Mont Blanc

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Mont Blanc
(for Chuck Bowie)

“But what is that stick-like thing
between notebooks and mouse?”

“That stick-thing by my mouse,
as you so elegantly phrase it,
is my Mont Blanc fountain pen.

It’s also a metaphor app.
You stick the blunt end in your ear
to wind up your brain,
then you carefully clean
the tip on a piece of paper.

If it leaves suitable marks,
you read them like Runes
and use them to create metaphors.

You can also use it to conduct music
or to take a thin, blue line for a walk.
It’s very useful for poets who don’t like
staring at computer screens, and with one
they rarely suffer from writer’s block.”

3 thoughts on “Mont Blanc

  1. Thank you, Roger, for taking the time to play with metaphor! My favourite line? “You can use it…to take a thin blue line for a walk.”

    Fab! Chuck

    On Thu, Aug 3, 2017 at 9:34 AM, rogermoorepoetdotcom wrote:

    > rogermoorepoet posted: ” Mont Blanc (for Chuck Bowie) “But what is that > stick-like thing between notebooks and mouse?” “That stick-thing by my > mouse, as you so elegantly phrase it, is my Mont Blanc fountain pen. It’s > also a metaphor app. You stick the blunt end in your ear to wi” >

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