Thursday, August 8, 2013

Rough Sketch

Drawing Hands, 1948 by M. C. Escher















pencil  lightly held
sketching hands
I know them well
  each finger
   each curve
     each knuckle
      each nail

I know their pleasure    
flowing through veins
jumping off the page
I know them well
they have
    
felt the textures of life

  cupped cool water for a drink
  picked wildflowers in a meadow
  built sandcastles to hold knights
  lingered on a lover's warm skin

I know their sorrow
wrought with angst
lines filled with  pain
I know them well
they have 

  carried  days of  hard work
  held a dying human hand
  felt the slap of injustice
  trembled in fear

Hands... 
 changing over the years

I know them well 
holding our fingerprints 
leaving identifying marks
on all we touch

in the journey of life
 

 posted for the Mag 180



23 comments:

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    1. Hi Laurie,

      Thanks! Hope you are having a great day!

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  2. This is simply beautiful. You have really given life to those hands!

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    1. Hi Mary,

      Thanks so much Mary, I always like seeing your cute dog picture.

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  3. Beautiful , I love this.

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  4. Hands can do much
    Reach out and touch
    Or feel along the way
    To a certain bay
    But the surely hold a story
    In glory or even gory
    adding more each year
    On this sphere

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    1. Holding hands
      on the way to
      a certain bay
      might be nice
      one day...

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    2. Never know what can take hold
      Sound hands ever fill with gold

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  5. And a trail of their fingerprints show where they've been, so let's hear it for the good guys! :)
    Nice Mag...

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    1. Cad,

      Well that is an interesting reply..thanks for visiting.

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  6. Hands can do and say so much more than words often can. I wrote something similar in another comment, but it rings true here as well. I think one of the first things that attracted me to my husband was his hands... :)

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    1. Good Morning Margaret,

      That is so true are hands can communicate in a very special way. Thank you for your comment.

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  7. hands are so evocative...and tell you so much of a person...and how they use them all the more...and those touches we leave...they def shape destinies....

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    1. Hi Brian,

      How are you today? Our hand prints in the journey of life..hopefully, we will leave memorable touches.

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  8. leaving identifying marks
    on all we touch
    in the journey of life

    Necessary to take ownership on what one does or aspires to be. There's then more likelihood one is successful. Nicely Trudessa!

    Hank

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    1. Hi Hank,

      Thanks for visiting and I always enjoy your comments as they are rich in meaning. Have a good day!

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  9. Wonderful work. I think I liked your textures of life the best:)

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    1. Hello,

      Thanks for the visit and comment.

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  10. This is beautiful. There is so much life experience in hands just as you have described in your words. I love it, thank you!

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    1. Thank you Sharon it is appreciated.

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