Brushmanship

I miss handmade paper.
The irregularity of sheet thickness and texture.

How a brush is a better tool for applying ink
than a stylist or nib.

Think the word brushmanship.
Think Chinese or Japanese characters for example.

Forget the Greeks with their stone carved alphabet
all jammed together on a line.

Or the Norse for that matter.
Or cuneiform triangles pressed in clay.

On my last sheet I wrote a letter to my beloved
and pressed flower petals into the fibers.

copyright © 2021 Kenneth P. Gurney

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