Wednesday, 26 May 2010



1. designating, written in, or pertaining to a form of majuscule writing having a curved or rounded shape and used chiefly in Greek and Latin manuscripts from about the 3rd to the 9th century a.d.
2. an uncial letter.
3. uncial writing.
4. a manuscript written in uncials.

All gilded beauty and ornate uncials
The book beckons from under its glass coffin
A reader’s kiss might wake it up
A loving stroke from fervent hands

1 comment:

Dina said...

Ah yes, that urge to trace the gold with my finger.
But you're right; I never thought of it from the book's point of view.
Poor thing, living in isolation.