The Traveling Ink

August 7, 2012
By Ga-GahKayMarie GOLD, Patterson, California
Ga-GahKayMarie GOLD, Patterson, California
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Favorite Quote:
If there is one word to describe life it is one


A steady flow,
Down to the tip.
The tip glides.
It runs the ink throughout the paper...
Sheer brilliance in structure and design.
One drop...
Just one,
Can write a thousand words.
Two can write a thousand more...
When will it cease?
Run out?

Never!
Refill, replenish,
Reimburse it with the brilliance you took away from it
Let it soak it all up,



To every last drops..................


The author's comments:
I find the art of writing beautiful, especially with old ink quill pens. Its just something about how ink flows...

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on Aug. 12 2012 at 4:52 pm
Kiki_McGee GOLD, Woodstock, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul - and sings the tunes without the words - and never stops at all." - Emily Dickinson

So true! I love how the poem flows like the ink and quill you describe. My only suggestion would be to not repeat "tip" in both the second and third lines. Otherwise, good job!

on Aug. 9 2012 at 1:32 pm
PaigeStreet PLATINUM, Juneau, Alaska
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Favorite Quote:
"Stay golden"
- Johnny (The Outsiders, S. E. Hinton)

I'm really impressed. The way you treat the simple subject of the power of penstroke by taking it down to the level of the drop- like the blood of a redemptive sacrifice, this has a sanctimonious feel. Very well done. (also- the visual of the drops of ink at the end show a great versatility in artistic vision!)

on Aug. 9 2012 at 3:06 am
LoveAndHateMakeLife GOLD, Tulsa, Oklahoma
16 articles 0 photos 4 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If life ain't just a joke, then why am I laughing?!"

Ah! I'm in love with it! I have a very serious love for the magical substance that lives in pens... Ink. It tells a story, a short story, (which is the only thing I can find even a bit wrong about this poem) but a story that paints brilliant mental images none the less.




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