Our Passion for Ampersands

Every chapter of the forthcoming book Power of Ampersand, by Nancy Upper, begins with an original poem by the author. This poem opens chapter one, Passion.


For more than twenty centuries
In languages of societies
That evolved from Roman antiquity
The ampersand’s ubiquity
Reveals its appeal to humanity.

Why do we care for the ampersand
That we all make with a turn of the hand?
What is the secret of its command
Over all callings of life and land?

This book will lead you to understand.


“Our Passion for Ampersands” ©2016 Nancy Upper


Ampersand hand-drawn in 2016 by Daniel Norton

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