Palm of her hand

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WritingintheSand

She sifted the power to express, in the palms of her
dainty hands. Smudged deep in carmine ink etched
clear upon the pallid sand. ‘Pledge me good in wine
and words to run through fields and sing with birds.’

To the wanton will of poetic hands, poured a wit so
deep and a skill sublime. She therefore bid presence
of mind to bolster creed — whether reason or rhyme.
‘Nor mind nor soul. Lo! only an aching heart has the
power to conceive perpetual work of art.’

Blessed are the ones with robust hands;
Faced with feat of tomorrow’s demand.

 

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Posted for Poetics @ dVerse Poets Pub

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Comments

  1. Grace says:

    What a lovely ode to those poet’s hands ~ Love this part best:

    Smudged deep in carmine ink; etched
    clear upon the pallid sand. β€œPledge me good in wine
    and words; to run through fields and sing with birds.”

    Thanks for joining us ~

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Grace,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ˜€
      xoxo

  2. Just beautiful. Your language choices here are gorgeous.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello De Jackson,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ˜€
      xoxo

  3. blogoratti says:

    That’s a wonderful form of expression as laid down in this piece, well done.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Blogoratti,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  4. I admire your strong voice! Well expressed, Sanaa!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Walter,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ˜€
      xoxo

  5. Aria says:

    This is my favorite part:
    “Smudged deep in carmine ink; etched
    clear upon the pallid sand”

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Aria,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  6. Mary says:

    Thank goodness for those poetic hands!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Mary,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ˜€
      xoxo

  7. Mish says:

    “only an aching heart; has the power to conceive perpetual work of art.”

    So true. It is from pain, loss and longing that some of the best work evolves.

    I am constantly amazed by your poetry, Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Michelle,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ˜€
      xoxo

  8. Gayle Walters Rose says:

    I love the strength that you describe in her hands even though they are dainty, Sanaa. Lovely words you wove here!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Gayle,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  9. BjΓΆrn says:

    Strength is about its voice for a poet’s hands. Dainty yet robust… Wonderful.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Bjorn,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  10. Bekkie says:

    When thinking of the poet I don’t often think of the power in our hands just our minds but it’s so true! Lovely!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Bekkie,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  11. Blessed are the ones with robust hands;
    Faced with feat of tomorrow’s demand.

    A privilege to have the right kind of hands!

    Hank

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Hank,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  12. This is beautiful. It has such a wonderful flow to it. Peace, Linda

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Linda,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ˜€
      xoxo

  13. annell4 says:

    Really wonderful poem.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Annell,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  14. barbara says:

    Thank you for another beautiful poem, Sanaa! Whatever the subject, you weave lovely words together so that it sounds so romantic. Lovely! <3

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Barbara,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ˜€
      xoxo

  15. Victoria says:

    Beautiful. The turn in the last couplet, for me, acknowledged the beauty of all hands and the work they do to make the world a better place.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Victoria,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ˜€
      xoxo

  16. Your last two lines made me want to beat my chest and roar! β™₯

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Magaly,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ˜€
      xoxo

  17. JAMSHED AZMI says:

    Your language choices here are gorgeous. Well written Sanaa.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Jamshed,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  18. Bryan Ens says:

    This is beautiful. Love the bit about “etched clear on the pallid sand”

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Bryan,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  19. Lupe Tucker says:

    I love the lyricism in your poem. My favorite lines are the last ones, but the word choices are sublime. Creative hands, creative mind.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Lupe,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ˜€
      xoxo

  20. gillena says:

    oh WOW this is strong and deep, and, you chose the really best image to complement your sonnet

    i am happy you linked up at my Sunday Lime today

    much love…

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Gillena,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ˜€
      xoxo

  21. Kerry O'Connor says:

    A wonderful display of internal rhyme and pensive mood.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Kerry,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  22. A big sigh, Sanaa for these words of creation….you have expressed it beautifully…the poet’s (or creative’s) hands!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Donna,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ˜€
      xoxo

  23. dsnake1 says:

    what a delight to read!
    gorgeous words!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Dsnake,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  24. Sherry Marr says:

    Especially wise, your closing couplet.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Sherry,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ˜€
      xoxo

  25. Scott Hastie says:

    “only an aching heart” indeed, my dear and talented Sanaa – really feel your spirit in this today – it touched me for sure and lovely to read… With Best Wishes Scott

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Scott,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  26. lox says:

    Fantastic opening:
    “She sifted the power”

    Also these:
    “poured a wit so
    deep”
    “she … bade presence”

    Great line breaks.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Lox,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  27. humbird says:

    Love this ode, real gem it is! congrats! ~ Much Love!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Humbird,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ˜€
      xoxo

  28. ZQ says:

    …To the soul of a poet …and the hands to write.
    ZQ

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello ZQ,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  29. Mary says:

    I agree…I am all for those robust hands, hands that do, hands that achieve. There is something to be said for strong hands.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Mary,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ˜€
      xoxo

  30. Yes, there is something so strong about both the hands you describe, and the lines you use to show us them. Nice job.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Matthew,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  31. Magical Mystical Teacher says:

    Running through fields and singing with birds is not a bad way to spend one’s days. It really isn’t!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello MMT,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  32. CC says:

    There is a lot of truth in these beautifully phrased words: “only an aching heart; has the
    power to conceive perpetual work of art.”

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello C.C

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ˜€
      xoxo

  33. Old Egg says:

    What a great picture to accompany your beautiful words Sanaa. You are right the aching heart is great at imagination.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Old Egg,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  34. Elizabeth says:

    Gorgeous image to go with these beautiful words. I really like the voice in this piece,

    Elizabeth

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Elizabeth,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ˜€
      xoxo

  35. I like the mix of internal and end rhymes; very musical.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Rosemary,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  36. Jae Rose says:

    Beautifully written – art certainly comes from inside though we need strong hands and hearts to navigate the waters of life.

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Jae Rose,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ˜€
      xoxo

  37. You certainly have poetic hands Sanaa…this is beautiful!!

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Carrie,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, lots of love πŸ˜€
      xoxo

  38. Truedessa says:

    I thought the ending couplet made a strong statement. Poets do need robust hands .

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Truedessa,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

  39. Ah.. my friend.. your
    poeTry iS pure and
    feminine.. and me born
    with my mother’s poetic
    soft hands..
    and my father’s
    big head.. law
    enforcement
    mitts he had..
    piano
    fingers
    gifted
    from Mom to me..
    and meanwhile i
    am like a Tyrannosaurus
    Rex.. writing poetry and roaring..;)

    1. Sanaa says:

      Hello Katie,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

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