29 Aug

I stare down the barrel
swab it out clean
I pull out a cartridge
lock and load
I aimlessly ponder
random objectives
while my fingers itch
I grip the metal
it is comfortably cold
a muse unto itself
it’s a means to an end
mightier than the sword
my fountain pen

17 Responses to “Waterman”

  1. claudia January 16, 2014 at 3:10 pm #

    nice… i love a good fountain pen… and sometimes i write or paint even the old fashioned way with a jar of ink.. wonderfully messy..ha… and yep… those fountain pens are mightier than the sword….


  2. Björn Rudberg (brudberg) January 16, 2014 at 3:15 pm #

    To use a fountain pen.. I recall I once had a Mont-Blanc…so much fun. Now I write everything on a keyboard.. I don’t think I can ever write a poem on paper… but if I could I would do like Bruce Chatwin and write everything in numbered moleskin books… hmmm


    • lupitatucker January 16, 2014 at 3:27 pm #

      That’s what I use Bjorn, moleskine books are my go to for pen and paper inspiration. I bought my first fountain pen when I turned 18, it was a blue enameled Waterman with blue ink. I always wanted a Mont Blanc.


  3. Mary January 16, 2014 at 3:52 pm #

    Oh, I agree. Swords ARE highly over-rated. There IS power in a fountain pen!!


  4. brian miller January 16, 2014 at 3:52 pm #

    ha. nice unveil there in the end…you had me a little scared there wondering what you were loading and who you were gunning for…smiles….oo i love my moleskins!!!!! and a good pen…is a good thing…smiles.


    • lupitatucker January 16, 2014 at 3:55 pm #

      Yeah, I hear you, it starts out a little edgy … glad to hear that the suspense building worked 🙂


  5. Gabriella January 16, 2014 at 3:52 pm #

    I owned several Watermans and one Mont Blanc and quite liked them at the time. But now I use my iPad or even my iPhone.


  6. kkkkaty1 January 16, 2014 at 4:54 pm #

    Nice one…the title is what caught me at first…how elegant it can be to write letters in longhand with a fountain pen…a dying art, but I also like the moleskins 😉


  7. alan1704 January 16, 2014 at 5:24 pm #

    A fountain pen mightier than the sword, It feels like a sword of craft, fro gold and steel forged. A lot here and powerfully crafted.


  8. Grace January 16, 2014 at 5:36 pm #

    I do like a fountain pen though I think its too elegant to use for my musings & drabbles, smiles ~ For my quick writing, I still go for paper and pen or pencil ~ Otherwise, everything is saved in my chrome book ~


  9. coalkissed January 16, 2014 at 6:07 pm #

    This is fantastic! The pen is our sword – a mighty weapon and a gentle friend. Your poem made me smile because the fountain pen at the end was a lovely surprise!!


  10. naramalone January 16, 2014 at 6:56 pm #

    Very clever. You had me fooled.


  11. Ronald E. Shields January 16, 2014 at 8:05 pm #

    Well, you had me going right to the end…I never mastered the fountain pen.


  12. hypercryptical January 16, 2014 at 8:17 pm #

    Such a clever write – quite brilliant!
    Anna :o[


  13. Victoria C. Slotto January 16, 2014 at 8:23 pm #

    I’m so jealous…it’s been so long since I had a Waterman. There is something about the process of loading the thing, or doing whatever to prepare for writing that is so exciting. Your verb choices made it quite sensual, even.


  14. billgncs January 17, 2014 at 12:21 am #

    I especially liked the twist at the end, and the parallels to the power of a gun.


  15. wolfsrosebud January 17, 2014 at 6:34 pm #

    great detail


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