Here we go, y’all ready? Words are typically written with ink of one sort or another. Ink: from Latin=encaustum; Greek= enkauston “purple or red ink” originally an adjective form of enkaustos meaning “burned in” as a verb meaning “to mark or stain.” But I ain’t no scholar. I don’t know why sometimes words trigger a curiosity in me and they just make me look ‘em up.
Ink is a pigment of liquid or paste used for writing, printing, drawing, graffiti, vandalism or what have you. Way back when it was derived, made, from berries pressing and or pounding them into a liquid or minerals crushed and mixed with urine, water, blood or what have you. The scribes would dip instruments, quills if you will, into the substance and literally scratch it onto hide or a form of paper, rocks and even on bodies for decoration and adornment.
Black ink is usually made from nutgalls and salt of iron and consists of tannate or gallate of iron (what ever that is) sometimes indigo, that means blue, or other types of coloring are added.
Blue ink is usually a solution of Prussian blue
Red ink used to be made from carmine (cochineal), brazil wood, but now they use potassium eosin.
Indelible ink, permanent you know your permanent record, is normally a weak solution of silver nitrate.
Sympathetic ink, I'm sorry, can be made of milk; this kind is commonly known as Invisible ink, it is not visible-duh, until the action of a reagent is triggered. Google it folks.
And don’t forget about the ink sac found in Cephalopods, funny word huh?
A study of words.
Scrolled across a white page
Together and bound
Caressing of mind
Awakening sleeping seeds
This is a two stanza haiku, written in standard 5, 7, 5 syllable form, FYI the reference to “sleeping seeds” represents spring.
End of Class