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

Comments

  1. Mary says:

    First of all, what a fascinating picture that is! And…..there is no warmer hand indeed than the hand of a loving mother.

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  2. NIce that you worked in the Mother’s Day reference. πŸ™‚

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  3. 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 ~

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  4. Candy says:

    Thanks for bringing back memories of my mother’s hands.

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  5. Jim says:

    Very nice tribute to your mom, Sanaa. She will really like this.
    ..

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Jim,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked the poem πŸ˜€
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  6. Bjorn says:

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

    1. adashofsunny says:

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      Thank you so much, glad you liked it πŸ˜€
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  7. Jae Rose says:

    This works on so many levels…very cleverly written…we all need a loving hand

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  8. Old Egg says:

    Despite the work they do hands are beautiful, feeling, caring, and loving too and when decorated even more so.

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  9. Thotpurge says:

    And on such warm hands, the henna colours ever so brilliantly… !

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  10. i think we tend to take our own hands for granted, not thinking about the miracle of touch.

    and a mother’s touch perhaps the greatest miracle!
    β™₯

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  11. claudia says:

    nice… nothing better and more loving than the hands of a mother… they do us so much good with them
    wishing you a wonderful mothers day!!

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Claudia,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ˜€
      Highly appreciated! Happy Mother’s Day πŸ™‚
      xoxo

  12. vandana says:

    A simple touch of mother can heal any wound:)

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Vandana,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ˜€
      Highly appreciated! Happy Mother’s Day πŸ™‚
      xoxo

  13. 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!

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  14. gillena says:

    luv the video, your poem is similiar to mine today; what simpatico; thanks for dropping in at my Sunday Lime

    much love…

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  15. 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.

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  16. hedgewitch says:

    Beautiful picture, and soft words to match.

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  17. 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.

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  18. kaykuala h says:

    Whose warmth akin;
    To heat of Summer.

    Mother with all of her wits and wisdom is the right person to own the hand. It comes with such warmth!

    Hank

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  19. 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…

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Sumana,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked the poem πŸ˜€
      Lol I wish it was πŸ™‚ love that song.. “Doli saja ke rakhna” πŸ˜‰
      Lots of love
      xoxo

  20. SWEET! Lovely metaphor πŸ™‚

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  21. Wonderful when a mother’s hands are such a source of warmth and care.

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  22. blogoratti says:

    Well written and deliciously warm, and with the added mother reference. Hope you are well, have a nice week!

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  23. 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™‚

    1. adashofsunny says:

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      You’re most welcome πŸ™‚ thanks for stopping by πŸ˜€
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  24. Oh what a special hand…the loving touch of a mother.

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  25. Tino Kritter says:

    It is the most beautiful hand; the hand of the mother.
    A nice warm poem.

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  26. grapeling says:

    we all could use such a hand ~

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  27. panchali says:

    Oh yeah…that’s the power of touch. Beautiful indeed

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  28. Anna :o] says:

    The loving hand of a mother is beauty indeed.
    Anna :o]

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  29. manicddaily says:

    Lovely tribute to a warm mother! k.

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  30. annell4 says:

    This makes me think of my own Mother’s hands….her kindness. I miss her.

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  31. The focus on hands is powerful…excellent write.

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  32. Peggy Goetz says:

    Beautiful photo of the hand and what a lovely tribute to your mother.

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  33. humbird says:

    I like touching aspect of mother’s hand….beautiful! x

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  34. Sara McNulty says:

    I love this picture and poem. Very creative.

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  35. Love the photo…a mother’s hand is so many things. You have captured it eloquently.

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  36. G L Meisner says:

    Great expression of a mother’s love. Well written.

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  37. This is just absolutely lovely.

    1. adashofsunny says:

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