Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Learn Calligraphy

All of the ancient poets from the Far East to the sub continent of India had to also master the art of presentation. The art of presentation wasn't just about oral recitation of poetry. It also involved having beautiful script. In this day and time hand writing is not at the highest level where the computer has replaced the pen and pad as the primary means of composition. Having fine hand writing and mastering the art of calligraphy isn't on front street.

In America though the true art of calligraphy has been preserved by the grafitti artist. I went through that initiation and have only recently been thinking about how to apply that to my current works of poetry. Also I have been learning basic Arabic script which can used to write in Arabic, urdu, Punjai, Fari, Darsi and other langauges in that region.

Don't neglecct the full art of writing.

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