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Prompt #121 What do hands do?

August 30, 2012


What do hands do?

our body taken as a verb

We Write Poems:

We have already done several poems on different elements of our physical human bodies.   This week we’re asking you to have a second look at your hands.  However this time we’d like you focus exclusively on a specific point of view – what do hands do?  (Meaning in the sense of verb, rather than noun.)  Look not to describe hands as an objective “thing”, some attachment to the architecture of you, but what motion, what actions, what intimate roles do they play within your life.  Might they almost seem to have a life of their own?  Describe your hands as verbs!

Hands are certainly one of the more expressive conduits for who you are.  Simply observe any common day.  Who stirs the morning cup of coffee, who brushes your teeth, buttons your buttons, greets with a handshake, strokes the family pet, stirs the soup, comforts the ill or upset. scratches your head in wonderment?  Merely some very mundane examples.  Look see what maybe less commonly gets conscious attention from you.  We suspect you’ll find your hands more busy than first imagined.  Tell us what you find.  The format of your poem, that part is up to you.  This week we’re looking at looking, and taking our hands out for a drive – and they’re at the wheel.

We hope you discover some surprises for yourself!

Come back to leave a link to your poem next Wednesday when you see our second follow-up post called, It’s Post Your Poems Day!

If you don’t have a blog, then please, post your poem in the comment itself. *** You are invited to respond to the prompt given here, but if you have something else you’re just itching to share, please feel welcome in doing that. Our first desire here is to encourage you to write and learn and share. *** When leaving comments to other’s poems, please be appreciative and encouraging. We are not a poem “critique” site (unless someone specifically asks for that). Be kind with each other (and yourself!). *** Please consider including a link with your blog poem back to the prompt response here at We Write Poems so that others may see and join our community. More participants do make better soup!

  1. August 30, 2012 12:26 am

    Ooops too soon. Will repost next Wednesday.

  2. September 5, 2012 1:35 am

    An important part of the hand!

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