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Inside a closet, going through a stack of books and many boxes she had bound with tape, she came upon coats way in back and knew what underneath them would be found. The typewriter she’d gotten long ago, once used by her in college constantly, forlornly sat, invoking thoughts to flow, and lifting it, she pressed its letter “T.” It still got stuck. How some things never change! That brought her some small comfort, for despite “improvements“ in the world, she found things strange. The sticking key made everything seem right. With that, she put her typewriter away, its fate again delayed another day. Written 5/1/13

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  1. Date: 5/20/2013 9:19:00 PM
    Andrea, Congratulations.... enjoyed stopping by tonight ~LINDA

  1. Date: 5/20/2013 4:05:00 PM
    congrats on a great win Andrea....

  1. Date: 5/20/2013 11:19:00 AM
    Might be the only sonnet ever written to a typewriter, but I loved the broader metaphor for nostalgia. Sometimes, it's the sticky keys that evoke memories, isn't it? Congratulations on your fine poem!

  1. Date: 5/20/2013 9:41:00 AM
    Andrea, perfect sonnet-thank you--please read my blog

  1. Date: 5/12/2013 5:46:00 AM
    Andrea, i just picked up an old Corona at a yard sale for 5 bucks, still in its case....think it just needs a new ribbon! Gonna give it a whirl! Jimbo

  1. Date: 5/7/2013 7:29:00 AM
    My J sticks...haha. I think this is great for the contest, Andrea.

  1. Date: 5/6/2013 8:38:00 AM
    Love this nice piece... Bravo~A.O

  1. Date: 5/5/2013 3:43:00 PM
    love this witty sonnet

  1. Date: 5/5/2013 1:43:00 PM
    Like long play records and 8 track tapes. The future has taken on different shapes. A typewriter is a bag of bones. It's typewritten words are like ill fated loans. The debt is forgiven, but the lender still moans. :) Sweet memories Andrea.

  1. Date: 5/4/2013 11:09:00 PM
    I like when sonnets aren't just about what you say, but what you DON'T Say. There is a lot of room for the imagination to run wild here. I like how you captured the mystery of the typewriter... just looking at one, you can't help but open your mind a mile wide!

  1. Date: 5/4/2013 4:17:00 PM
    Thought I'd commented on this, can't see it though. Lovely idea this one, sentiment the greatest hoarder, Wonderful flow to this. Good luck in the contest. Take care, Richard

  1. Date: 5/4/2013 6:38:00 AM
    You said few words about the typewriter but filled my mind with images just the same. This is a rare talent. Well done Andrea.

  1. Date: 5/3/2013 11:51:00 PM
    And long so may it stay in you keeping Andrea perhaps you should get it fixed then I could visit and type up something..? if only hey.. oh well keep well dear friend.. ' Joe

  1. Date: 5/3/2013 6:31:00 PM
    A deep write, somethings are just too full of memory to part with!htm3! Thanks so much for stopping by my verses. Light & Love

  1. Date: 5/3/2013 1:38:00 PM
    Nice piece...I like this line "forlornly sat, invoking thoughts to flow" very strong imagery.

  1. Date: 5/3/2013 7:29:00 AM
    Andrea, simply beautiful, you are such an amazing poet, always stunning, and thanks for supporting my poetry endeavours, by the way, the last time I heard from Linda-Marie she was in rehab and had no computer access and said her husband was also sick, I will let you know if I hear from her again, constance

  1. Date: 5/3/2013 6:56:00 AM
    - Like it, enjoy it ..... - Good luck in the contest, Andrea! - Wishing you a restful weekend! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 5/3/2013 6:27:00 AM
    nicely penned Andrea....these ripples in time can be sentimental journey...hugs

  1. Date: 5/3/2013 5:07:00 AM
    I've read a few poems about typewriter's today - there must be a contest. This one will top the list. I feel the same way - sometimes I wish things wouldn't move so quickly...I find myself more and more remembering things they way the used to be. Great write, andrea. Elaine

  1. Date: 5/3/2013 4:26:00 AM
    A great Sonnet here!!I love your approach.Yes somethings never change (like me)