Tuesday, April 23, 2013

The Holding Hand


Too many nights spent at work. Submitting this to dVerse Open Link Night, in the sincere hope that I'll have the leisure to read and comment this week. Come join us!


The Holding Hand

The holding hand
knows its happiness—
a woody bourbon;
a well-made tool;
or the warm secrets
of your body,
late at night.

38 comments:

  1. hmmmm... yes..def. we all need something and even better someone to hold on to...

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    1. Thanks Claudia--yes, someone is much better than something.

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  2. smiles...things....sensations surely only the hand knows...and def grows fond of...smiles....cool short man...

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    1. Thanks Brian--the hand knows what feels right.

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  3. The holding hand can hold SO much. You make me think about just what...

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    1. Thanks Mary--it's fun to make a list of all the things the hand likes to hold.

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  4. Oh that's so nice...the holding hand...ahhh! Love it!

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    1. Thanks Di--I'm glad you like it.

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  5. ahh...I think there are many things that enjoy happiness in the darkness as a hand glides skillfully along the soft contours....

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  6. mmmm....yes I agree ~ love those ending lines specially, short and snappy ~

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  7. Ooh... I love this... especially the alternative.

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    1. Thanks Laurie--the alternative is the best of the three, for sure.

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    1. I'm happy you loved it, Ayala, thanks!

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  9. There are some wonderful images in this very sexy poem, Nico!

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  10. One of my favorite song-lines recently is "while everybody's thinking themselves to death I just use my hands." In these few short lines, you made me appreciate them all over again.

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  11. Very pretty poem, evocative and sensual. k. (This is manicddaily but on mobile device that wants to use old blogger id.) k.

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    1. Thanks Karin--good to see you back around!

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  12. Sensitive gentle and tender..an outpouring of love in so few words.
    Beautiful!

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    1. Thanks Cress--sometimes love needs only a few words.

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  13. Effectively homely and sensual. Like how familiar imagery is used here, feeling of stability and assuredness in these things as well. Very nice. :)

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    1. Thanks Raven--I think real love is only possible with the familiar.

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  14. I love this in all it's simplicity.

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  15. Simple and deep; I love it. And so true: some things (and people ... ahem) just feel right in your hands; others don't.

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    1. Thanks M. J., I'm glad you thought so!

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  17. I hate to rip off previous comments but basically I read and thought: -

    Simply perfect poetry!

    so I wont draw this out in search of vain originality: -

    Simply perfect poetry!


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    1. Thanks Arron--I was actually working on something completely different, this came along as a sudden burst. Glad you think it turned out.

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