A roman stylus
In a glass museum case
Dreams of a tablet
Prompts for this week’s Ronovan Writes Haiku were Pen and Muse and it got me thinking about the strange harking back to the past that is either embedded in our language or the revival of old terms used to apply to new technology.
I find it very peculiar that we now use tablets and styluses when they have both been out of use for a thousand years or more. Same with scroll features. And while we can only see the original “pens” in museum cases we rush out to possess the latest “tablet”. Museum is derived from the Latin for “the house of the Muses” and considering that they were the ones responsible for poetry and theatre it seems fitting that a part of a museum should contain the implements used to “pen” the verses they inspired.
Ronovan Writes weekly haiku challenge – Muse and Pen