Family of Fonts

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub - Quadrille #157:  What's Your Type?
(posted by whimsygizmo)

"Shortform poetry is just my type. And in case you haven’t already guessed, today I want you to play with some form of the word type in your piece: typing, typed, typewriter, typography, typist.Archetypal. Type it up in italics, or bold. Regale us about your favorite type of food, or music. Are you a type A personality, or type B? Are you the type who loves to rhyme? Or will you tippity-tap type us something free verse?"

When typing, my favorite font
is Lucinda Grande.  If I choose
to get fancier, I love 
Apple Chancery.  Way back 
to the time of typewriters,
there were no fonts
to choose from, and no
Delete key.  Sadly,
there was also no
choice of color.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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27 Responses to Family of Fonts

  1. whimsygizmo says:

    Loves me some fun fonts! And so happy you’re able to write in your signature purple. 🙂


  2. I like this take on the prompt. Lovely poem.


  3. rothpoetry says:

    Typing has come a long way! We did have a split black and red ribbon, that allowed us to choose either one. Not even close to what we have in the digital world. Well done.


  4. jazzytower says:

    Right! There was no delete key, just ‘whute out’. Omg! Just remembered that.



  5. Nitin Lalit says:

    We’ve really come a long way from those days. And with autocorrect to ensure we don’t make mistakes too. Nice poem.


  6. Jim says:

    Once you buy the machine you’re stuck with the type you have. I like the “Large type”.
    Search my other active blog and you can see a picture of it. Really doing that and you will easily see it’s a fraud but I wrote about I anyway, once or twice.


  7. rogblog666 says:

    delete key we have delete keys great poem


  8. Mish says:

    Oh my goodness, so many “white out” moments! I had almost forgotten. Nice one!


  9. msjadeli says:

    Sara, we truly are spoiled now from where we used to be, aren’t we. I learned on a manual type and it seemed like magic at the time, but the future showed different.


  10. This really makes me think, Sara…

    When we look at one another’s blogs, there’s so much more there than just the text of our poems, right? I always think about the color of my words and their locations on the screen…



  11. Love this! I remember that old typewriter of my dad’s. Whiteout, etc.


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