On First Seeing ‘Praying Hands’ by Dürer

My second response to dVerse Poets Pub Poetics – Can You Give Me a Hand?


When I first saw those honest hands,

The bones and veins,

The cross-hatched lines,

Fingertips together,

Gently clasped in prayer,

Captured in ink,

I think

I began to understand


Oh, to draw such a hand!


© Kim M. Russell, 2016

Praying Hands

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