Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Prompt - This Living Hand

This Living Hand

This living hand, now warm and capable
Of earnest grasping, would, if it were cold
And in the icy silence of the tomb,
So haunt thy days and chill thy dreaming nights
That thou wouldst wish thine own heart dry of blood
So in my veins red life might stream again,
And thou be conscience-calmed—see here it is—
I hold it towards you.

                                                        John Keats

Write about your hand "capable of earnest grasping" or your hand dealt or going back in time to shake John's hand or the last hand you held or the last hand held out to you, just not one hand clapping

1 comment:

  1. Hi *J* ~ I love this prompt... I hear it so in numerous ways such that it will at some point pop through, I imagine, in my writing/feeling into a poem to come... just wanted to let you know... :-)