Written By Arial Calibri


Fonts are a form of Haiku.

Bold, Italics, underline

Are metaphors for emphasis.

Saving, printing are symbolists

An accidental delete can anger me…I

Can be caught digging in the trash

For a bottle deposit kind-of-file

That inspires the next Ghazal of text.

But the amount of the deposit return

Depends upon which state I’m in.

Writing is full of clicks and drags.

I’ve experienced all

The ups of uploading

The downs of downloading

Every now and then

I need to reboot my operating system.

Sometimes a poem is like

An Adobe Flash Player,

A message in images.

I swear HTML is free verse,

PDFs are doggerels.

Poetry is like opening

A new window

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22 Responses to Written By Arial Calibri

  1. Just Joan says:

    Poetry is like opening / A new window — love the whole poem, esp these lines. I feel that way every time I start a new piece, trying to see the world through a unique lens. For me, taking a walk is a great way to reboot. Thanks for sharing, Elan 🙂

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  2. Mils says:

    🙂 Big broad beautifully informed smile, here!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. trancedlive says:

    Check out my poems and follow my blog too.I do love poems just like you

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  4. Poetry as an operating system: If any of the “code” is wrong or in the wrong place, the “program” won’t run. Also, think of a poem as a wind-up toy: if it isn’t put together right, it won’t move.

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  5. Sally says:

    Brilliant! With your permission I will copy this to my Writers Group? Sally

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  6. trE says:

    This was refreshing and new, definitely solid writing.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Kris says:

    I loved this. I am smiling because it is TRUE!

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  8. Ha…If I had a daughter I would name her Arial Calibri….:) great Poem!

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  9. vivachange77 says:

    Wonderful fun here. I love your play on fonts and such. “Poetry like opening a new window”. The best!


  10. mopana says:

    I just loved these lines. I love how you can play games with words 🙂


  11. Hugh Byoun says:

    Love it!! And thanks for following my site!

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Grandtrines says:

    Reblogged this on Still Another Writer's Blog.

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Schnauzevoll says:

    😀 not sure what I just read but it was nice!

    Liked by 1 person

  14. levishedated says:

    Hmm. Maybe. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  15. Kally says:

    Totally love this


  16. Fabulous poem. Made a few changes to a post this morning and the original keeps coming up when I try to share in facebook. Stuff that I want the corrected version. Perfect visual to go with your poem.


  17. Vearna says:

    Well thought, well written, love it.


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