Jump to content

Search the Community

Showing results for tags 'alain bosquet'.

  • Search By Tags

    Type tags separated by commas.
  • Search By Author

Content Type


  • FPN Community
    • FPN News
    • Introductions
    • Clubs, Meetings and Events
    • Pay It Forward, Loaner Programs & Group Buys
  • The Market Place
    • The Mall
    • Market Watch
    • Historical Sales Forums
  • Writing Instruments
    • Fountain & Dip Pens - First Stop
    • Fountain Pen Reviews
    • Of Nibs & Tines
    • It Writes, But It Is Not A Fountain Pen ....
    • Pen History
    • Repair Q&A
  • Brand Focus
    • Cross
    • Esterbrook
    • Lamy
    • Mabie Todd Research/Special Interest Forum/Group
    • Montblanc
    • Parker
    • Pelikan
    • Sheaffer
    • TWSBI
    • Wahl-Eversharp
    • Waterman
  • Regional Focus
    • China, Korea and Others (Far East, Asia)
    • Great Britain & Ireland - Europe
    • India & Subcontinent (Asia)
    • Italy - Europe
    • Japan - Asia
    • USA - North America
    • Other Brands - Europe
  • Inks, Inc.
    • Inky Thoughts
    • Ink Reviews
    • Ink Comparisons
    • Co-Razy-Views
    • Th-INKing Outside the Bottle
    • Inky Recipes
  • Paper, and Pen Accessories
    • Paper and Pen Paraphernalia
    • Paper & Pen Paraphernalia Reviews and Articles
  • Creative Expressions
    • Pen Turning and Making
    • Pictures & Pen Photography
    • The Write Stuff
    • Handwriting & Handwriting Improvement
    • Calligraphy Discussions
    • Pointed Pen Calligraphy
    • Broad (or Edged) Pen Calligraphy


  • FPN Board Talk
  • Incoherent Ramblings from Murphy Towers
  • The Blogg of Me
  • FPN Admin Column
  • Rules, Guidelines, FAQs, Guides
  • Musings on matters pen
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Iguana Sell Pens Blog
  • Newton Pens' Blog
  • Peyton Street Pens Blog
  • holygrail's Blog
  • A Gift For Words
  • I Don't Have a Name; So This Will Do
  • Karas Kustoms' Blog
  • Debbie Ohi's Inky Journal
  • Sus Minervam docet
  • Crud!
  • Clut and Clutter
  • Federalist Pens

Product Groups

  • FPN Pens
  • FPN Inks
  • FPN Donations
  • Premium/Trading/Retailer Accounts


  • Fonts
  • Tools & Software
  • Rules for Notepads & Paper

Find results in...

Find results that contain...

Date Created

  • Start


Last Updated

  • Start


Filter by number of...

Found 2 results

  1. From the album: Poems copied out by Mercian

    This is my hastily-copied-out record of ‘Achetez mes soupirs’ by Alain Bosquet, in its original language. French. I wrote this with my 1990-92 Pelikan M800. It has an ‘M’ nib with a two-chick logo, and ‘PF’ and eagle’s head stamps. The shape of its grind is slightly more interesting than that of the post-September 1997 nibs, which are more-round, and more-‘monoline’. The ink is Pelikan Edelstein Aquamarine. The paper is a sheet from a Rhodia No.18 bloc pad.

    © Mercian

    • 0 B
    • x
  2. Mercian

    Buy my Sighs by Alain Bosquet.jpeg

    From the album: Poems copied out by Mercian

    This is my own translation of ‘Achetez mes soupirs’ by Alain Bosquet. Better - more competent, more-poetic - translations are, undoubtedly, available! I wrote it out rather hurriedly with my early-1980s Pelikan M400 in the ‘Brown Tortoiseshell’ finish. The pen has a mono-colour 14k gold nib, marked ‘M’. The ink is Pelikan Edelstein Smoky Quartz. The paper is a sheet of 80gsm Rhodia ‘High-grade vellum’ from a No.18 bloc pad. I wrote this right after writing out the poem in its original French, with my M800. I have some tension in my shoulders today, and this has made my handwriting with this pen really awful - far worse than that with the larger-&-heavier M800.

    © Mercian

    • 0 B
    • x

  • Create New...