Sunday, January 1, 2012

Amazing hands - nature's miracle, mankind's puzzle

THE HAND 


Lovingly it cradles
the delicately grooved
wine glass;
stretched flat it strokes 
warm, smooth fur
and ruffles clean, clipped hair;

limbs curved
it caresses
silky, young skin
and clasps
the soft firmness
of an orange;



pincer like
it grasps
the fluent pen.



Gentle as a breeze
fondling the velvet softness
of a virgin snowdrop's petals,
yet bruising as a rock
smashing wood asunder -
nature's miracle
is mankind's puzzle.

Copyright © Helena Harper 2009




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