i am 
-bic pen, a(r)che-typed 
in longing, serif soul smithed 
in mist and storm. 

clouds are commas. this world:  
a swirled parens awaiting closure, 
exposure to a lone ellipsis moon.

we would hold 
these truths

nobody told us we could be  

It’s Quadrille Monday over at dVerse, and I’m hosting! Come play!

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50 Responses to sans 

  1. Gillena Cox says:

    Nice one. Happy Monday


  2. Glenn A. Buttkus says:

    Very artful and clever; rich in texture and message, wordsmithed marvelously, and more. I liked ” I am bic–serif soul-smithed in mist and storm.”

  3. msjadeli says:

    So clever and thoughtful, De. Like how you stuck with type(written) with a message between the lines.

  4. Shawna says:

    Oh, I love “ache-typed.”

    Gorgeous ending. Amazing poem. I have missed you!

  5. Ron. says:

    Wheee!! I esp love Stanza 1. Great stuff, De; and THANKS for hosting.

  6. Good read…lovely ending…

  7. Oh so clever De. The last line is perfect ☺️💕

  8. Love this. The ending is perfect!

  9. Loved the word play, as always.

  10. Rob Kistner says:

    Fun-tastic journey through fontland. Great juggle and play with type faces De — loved the shape too! Cooool my friend… 🙂✌🏼❤️

  11. Bravo! Especially love the ending!

  12. Truedessa says:

    This was witty and I enjoyed the word play. Ah to be bold takes courage.

  13. rothpoetry says:

    Very clever use of the prompt!

  14. Nitin Lalit says:

    I love the use of clever wordplay in this poem

  15. Mish says:

    Beautiful balance between the metaphorical references and meaningful message. Loved this, especially the finale …”nobody told us we could be bold”. Oh yes, how true.

  16. What a great play on words (serif soul smithed, clouds are commas) clever and bold!! Thanks for getting me up and at ’em!

  17. Jim says:

    I like this, De, calling the “types” of “types” with a message within.
    Thank you so very much for hosting, I enjoy meeting challenges. But then, I’m sort of an answer guy.

  18. merrildsmith says:

    So clever and beautifully written (typed?). An absolutely perfect ending, too!

  19. Love the playfulness of this – so clever.

  20. Helen says:

    Love how clever you were with the challenge … reminiscent of my favorite ee cummings.

  21. This is so clever! I love all the wordplay. Your iambic pen has set a high bar for this quadrille challenge. Thanks for hosting.

  22. Clever and brilliant, De! Love it.

  23. clouds are commas

    has got to be one of the most ingenious lines I’ve read in a long time, De.

    Much love,

  24. This is as clever as it is delightful to read. Gotta love, ‘a lone ellipsis moon’!

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