Beth Camp Historical Fiction

Thursday, April 10, 2014

I is for . . . Ink

I think
we all recall
that moment when
someone wrote with pen and ink,
wedge-shaped pictograms,
sacred illuminations 
fan-fold codices, 
lemon letters that twist brown by candle,
read backwards in a mirror.
No longer do we sit,
enthralled by elders’ tales;
Guttenburg’s gifts of ink and press
transform us and we transform others
by naming, those words
tattooed on paper, on computer screens, 
on our very selves,

Photo by Christine Mitchell, Flickr.

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