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Hands Across Time

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Hands Across Time


Pink faced, and warm, I stand at the kitchen counter rubbing flour and butter briskly through my fingers into a large mixing bowl... Apples are already peeled and sliced, that lay like petals, pale green, in the pie plate, waiting for a crumbled topping I know they are mine, these hands, I see, deftly working... So skilled, they are, that even I am amazed,.... Even before my own eyes, there is a moment, I watch, from outside myself Yes these hands are mine... proven by the swirls and the valleys as I when I'm asked to write my own name,... as when I scribbled this new recipe, in a familiar, weary yellow notebook Yet, as if I were wearing gloves, my hands seem to live inside the skin of others... I watch their motion and have no control of every small detail, Rote tasks, of which I have seen before No hand has held the amber weight of sun or tugged in summer wind, but silently some root has crooked a finger into the flour, intent to foster a long connection, some ancient comfort, a deep knowing, of heart and bone, of mind, and soul that assures me, I never will stand alone, with flour on my hands I will always have centuries at my elbow
__________________________________________________________________ Submitted for Nette's Contest: With These Hands Carrie Richards 12/21/13 Image #6

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  1. Date: 1/15/2014 9:28:00 PM
    Carrie, :) Congrats, with your 'WITH THESE HANDS' winning poem. Have a nice night ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 1/4/2014 6:45:00 AM
    Way to go..Sara

  1. Date: 1/3/2014 11:10:00 PM
    Carrie, , congratulations, in Nette's WITH THESE HANDS contest... LINDA

  1. Date: 1/3/2014 3:45:00 PM
    Just wonderful you do so well because every verse reveals a bit of the goodness that is you, like the custard in a Boston creame doughnut! Congrad's on Your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 1/3/2014 3:42:00 PM
    how personal and warmly composed, carrie.. cheers to you for a win in my contest!.. huggs

  1. Date: 1/2/2014 9:48:00 PM
    another of my favorites here!! Nette made some very wise choices on the top placements. Congrats.

  1. Date: 1/2/2014 1:19:00 PM
    I knew this would rock!! Kudos Carrie--to bad I can only fav it once!

  1. Date: 1/2/2014 2:00:00 AM
    Contest: WITH THESE HANDS / / Sponsored by: Nette Onclaud is retreated!! - CONGRATULATIONS WITH YOUR YOUR BEAUTIFUL WINNING POEM, CARRIE. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :))))

  1. Date: 1/2/2014 12:28:00 AM
    Thanks for sharing this fine poem on "With these hands" and congrats on a fine win, Carrie

  1. Date: 12/26/2013 9:24:00 PM
    What a lovely narrative, Carrie! I particularly love how you have ended the poem. Awesomeness...

  1. Date: 12/26/2013 6:04:00 PM
    Carrie, you are---truly amazing--again life is explained to perfection---that which we all think and ponder on - you capture so perfectly! FAV

  1. Date: 12/25/2013 2:39:00 PM
    S lovely visual piece, very well done. best wishes .Pete.

  1. Date: 12/25/2013 10:26:00 AM
    Just wonderful Carrie!Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  1. Date: 12/24/2013 2:11:00 PM
    Dear Carrie - This incredible. I love the sentiment and the automatic kneading of the dough connecting us all to our ancestors. Merry Christmas love, Kathy

  1. Date: 12/24/2013 1:15:00 PM
    Bravo Carrie! Lovely narrative! You put a smile on my face, while I was imagining the tasty home made apple pies and cookies you were preparing! I wish the best in the contest! I also wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year! With a lot of my soul's agape, Giorgio!

  1. Date: 12/24/2013 1:17:00 AM
    Carrie, , Guess what? , The end of the year is approaching :) and there's no way I'm letting this year end, without dropping by with SMILES and CHRISTMAS CHEERS. Thank You for making this a great year for ALL OF US. --- May magic fill your days and all your dreams come true this holiday season. MERRY CHRISTAMS <3 Love Linda -The Sweetest Poet Destroyer

  1. Date: 12/22/2013 8:27:00 AM
    - Always a pleasure to read your beautiful poems Carrie - luck in contest!! - I wish you and your loved ones a delightful Christmas - All the best for the year 2014. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 12/22/2013 12:39:00 AM
    wow, you are amazing as ever. wish mine were even half this good!! I have to take another look at image six because I don't recall any of those images making me want to take off in this nostalgic direction. very profound too, Carrie.