Sent From Typewriter

 

This typewriter

sits on a shelf in a barn in Texas

I found it by accident

which was perfect since

most of my poems ARE accidents

or at minimum, CAUSE accidents

so this message is not sent from

an I-phone or some electronic device

you won't see that little blurb here

that says Sent From I-Phone

nosireee

this is the last poem written on

a real typewriter

so the tag line is-

Sent From An Old Dirty Typewriter

now save this poem

you can tell your grandchildren about it

and explain what a typewriter is

or was

they won't believe it.

 

 

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Don Matthews

Sun 6th Oct 2019 01:11

Good luck in your search for joined up screen write....

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keith jeffries

Sat 5th Oct 2019 21:52

and joined up writing.....

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Don Matthews

Sat 5th Oct 2019 14:27

I know you won't believe this
I heard your writer clicking
Down the wire as you did type
The ribbon it was sticking

(You didn't know I heard that did you ?...) 😋


I'm trying to be green-friendly like Keith dk. I've got a black phone but the telephone company won't connect it. They say it's too primitive. Something about buggering up their circuits... Stamps keep rising and never know what to put on the envelope... Whistling kettle - I'm looking for one that whistles 'God save Australia' but no luck yet...

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Lisa C Bassignani

Sat 5th Oct 2019 12:55

I miss those days...click..click...click...

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keith jeffries

Sat 5th Oct 2019 11:23

d.k.,

We are kindred spirits. Look after your typewriter and cherish it as it is green friendly. I am a self confessed technophobe who still writes poetry, short stories and letters with a fountain pen. Blotting paper at the ready and an inkwell. I stick stamps on letters and visit the post office. I even send postcards, picture postcards and the postman knows where I live. I too possess a typewriter but seldom use it as it is the forerunner of the computer, a cursed machine. My telephone is black and I also have a whistling kettle. Stay strong in the face of progress. I also keep a diary, a page a day diary, which is not vulnerable to power cuts or spam. You should receive HOTW Hero of the Week award.

I salute you.
Thank you

Keith

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