Graphite Takes Flight

This poem is penciled, not penned.
Not certain, it strives
to defer, to hedge
bets, yet this poem
like all, like
loses control
in its airing, or
its rarer recitation
where words are unfurled
and run with the wind
that takes them
no telling where:
graphite takes flight;
words pierce the air.


6 thoughts on “Graphite Takes Flight

  1. Marie Taylor says:

    I especially like the unfurling words and wind image. 🙂

  2. shoreacres says:

    I’m trying to remember the last time I used a pencil. I can’t. I went looking for a pencil, and I don’t think there’s one in the house.

    The pencil box, the colored pencils, and the new #2s always were signs of a new school year, and all the excitement to come. I wonder: do pencils belong to children, and ink to adults?

    Pencils are for people not ashamed to use erasers, I think.

    • agjorgenson says:

      That is interesting! I have pencils all over. I usually have a nice mechanical pencil about – a habit I picked up from my science days, and my preferred mode for making marginal notes and filling up recipe cards that service as bookmarker/points-of-interest references in my books. Also, I have many wood pencils of varying lead hardness which I use for art, but also for my moleskin etc. When it is ink time – for crossword puzzles! – then I use my fountain pen. This is a luxury I was introduced to by my current boss. So, if pencils belong to children, count me in! And I have to say, I get rather excited when I buy a new pencil. Give it a go, Linda. You might have some fun. Oh, and if you do, make sure you buy a kneeded eraser, from an art store. They are as much fun, or more, than the pencil. They make you want to make a mistake.

  3. diannegray says:

    I love ‘where words are unfurled and run with the wind’ – beautiful imagery.

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