A Hand

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A soft tender hand;
Emitting its charm.
Bound with a promise;
To do us no harm.

Its fingers somewhat;
Dense areas of nerve.
Tangled deep in chore;
Infinite care deserve.

The sense of touch;
Associated with hand.
Catering to our needs;
Our every command.

The palm is central;
Anterior of hand.
Not striking once;
Thorough reprimand.

However this hand;
Belonging to mother;
Whose warmth akin;
To heat of Summer.

 

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(Title, taken from the poem “A hand”, by Jane Hirshfield. DedicatedΒ to my loving mother on Mother’s Day.)

Posted on Sunday Mini-Challenge @ Real Toads

also posted on the Poetry Pantry @ Poets United

74 thoughts on “A Hand

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  1. Grace says:

    I love how you connected that poem of Jane to a mother’s hand ~ such love & devotion in those hands, smiles ~ Thanks for participating Sanaa and wishing you happy weekend ~

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  2. Bjorn says:

    I love how you have described the hand and its details, and closing with referring to the warmth of a mother.

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    • adashofsunny says:

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  3. Marcoantonio Arellano says:

    i enjoyed how this developed from a description of a simple hand(not to be taken for granted for those that do not have digits or limbs) to the softness of a mother’s touch. well penned for mother’s day…feliz dia de mamasita!

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  4. totomai says:

    I always love holding my mother’s hands. If only I can hold it everyday. I’ll wait for my yearly vacation to hold her once again.

    Thanks for making me remember sweet little moments.

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  5. Debi says:

    I love this “Mother’s Day” poem, the way you describe the hand without sentiment or glibness and then end with a tribute to moms.

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  6. Sumana Roy says:

    Love the poem’s depth so much taking us from a simple hand to a mother’s loving touch…On first look I took it to be your hand and hummed “mehndi lagake rakhna”…Smiles…

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  7. CC says:

    Beautiful henna and what a lovely tribute for Mother’s Day….nothing like the hand of a mother πŸ™‚ I love the way you worded this line: “Tangled deep in chore”–exquisite word choices, really beautiful. And thank you so much for your lovely comment on my blog today, Sanaa πŸ™‚

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