by Jennifer on July 30, 2008

First, I saw this idea at Flutter’s, and she got it from Chani. And then I saw it at Slouching Mom and at Kyla’s blog, The Journey (a new find for me), too.

Even though most of us get very personal on our blogs, there’s little chance (outside of meeting in real life) to see the more sensory or tangible parts of our personalities–the sound of a voice or a laugh, or one’s handwriting.

I love this idea and couldn’t resist joining in. I’m hoping all of you will try this, too. Link back here, if you would, please, and let me know when you post. I’ll add your link here, to this post. (Ducky, don’t think you can get out of this.)

I decided I had to choose a poem, a quote or my grocery list (but then I looked at my grocery list and thought no way. The Cheetos are for my daughter, I swear.).

In the end, I chose a poem, Never-Never by Marge Piercy. (Click each page to enlarge, then click image once more for largest size, which is easiest to read.)

I successfully twisted the arms of these magnificent people:

Brian at The Cheek of God

we_be_toys at Tapdancing On the Edge of Reason

Kate at Listen to me now…Believe me later

Catnip at Catnip and Coffee

Gwen at Woman On the Verge

Magpie at Magpie Musing

Suzanne at So, you don’t get any phone calls from me

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slouching mom July 30, 2008 at 3:30 pm

Good God, woman! Your writing looks like it could easily adorn a wedding invitation! You have the most elegant and old-fashioned writing I’ve seen in some time.

Ducky July 30, 2008 at 4:03 pm

And scan it in with what?

flutter July 30, 2008 at 4:10 pm

yours is so elegant, and victorian!

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Manic Mommy July 30, 2008 at 5:43 pm

That’s lovely, the poem and the handwriting. And you’re right; very personal.

I type everything and my handwriting bears witness to that.

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tysdaddy July 30, 2008 at 6:26 pm

I memorized and recited Marge Piercy’s “To Have Without Holding” for a poetry class a few semesters ago.

Very elegant.

I guess I have to do this now . . .

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de July 30, 2008 at 6:27 pm

Wow! Not in my wildest dreams.

Sandy (Momisodes) July 30, 2008 at 7:04 pm

So beautiful. Penmanship and poem.

I posted a few pages from my journal recently, but it was not zoomed in. I don’t know if anyone will be able to make out my hieroglyphics 😛

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Jenn @ Juggling Life July 30, 2008 at 7:13 pm

Wow! You have gorgeous handwriting.

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Crazycath July 30, 2008 at 7:19 pm

What a wonderful idea! I’m going away for a few days but will try and remember to look at it properly and do it when I get back.
Which brings me to why I visited at this ungodly hour (it’s 3.20am!)…

Obviously come over when you like, but…
If you get near a computer on Tuesday 5th, have a look at my post because there’ll be an award for you. I’ll be away too so it’s a scheduled post for 1am Tuesday (my time zone!)

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we_be_toys July 30, 2008 at 9:30 pm

At the risk of sounding like a doofazoid, how do I link back here?
Like this?

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Chani July 30, 2008 at 10:28 pm

Very pretty! It looks assertive and clear!

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Louise July 31, 2008 at 6:07 am

Yeah. This one isn’t for me! But it is DEFINITELY for you!

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Madge July 31, 2008 at 7:23 am

gorgeous. i love our handwriting….

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Jules~ July 31, 2008 at 7:54 am

Can I tell you…you have beautiful handwriting.

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Kate July 31, 2008 at 7:59 am


I did it too.

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Just Jamie July 31, 2008 at 9:09 am

Holy gorgeous penmanship. I would have taken you for a cursive girl, but never so elegant. Perfect (and the poem is divine).

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catnip July 31, 2008 at 9:28 am

Okay, I just did mine too, but it’s nowhere near as pretty as your’s!

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ByJane July 31, 2008 at 10:46 am

…and when you’re just tossing off a laundry list?

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Daryl July 31, 2008 at 12:55 pm

I am a lefty who print/writes and the longer/more I write the worse it looks .. tho it never looks like a lefty did it .. I do not twist my hand ’round whilst writing .. but trust me its not pretty

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Lennie July 31, 2008 at 4:48 pm

Jennifer, please check my blog! You are — deservedly! — an award winner! Congrats! 🙂

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Ann July 31, 2008 at 5:12 pm

Oh fun! Your handwriting is so purdy and elegant. Just perfect for poetry. Loved the poem too. 🙂

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Mrs. Chili July 31, 2008 at 6:04 pm

So, how does this work? You just write something and scan it, then post it? I’ll bite, but not until I get back from vacation; I didn’t bring my scanner with me…. ; )

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apathy lounge July 31, 2008 at 7:23 pm

Yeah…when my scanner starts working like it’s supposed to. But until then…?

JCK August 1, 2008 at 1:10 am

Oh, I loved this poem, Jennifer. And you have handwriting that virtually glides across the page…

If I did it, everyone would think of me from then on as …stumpy. And that’s how bad my handwriting is.

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Suzanne August 1, 2008 at 3:45 pm

You have such artistic handwriting. I’ll be sharing later (have to upload my scanner drivers), but mine looks so messy compared to yours. This is a neat idea.

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magpie August 6, 2008 at 12:43 pm

What Slouchy said. Awesome handwriting.

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magpie August 7, 2008 at 7:03 am

PS – I did my own post:

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