Sunday, January 20

Handfast

His right hand outstretched,
rigid, palm up, unbending,
offering its strength.

Her left hand, pliant,
curves to accommodate it;
vulnerable trust.

Partnership begins;
how long such a link will last
is never certain.


Written for The Mag, with thanks to Tess and the unknown photographer.

24 comments:

  1. Very true words. But we must grasp it.

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  2. The only thing certain is that it won't last forever, leaving many fearing to make the connection.

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  3. trust can be tenuous ....but I'd rather trust than hold back.

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  4. Hands are so very important...thanks

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  5. That's very true...for any number of reasons.

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  6. But for as long as it lasts- the better for both!!!

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  7. So true my friend...so true
    Well said
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  8. I choose to believe the bond will be forever....nice capture

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  9. A lovely poem - really had me gripped!

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  10. But uncertainty doesn't stop us trying. Nicely crafted.

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  11. Skillfully done..the never ending story of trust!

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  12. I think we were moving a little bit in the same direction this week.
    Really enjoyed this!

    =)

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  13. So much symbolism in how we grasp each other's hands ... this is lovely.

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  14. Interesting, I had them the other way around. Whoever is right, this is a little gem of a poem, strong and sparkling.

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  15. Hmmm, this leaves a lot of food for thought. I think unless both share equal parts strength and vulnerability, then partnership is tenuous at best. Nice writing.

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  16. simple but so deeply understood by everyone that it sings of insight and poetic brilliance. bravo

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  17. Sadly, it's true, those links often never last. I remember Hugh Erskine from primary 3. Took my hand one day and kicked me in the crotch the next! Link over.......

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  18. But it is a wonderful start :)

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  19. A perfect verse to the photo, Jinksy. Lovely.

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