Pencil Sharpeners

19 Feb

My Take

DiVoran Lites



I hear they have

Electric pencil sharpeners now

Bzzz and the point is made

When I was bored in grade-school

To amuse myself

I walked up front to the pencil sharpener

With my yellow number two.

Didn’t know there was another kind

Of pencil in the world

Nowadays I love to art

I have rainbows and lollipops of color in stick form

Inktense, watercolor, wax pastels,

Crayons, and colored pencils

Too many art supplies

But that’s because

Artists are art-store junkies

All my color sticks need to be

Sharpened periodically

I have many hand sharpeners

But for a tough job such as

A colored pencil with

A broken off head

I open to the secret on the linen closet wall

And hand grind the wood away

To expose the purple underneath

For stroking highlights into books,

Especially Holy Bibles on gossamer thin

Paper with light-catching golden edges.

4 Responses to “Pencil Sharpeners”

  1. Louise Gibson February 21, 2018 at 2:41 pm #

    You are so good at all of your endeavors. DiVoran. Such a talented lady!


  2. fuonlyknew February 19, 2018 at 7:20 pm #

    I love pencils. Love the smell of them, how they glide on the paper and make pretty words and pictures. I too loved that old sharpener on the wall that you had to crank. Wish I had one now.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Onisha Ellis February 19, 2018 at 9:13 pm #

      They have a wonderful smell that brings back memories of school days.


  3. Onisha Ellis February 19, 2018 at 12:58 pm #

    I could picture all of your art supplies. I love the way you use color!


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