When the rain falls on us in this year’s spring Your ready red lips I slowly will kiss Pink and yellow blossoms dancing all about Warmth slowly reignited As sunshine June begs to say hello
If you swore
In full earnest
To silence your words
To hide your heart’s bearings
And speak no more
Still your heart would beat
For it beats true in my breast
It ever has, it ever shall.
This I pledge
In true and lasting covenant,
Although I do have some considerable experience writing prose on my now seldom used “wince” PDA with a collapsible keyboard. And, since my recalcitrant Samsung Galaxy seems to be resistant to bluetooth keyboards–I have even been inside it via a root terminal app, and still cannot “make it go”–I have, of late, tried “thumbing.” Because I do not have full command of the screen due to the virtual keypad, I felt it might be a bit of a chore, at least for the first few attempts, to try something beyond a Shakespearian. So Dec. 3rd, and Dec 6th. are both done in the car while waiting for this or that, or eating a Big Mac. I had little confidence at first, but I am good with my fingers. So even though I may be an old dog; I usually have little trouble learning new tricks.
I believe I might try a harder one next time (longer, with more perpetual rhymes;) because for the second entry (on the 6th) I used the WordPress app (for Android) on my Galaxy. And I even had some reference material up on Firefox for android, which is shaping up to work fairly well. I was quite happy to have it finally released fully functional because I am able to sync my settings and whatever addons may be synced cross-platform.
In any case, it was not as annoying as I first thought it would be, which gives me confidence to try something more involved on my phone. Still I should like to get a full sized keyboard working with it, as I am much faster with all 10 of my fingers than I am with my thumbs alone–though this is not the case with everyone. I am lucky enough to have learned how to touch-type properly long ago, and as I also may have posted somewhere, I had no idea when I learned this skill how important it would be in the years to come.
So, the “bottom line,” as it were: Thumbing is workable. I am already using an app which allows me to make the system fonts bigger or smaller, which comes in handy for a great many things. It makes things easier to read, when I don’t have my reading glasses on, naturally; but it also makes it easier to see more in the tiny text-box on the screen when one is typing/thumbing with the virtual keyboard. So when I have a strong enough pair of glasses on, I can make the default text entry font quite small and see more than four lines at once. I found I’m getting better at moving the cursor around using Android’s rather wonky interface. I had little trouble fixing spelling, punctuation, missing words, wrong words, mispelled words, etc.
Now this is what I call a blog shot through withal good taste!
But cleft in twain my heart still yearns for thee;
I yearn to see the magic of thy smile;
I long to hear and see the dreams which we
Have always manifested; all the while
Denying to our other worlds the fact
That this discreet perfection had a name.
It lived, in every thought and deed and act
Which in our lives the other would proclaim.
It cannot be enough to kiss and hold;
For it is thee with whom I am in love.
I love not even life as much as thee.
I only dream of when I may behold
My sweet companion–whom I hold above
All earthly deeds–this sister who loves me.
Closer wert thou,
Yet as a sister,
So hast thou ever been:
All our lives, protected us
With this sweet forever of thine.