Friday, September 24, 2010

My pen

I am a writer.
I write every day.
I needed a pen.
I needed a pen I could draw ink into.

I needed a pen that was fitted to me.

I have stories bubbling up.

I have begun to write a book.

A book about October,
 the Season of the Ancients.

It will take me 13 months to write this book.
I shall use the calendar Rose, from Prairie Rose's Garden, sent
to help keep me motivated.
Thank you Rose for your thoughtfulness.

This morning I wrote about creating salad bowls to use as centerpieces for the October table.

I wrote for over an hour.
Like I do every morning.

I wrote about swiss chard, lettuces, lemon thyme
and salad burnet.

I wrote about growing parsley indoors
 and harvesting mint.

I wrote how to make lovely, simple, mint wreaths
for October decorating and how to dry
for winter teas.

I use lots of ink.
For years I have written with disposable pens.
I am committed to reducing my waste.

The September journal is full.
I have begun a new one even though the month is winding down.
I needed to write about our scarecrow and my
Grandfather's hay fork.
I needed to make a note to look for overalls
at the second hand shop.

The orange mums are in bloom.

The purple asters on the north side
of the front peonies are just opening.
I have added purple to my October decorating.
 Beauty Berry will grace our gardens with
the beauty of friendship.
I wrote about gifting and sharing.

The oats have sprouted.
They are our cover crop for this winter.

The tomatoes are ripening.
I will write about putting them up.

Kale is one of our cole crops.
It was washed by the overnight

Today I will gather the seed from
the Bright Eyed Cosmos.

I will write in the morning about seed boxes
and gathering seed.
I am a writer.

My husband took me downtown to find a pen.
I established myself with a lovely pen shop.
I was fitted with a pen.
I chose my ink.
Thank you Lee, for being so helpful.
I love writing with my new pen.
My letters and words flow so easily.
It is delightful to shop locally.
It was delightful to get acquainted with
 my independent pen and ink merchant.


kkryno said...

What a great idea! When we take the time to write, it's so personal. I wonder if there is a shop like that here?

Have a great week-end, Sherry. :)

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I used to always use a fountain pen. I got away from that for some reason. Hmmmmmm It makes me wonder what I did with my favorite pen. It must be around here someplace. What a delight to go to a pen shop. Ink and pens sounds like a wonderful way to while away a morning. Best of luck with your book. Isn't that Rose the sweetest thing.?.

Barb said...

I can picture you, holding you fountain pen, scribing a story every day - for an hour in a year of days. Good Luck!

Cathy said...

Ah, the perfect pen. Always searching for one. I used to write with fountain pens but the notebook paper doesn't like them anymore. So now I use the Pilot G2 gel pens with a fine point.

Amy said...

Sherry, I love the way you wove all the elements together with the pen. Your salad arrangements are very creative, the beauty berries are something I've never seen, and the scarecrow is adorable. Drying herbs for tea - I think I'd better add that to my list too!

Deb said...

How wonderful!
I can just imagine how amazing your book will be and the fun you will have jotting down your thoughts and ideas ♥
I could spend hours in stationary shops looking through lovely pens and papers too :-)

Rose said...

Writing with a real pen and ink has become a lost art; I think it's so special that you have found a pen that is fitted just for you, Sherry. I'm glad you enjoyed the calendar; how wonderful that you write every day!

Tammie Lee said...

a pen that feels good in our hands is an inspiration
a pen that is beauty to us makes us want to write
I wish you grace as your write your book
may each word flow from you like a beautiful ballet
expressing the spirit and truth of what you wish to share
how exciting that you are writing a book!

Jeanne said...

Beautiful as always
Love Jeanne