To Write and Roam: a Mobile Sonnet for WWWP5K

Poetry is mindfulness and it’s forward motion. I can’t think of a better example of these facts than what this young woman has done, while participating in Automattic’s Worldwide WP 5K! Enjoy!

Melinda Kucsera - author of epic fantasy adventures


To Write and Roam

Who uses a pen to notate when with
a swipe of a finger, you make letters
appear on your touch screen phone? No mere myth
this handwriting, this scratching that fetters
some writers, keeps them up deciphering
their ink marks until night drains into day.
I do not indulge in quill sharpening.
Nowadays, I can write and walk all day,
Or just for six miles but hey, who cares?
It’s still walking and I’m still writing–err
tapping? Swiping? Tearing my hair? Who dares
to text? My creativity flowers
on long walks, that’s why I started this poem
on my smartphone, so I could write and roam.

~ ~ ~

written while walking 6 miles on 10/26/15 in support of  Automattic Worldwide WP 5k (#WWWP5k) and then edited of course.

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3 thoughts on “To Write and Roam: a Mobile Sonnet for WWWP5K

  1. Hi Laura, did it take place in 10/26/15? When I went to the link, it took me back to Sara Rosso’s page announcing the Automattic Worldwide WP announcement from 2013!


    1. Hi Bren, I think the WP 5K is an annual thing. According to the blogger, she participating last month and then wrote the poem. But you might check out her great blog and clarify that question with her; I’m sure she’d be happy to talk about it some more!


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