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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Nibs and Blots



Fountain pen
 aficionados
say one should never
let anyone 
 use their pen.   
It supposedly ruins 
the personal aspect 
of a particular
 angle of the nib
worn down
specific to how 
the writer writes. 

Grandma is dead. 
She'd dare me to question
this advice and be happy 
to know the angle
 on her one hundred 
year old Sheaffer's gold
 nib is perfect for me
to lay ink down on 
rough textured tooth.