Treasure Island

Alison Cassidy

(6th August,1945 / Melbourne, Australia)

Your Hands


Your hands are always warm,
smooth and good to hold.
Still amazing beautiful too,
despite the scars and spots of age.

Your hands are broad and strong,
with Mount of Venus high
and nails (always manicured)
shaped like fine almonds.

Your hands move confidently,
deftly, like a woman's,
performing mundane tasks
with easy grace and style.

Your hands, some thirteen years ago
in Lygon Street, held mine.
And at that moment, I knew
we belonged together.

Submitted: Friday, June 02, 2006
Edited: Thursday, August 23, 2007

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  • Elysabeth Faslund (8/12/2007 6:23:00 PM)

    Oh, Alison! What a remarkable poetess you are, indeed! ! Your hands hold the penning of love...the pinnacle of what hands are truly for. Read this one, people...you won't regret it! ! ! xxxElysabeth (Report) Reply

  • Cj Heck (4/10/2007 6:17:00 AM)

    Hello Allie,
    I love hands, too... something ultra masculine, sensual even, about a man's hands and the things they do. I wrote a poem, too, about hands, 'His Hands'. Great minds think alike, huh? I so enjoyed your poem here.
    Love,
    CJ (Report) Reply

  • Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr (10/25/2006 10:35:00 PM)

    Very Nice slice of Romance, there young lady...i can't believe i've never cued in on this one....A solid write'''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''FJR (Report) Reply

  • Jerry Hughes (7/24/2006 2:43:00 AM)

    Thank you Allie-pie, with hindsight we go back a lot further than 13 years - try 43? (Report) Reply

  • gone gone (7/12/2006 4:18:00 AM)

    Dear Alison
    This poem of yours is beautiful.....how wonderful it must be to love so completely....your Jerry is a very lucky man...and you a fortunate woman.....love grows....a continuing blessing...........Thankyou

    Love, D......... (Report) Reply

  • Joseph Daly (6/8/2006 6:52:00 PM)

    Wonderful. I suspect that this may be a tribute. It is rare to come across a piece with such a theme, it is rarer still to find one that is written as well as this, Again you do away with sentimentality and place yourself into doing the task of writing about hands. (Report) Reply

  • Lisa Wilkinson (6/5/2006 6:29:00 PM)

    Put your hands together, applause. Thanks for looking me over Alison. Keep viewing and I will too. By the way my daughter is a dancer. Shes great at it and I love tap, I used to dance too.x (Report) Reply

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