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Below is the poem entitled AN ODE TO THE HANDS which was written by poet Suzette Richards. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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On Grandma’s bedroom wall hung pencil sketches
To inspire me and draw me in, never fail
The hands in prayer our daily blessing fetches
The cuffs rolled back, work ready, in the detail

The fingerprint motif of light on hands
To give us notice we are unique – and His
Strong thumb accentuating Holy Bands
Steeple elongated fingers, preaching Bliss

On The Tree, He died for our earthly sins
(The cross marked in the veins of the left hand)
He wished to spare us the suffering since
Love and compassion, for which we should stand

Only in Truth can we realise beauty
The Hands setting the example of: “Thank Ye!

[Poetry form used: Sonnet]

If we do not live in Truth, a God given opportunity which we must embrace, then the beauty of all that we perceive will pass us by. ~ Su Crous 

Inspired by: ‘Hands of an Apostle’ by Albrecht Durer:

Sponsor:	Heather Ober
Contest Name:	Famous Art |

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  1. Date: 2/10/2013 8:06:00 AM
    Congrats Suzette on your win. A beautiful heartfelt write. Blessed, Connie

  1. Date: 2/10/2013 3:18:00 AM
    Wonderful. I love this. And thank you for your comments. The Louvre has many secrets. Charles.

  1. Date: 2/9/2013 7:38:00 AM
    Many congratulations Suzette xx

  1. Date: 2/8/2013 2:43:00 PM
    Beautiful Sonnet, Suzette! Congratulations on your win in Heather's Contest! Ruben.

  1. Date: 2/8/2013 1:39:00 PM
    This could have been my own Grandma's house.....she too left me the legacy of her reverence for this painting. Lovely poem!

  1. Date: 2/8/2013 1:23:00 PM
    Su, I just LOVED the nostalgic feeling you evoked with the first line of your poem. From there, it becomes clear how much this painting meant and means to you. The sonnet was the perfect form choice for this beautiful write. Congratulations on your win in my contest!

  1. Date: 1/27/2013 5:14:00 PM
    I just love how you depicted these hands. very nice, Su!!! it's for that art contest, huh? I bet she will enjoy this.

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    Date: 1/28/2013 2:09:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for the reminder, Andrea. I have now included the reference to the contest. Glad my poem pleases :-)