The Letter Writer

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The Letter Writer


I thought the art of letter

Writing had expired

That all communication now

Was transferred down a wire


Last night I got a pleasant shock

When sitting with a female

A pen-and-paper letter was

Replacement for an email


We've lost the art of so much past

To far great a degree

I pen-and-paper poem drafts

This is an art. To me


Don Matthews March 2018




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Ruth O'Reilly

Sat 14th Dec 2019 12:39

As long as you hand write your letter to Santa all will be well 😁

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Don Matthews

Sat 14th Dec 2019 06:43

Thankyou for your comments and likes

I'd post you a letter but WOL doesn't support this mode



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Ruth O'Reilly

Fri 13th Dec 2019 17:21

Enjoyed this poem Don. My Grand dad was a postman as well as a playwright and he passed that art of letter writing on to my mum who in turn, gave that to me and I haven't lost it yet! Handwriting is very good for brain function in fact, and it is exciting to get an actual letter. I wrote a poem about letters a while back, must find it.

I think I'll start the 'actual letters club' next year!

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Paul Sayer

Fri 13th Dec 2019 16:42

I almost always write my first draft with a pencil in an A4 jotter.

I have over 9,000 emails in my in box, and not one single letter from anybody of any significance in over 20yrs!!!!!

You are so right Don it is an art... sadly a dying art!


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Nigel Astell

Fri 13th Dec 2019 16:29

Texting quick and gone
Facebook messages get forgotten
e-mails never get saved
letters can be found
paper full bottom drawer
memories read and read
of a golden age.


Fri 13th Dec 2019 13:26

Great explorations!!👍

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