The Typewriter Girl (A Summer Of Creativity)

In this Summer of Entries (yes you’ve got the whole summer to keep sending your entries, be it photography, art, poetry or just articles on topics which inspire you), this marks the very very first post. A post bringing in a wind of change to this blog. What I want is for people to do what inspires them. That is because inspiration leads to creativity, and it is this creativity leads to astounding results many of whose products can be found in the form of pictures in this very blog. Hence I’ve zeroed in on the name “Inspired Kreativity” for the new website (this blog will become the new website). Do tell if you liked the name, or have better ideas than silly me 😛

“What I want is for people to do what inspires them. That is because inspiration leads to creativity”

So, presenting the First Of Many, Sally Peter‘s entry which got selected to be the very first entry. Don’t be disheartened if your entry hasn’t been posted. I will continue posting your entries throughout this summer. So if you’ve sent an entry, keep watching this blog out, because your entry many be the very next post! If you haven’t sent in your entry yet, well what are you waiting for? Go ahead! Let the world know of your creativity and what inspires you.

I used to think a pot of ink
Held magic in its fluid,
And I would ply a pen when I
Was hoary a a Druid;
But as I scratch my silver thatch
My battered old Corona
Calls out to me as plaintively
As dying Desdemona.

“For old time’s sake give me a break:
To you I’ve been as loyal
As ever could an Underwood,
Or Remington or Royal.
The globe we’ve spanned together and
Two million words, maybe,
For you I’ve tapped – it’s time you rapped
A rhyme or two for me.

“I’ve seen you sit and smoke and spit
With expletives profane,
Then tear with rage the virgin page
I tendered you in vain.
I’ve watched you glare in dull despair
Through hours of brooding thought,
Then with a shout bang gaily out
The ‘word unique’ you sought.

“I’ve heard you groan and grunt and moan
That rhyme’s a wretched fetter;
That after all you’re just a small
Fat-headed verse-begetter;
You’d balance me upon your knee
Like any lady friend,
Then with a sigh you’d lay me by
For weeks and weeks on end.

“I’ve known when you were mighty blue
And hammered me till dawn,
Dire poverty! But I would be
The last thing you would pawn.
Days debt-accurst! Then at its worst
The sky, behold, would clear;
A poem sold, the garret cold
Would leap to light and cheer.

“You’ve toted me by shore and sea
From Mexico to Maine;
From Old Cathay to Mandalay,
From Samarkand to Spain.
You’ve thumped me in the battle’s din
And pounded me in peace;
By air and land you’ve lugged me and
Your shabby old valise.

“But now my keys no more with ease
To your two fingers yield;
With years of use my joints are loose,
With wear of flood and field.
And even you are slipping too:
You’re puffy, stiff and grey:
Old Sport, we’re done, our race is run –
Why not call it a day?”

Why not? You’ve been, poor old machine!
My tried and faithful friend.
With fingertip your keys I’ll flip
Serenely to the end.
For even though you’re stiff and slow,
No other will I buy.
And though each word be wan and blurred
I’ll tap you till I die.

Robert William 

You can find more of Sally Peter’s work on facebook: Sally Peter Photography

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45 responses to “The Typewriter Girl (A Summer Of Creativity)

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  3. Thanks for liking one of my recent posts! I’m so grateful for the collaboration of this community, and your post today is a wonderful example of that! Good luck on a great summer of digging through some great submissions by fellow bloggers—best! 🙂

  4. The title is great but there is just one more doing rounds in my head: “A Summer Of Creativity”. It is only a suggestion and it applies if this is only during the summer.
    Anyway, what you’re doing is great. Congratulations and good luck!

    – Meghna

  5. I remember my first typewriter. My granddad brought it home from the Missouri Pacific Railroad shops. It was an 1898 Underwood portable. When I got to high school, I replaced it with a Smith Corona electric typewriter. I was a happy little kid.

  6. Your blog is gorgeous!!! Like especially this post..
    I saw you entered to my blog ( and I just wanted to thank you (: How did you get to it?
    Keep following (I publish a few posts everyday), it`s important to me..


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