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Yes, I remember I used to have pen pals ! It’s all so very reminiscent of old days. Your verse reminded me.

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Lovely… there is nothing quite like the handwritten message. Thank you, Davy.

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I love handwritten anything. It comes more from the heart and flows into the ink. All my poems are handwritten first because I need the feel of that pen on paper for it to come alive. Loved it!

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What I love about such a letter is how unique the writing is, like a fingerprint, so as the letter drops you instantly know who it’s from. I hear their voice, see their mannerisms such that a part of me is with them, however briefly. Lovely reminder marra.

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    You are so right Nigel. I love it when you get a letter and you see the handwriting on the envelope, as you say, there is an excitement in knowing who it it from. They are like fingerprints. Apparently we all have little nuances in our handwriting.

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So true, Davy. No excitement in the postman delivering yet another fistful of pizza adverts every morning (more likely late afternoon). I have a beautiful fountain pen which I give a workout whenever I remember to do so – just to keep it in working order – never to be used otherwise. Such a shame, which your senryu points to with such effect.

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You captured the sound and mood of pen on paper so well! I started writing when I was a child and your poem harks back to quiet days in my bedroom, scratching plays, poems and lyrics onto the pages of my notebook. I love it, Davy! It would be fun to have real pen pals in this group. After a time, we could shuffle the deck. It could be part of a writing exercise. But I suspect we’re all so busy that it might feel like pressure. And that’s no fun!

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    It is a good thought Laura and maybe one we could develop in the future. Maybe a group where we don’t blog online but do it through posting each other poetry. I often wonder what would happen to society if the internet disappeared. Thank you for the kind words Laura and I am glad you appreciated the poem.

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      Interesting idea. My grandma had 8 brothers and sisters so instead of having to write a letter to each one they developed a “Round Robin” letter where the first one put in their letter for the others and mailed it. The first recipient read put it back in the envelope with their letter and mailed it the next day. This went on until it made it back to the first sender who took out their letter and replaced it with their new one and the process started again. A real chain letter! You could substitute poems for letters?
      Chuck

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Yes! This is wonderful, Davy!
I think we’ve lost something precious now that so many notes and messages are “written” on computer screens or phone screens. I always love(d) seeing people’s handwriting and knowing they sat down to write a letter or note to me. πŸ™‚ I still send snail-mail cards and letters to my family and close friends.
And to see a poem or a short story written in someone’s handwriting is great!
HUGS!!! πŸ™‚
PS…I’ve always loved to shop for pens!!! πŸ™‚

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Beautiful piece! I love writing with a pen too! It’s magical and almost like drawing since I print and make one stroke after another until it is a finished piece. Even more so if it is in the Backside of the Night! Somehow I don’t worry so much about what I have put down on paper as much as I do about what I only have recorded on a computer – paper doesn’t crash! Ha! I guess paper could burn – but isn’t that what safe deposit boxes are for? LOL!
Wonderfully done!
Chuck

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Honestly Davy! Have you taken to inspiring me before I even read your poems?? I think perhaps you have. Let me know what you think after reading my “Yearning To Be Marked”
Twilight Zone????
Chuck

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Reblogged this on The Reluctant Poet and commented:
Come and read DavyD’s poem “Mail”! See if his poem brings back memories to you like it did for me!
So, can you answer me this – Is it possible to write a response poem before reading the original?? After you read DavyD’s “Mail” come and read my “Yearning To Be Marked” I think it may be such an example?

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It’s a bit like the old autograph book. The original Facebook.

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Wow how things changed so fast and you just reminded me..

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I always have pen and paper on me, and always write my thoughts and first draft on paper. I still love walking into stationary shops and going through journals and looking at pens.

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