Thursday, May 19, 2011

hand in hand

Picture Credit: Reymundo

I lay my hand 
on back of yours
letting my lifeline surge into you
invisible to us all,
those lines tell a tale
only to the skin

each little mark
mingles with other
my palm turns 
towards yours
our palms silently speak
of their illicit love affairs

"I pen the words, to put on yours"

18 comments:

Brian Miller said...

ha. nice. when we were in college my wife wrote a poem on my hand...hands are so evocative...lovely write

TALON said...

"those lines tell a tale
only to the skin" - how beautiful and how true.

This is so evocative and so beautiful.

G-Man said...

Gautami...
You have the most insightful 55's every week.
And you are such a creative talent as well.
Loved your 55.
Don't hold my hand....
Thanks for playing, and gave a Kick Ass Week-End

Fiducia said...

'...our palms silently speak
of their illicit love affairs...'

Nicely captured! As I read the lines, the vision of a relation flashed by...a silent understanding..Beautiful!

A Daft Scots Lass said...

I have hands love shovels but they tell a story...

MorningAJ said...

That's beautiful.

I'm up here.

Mama Zen said...

"those lines tell a tale
only to the skin"

That's gorgeous.

laurie kolp said...

I love poems about hands... yours is lovely!

Andy said...

Lovely write Gautami.

Mystic Margarita said...

Beautifully evocative lines -- awesome write!

joanny said...

There are at this point in time countless confirmations of the fact that all human expressions of intelligence both in art/craft and the written/spoken word are rooted in the hands. One is the insight that the study of metaphor provides.

I could go on and on ---- your poem as metaphor for the use of love between two people says it all hands down,

joanny

ayala said...

I love this.."those lines tell a tale only to the skin" beautiful.

Christine said...

that knowing touch, very nice 55.

Helena said...

This is lovely!

Cad said...

I like holding hands, too...

Leo said...

I pen the words to put on yours.. Liked it!

Jingle said...

creative one,
well done.

Happy Weekend.

mindlovemisery said...

I love this poem =) Hands convey so much sentiment. Wonderful