Friday, June 5, 2015

Pen scratches to scroll

Pen scratches to scroll;
the woman brings the bowl, the jug
as he waves her away:
the words flow too well.

The scratches are the only sound
as the pen stains the scroll
with words,
a precise hand without
ornate flourishes.

The point is not to write
what will impress the eye
the point is to write
what will be read,

Photograph by Teodoro S. Gruhl via Public Domain Pictures. Used with permission.

1 comment:

Martha Jane Orlando said...

Pen scratches to my soul in reading this one, Glynn. Just wondrous!