their trade,

Would we then at all write,

As no one would know what poetry was,

I for one would be a great deal less mellow..


To pick up a pen or quill,

Does not in the end demand skill,

It does however require one to have intelligence,

For without some semblance of smarts,

The reader will not find within a thrill,

This leaving the poet or writer,

On the skids and unable to produce,

Giving him no reason, no rhyme, no excuse..

© ed ~ 12/21/05

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Reviewed by Rebecca Russell 12/19/2012
Well put! Quill and pen, indeed. I, for one, have grown too dependent upon my mouse and keyboard. Perhaps I should try actually WRITING again?

Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 12/22/2005
The three musts for writing!!

Or it woulda been a definate no-no-write!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 12/22/2005
Well done, "my Muse is obviously back" friend. And I would be lost, especially without Longfellow, one of my favorites.
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 12/22/2005
My God, Sage, you have given me an erection with your descriptive phrases. You, Ed, are back and thank goodness for dat.
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 12/22/2005
Brilliant... This is right on the money.
Imagine a world without the likes..
Reviewed by E T Waldron 12/21/2005
Glad your muse is back;-) Well done! woof Rufuz!

Reviewed by Sherry Heim 12/21/2005
Technology has its advantages, that is for sure, like no eraser or white-out required. My writing is so bad that even "I" can't figure out what I was trying to put on the paper. LOL
Take care,
Reviewed by Sage Sweetwater 12/21/2005
I have written all of my six novels' first draft with feather quill and ink. Then second draft I did them on an old Remington Rand Streamliner typewriter using carbon paper, third draft on a word processor and the final draft on my computer I purchased just a year ago from the advice of my agent. The novels are all finished in Microsoft Word, the required format my publisher requests, and so all I do is pick one of my manuscripts off the shelf and send one every six or seven months to my publisher I signed a 5-book deal with. I have spent the last six years writing novels. I have been writing for over twenty years, and professionally for about 8 years. I make my own feather quills from the wild Turkey feathers I pick up on my property and I purchase India ink at the hobby store. Writing with a feather quill slows things down so the writer can actually feel the words. I love how it flows, slow and with great thought. Ed, this is a good write on the thoughts of our forefathers. Thanks.

Reviewed by William Bonilla 12/21/2005
You are doing pretty good youself Ed

Mery Christmas
Peace Brother

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