Tuesday, December 28, 2010

An Empty Glove is a Gesture


A void inside saddle-stitched leather,
a thought in the shape of a hand.

He looks at the gloves in the window
and thinks of the shapes of her hands.

She kneads her loaves in the kitchen
and thoughtfully shapes them by hand.

The deliberate arch of your fingers,
worlds of thought in the shape of your hand.

I am a glove full of emptiness
a thought that God shaped like a hand.

--image courtesy of Magpie Tales
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14 comments:

ninotaziz said...

Profound.

Greyscale Territory said...

Love how the word "shape" acts as a poetic thread gently guiding us round perspectives of the hand!

Mary said...

This is lovely, and so deep.

Sioux Roslawski said...

I loved the phrase "a void inside saddle stitched leather." Lovely. I also enjoyed how just the sight of the gloves brought back past memories...

Berowne said...

Very well done...

Helen said...

The title of your Magpie is brilliant! As is your writing.

Strummed Words said...

a thought in the shape of a hand - very nice.

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Tess Kincaid said...

A thought in the shape of a hand. I love that.

Betcha said...

Happy New Year
I enjoy reading your posts ,its like each word is felt within ,very amazing feeling



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Michael said...

Love this - especially the ending.

Reflections said...

Interesting gesture, deep within the glove are some profound thoughts, finding fingertips to express each one.

The Brave said...

Romanitic, sorrowful and utterly utterly beautiful

Jingle said...

elegant tale.