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The Conway Stewart


Ernie Wayne
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Seamus Heaney's new book, Human Chain, contains a poem that might interest member of this forum.

 

 

The Conway Stewart

 

 

 

"Medium," 14-carat nib,

 

Three gold bands in the clip-on screw-top,

 

In the mottled barrel a spatulate, thin

 

 

 

Pump-action lever

 

The shopkeeper

 

Demonstrated,

 

 

 

The nib uncapped,

 

Treating it to its first deep snorkel

 

In a newly opened ink-bottle,

 

 

 

Guttery, snottery,

 

Letting it rest then at an angle

 

To ingest,

 

 

 

Giving us time

 

To look together and away

 

From our parting, due that evening,

 

 

 

To my longhand

 

"Dear"

 

To them, next day.

Time will say nothing but I told you so.

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I wonder if it was a 58.......If I start to writing poems about my pens Mrs L WILL send me to the trickcyclist.

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Sounds like my sweet blue-marbled 388, to the life.

 

Mister Heaney is not a bad poet for an Irishman.

 

 

No not bad - but not a Yeats (oh another Irish man......)

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Sounds like my sweet blue-marbled 388, to the life.

 

Mister Heaney is not a bad poet for an Irishman.

 

 

No not bad - but not a Yeats (oh another Irish man......)

 

Did you not know? The best of English literature was written by the Irish. And didn't the English all used to think that Fords were invented in Dagenham, along with bagpipes?

 

By the way, I would say a 58 as well, in fact if I didn't live in France and have mine on the desk before me I'd be hunting Mr. Heaney with a large stick.

Edited by Fuddlestack

When you're good at it, it's really miserable.

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Sounds like a vintage 58 to me too.

"Life moves pretty fast, if you do not stop and look around once and a while you might just miss it."

Ferris Bueller

 

 

 

Bill Smith's Photography

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