Aug 28, 2010

Big Tent Poetry: Hands

Undainty and Large
Undainty and large:
Vein-trees grow atop old scars
But these are strong hands!

Green Beans
Finger, thumb pinch the
Tops off beans; snip-crisp! snip-crisp!
Says dinner to me.

These poems were written for Big Tent Poetry's weekly prompt on hands.

6 comments:

gospelwriter said...

I especially liked the 'doing' (second haiku) part of your poem. So 'true' I could have thought it was me, preparing my own dinner.

Bloggin'withAmanda said...

Christine I liked this so much I checked out big tent. Looks like such fun. Haiku's are so much fun this one reminds me of my dad. "Vein-trees grow atop old scars" that was so him! thanks for sharing this!
Mine is here
http://www.blogginwithamanda.com/2010/08/28/hands/

gautami tripathy said...

Both so good.

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Cynthia Short said...

I love it when so much is said with so few words...and it makes me want to eat fresh green beans!

Christine said...

So wonderful to hear from you all. And off to read your poems, if I haven't already! :-)

Tumblewords: said...

These are wondefully 'handy' pieces!