Half-Arsed Haikus – Sat 24 January, 2015


On Buying Stationery

New pen, such promise.
Who knows what words hide inside.
Write and break the spell.

Inspired by Carpe Diem Haiku-a-day #655 First Calligraphy (Kakizome)


Oh I do love buying new stationery. The tiny thrill of a lovely pen or an empty pad of paper.  They both hold such promise. Almost seems a shame to ruin it by writing something.  I have just discovered Gelly Roll pens. Brilliant colours, smooth writing and thick lines – maybe this wonderful new pen of pinky ink will be what inspires me to write that amazing poem or the elusive first line of that first chapter of that first novel… most likely it will be a shopping list or a reminder but in that moment before the first word is written, before that spell is broken,  anything is still possible…



  1. Björn Rudberg (brudberg) · January 25, 2015

    If it was just about the pens… how easy it would be.

    even an old pen
    can scribble youthful thoughts
    in a thumbed notebook

    Liked by 3 people

    • TheKintsugiGirl · January 27, 2015

      lovely response! I have plenty of half-filled notebooks and old pens…i’ll try not to look them over in favour of their newer friends!


  2. kanzensakura · January 25, 2015

    Nice take on this. So much future history lurking in that pen!


    • TheKintsugiGirl · January 27, 2015

      Thanks 🙂 – I hope so, will just keep on writing until the ink runs out, literally and metaphorically!


      • kanzensakura · January 27, 2015

        You got that write. I’ll write until and after I have to use a stick in the dirt.


  3. adaspoetryalcove · January 26, 2015

    Nicely done!


  4. TheKintsugiGirl · January 27, 2015

    Thanks Ada 🙂


  5. Chèvrefeuille · January 28, 2015

    Beautifully composed …


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