Thursday, September 6, 2012


Hands cannot be made of water,
And yet water holds ships, islands, continents.

Hands cannot be made of fire,
And yet fire has fingers and throws what it has burnt into the air.

Hands are angels sent by whichever evil or fine masters they belong to.
Hands are mute, and yet say what words cannot.

teh deep, I haz it.

for G Man's Friday 55.


Cloudia said...

This Fine Simplicity
appeals to,
my simple


Aloha, Friend
from Honolulu
Comfort Spiral

> < } } ( ° >

G-Man said...

I gotta hand it to you Shay, This is hands down one of my favorite 55's from you!!
I know you have other Friday obligations so don't think that I don't just beam with pride whenever you grace my little writing prompt.
THIS 55 was pensive and PERFECT!
Thanks for joining in the fun, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

TexWisGirl said...

what cloudia said. i can get this.

Sioux said...

Is this only 55 words long? Lordy. What you and Mama Zen can do with just a handful of syllables.

hedgewitch said...

Beautiful metaphors, Shay--I'm reminded of the old one, all flesh is grass...too zonked to leave a very penetrating comment, but I love what you did here, as always.

Lynn said...

You pack so much into that 55. Love the title.

Far Beyond The Ridge said...

As usual, your words both delight, and inspire thought.
It's like wiki poetry
Great nails!

Kerry O'Connor said...

I love your description of elemental hands - such a cool concept.

Linc said...

This is just nice: beautiful and simple. Bravo!

Buddah Moskowitz said...

Wise and beautiful - the poem and the author.

Alice Audrey said...

I gotta hand it to you, you write a great 55.

Myrna R. said...

You say much in these few words. I love the sensuality of this. So well written.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful. I love the elements you've used. Truly hands do communicate unspoken volumes.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

WOW. As always, it says it all the way no one else can say it.

Mama Zen said...

Much the deepness! Hear my one hand clapping?

Margaret said...

So wise and beautiful! (and what beautiful nails!)

Anonymous said...

i love hands....