Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Wednesday December 29, 2010 Magpie #46/Big Tent Poetry








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GLOVES OF PROTECTION
The gloves of
The horseman,
The maiden,
The repairman,

The plumber,
The workman,
The Indian Chief,
The biker,

The bowler,
The skier,
The raider,
The farmer,

Like dark ravens,
Ready for adventure.
Or a dark secret place,
To hide the evidence.

Wrap in warmth,
Hands that are,
Hands that do,
Hands that play,
Hands that work.

Each hand different,
Unique, one of a kind,
And yet a perfect pair.
Perfect to hold the heart.

In need of protection,
Against the North Wind's howl,
And other calamities encountered.

13 comments:

  1. Magic gloves that could protect us from all things bad! If only.

    (thanks so much for the red shoes pics)

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  2. lovely- a cornucopia of images...maore than a handful! Happy New Year!

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  3. I really enjoyed reading this. You've covered just about everything :)

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  4. Lovely treatise on hand coverings,
    and jaunty juxtapositions,
    and I love the lines
    /like dark ravens/
    ready for adventure/-
    almost a new poem posed
    right there.

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  5. Nice take Annell - we must protect them....so nice to have met you this past year....Have a Happy New Year and I look forward to a year of writing and reading.....blessings...bkm

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  6. a great idea to list different uses/people for gloves. interesting!

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  7. I have to 'hand it to you' Annell! Lovely exploration of ideas and I wish you a productive 2011.

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  8. Like the first part and all the different uses for gloves, then comes the ravens as turn line that creates another list. Wonderful images,

    Elizabeth

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  9. And don't forget those surgical gloves! This is a great list, a nice take on both themes.
    Victoria

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  10. I really like what you did here...thanks for the words....have a great NY

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  11. Annell you have created some wonderful images here. Happy New Year. I just watched the ball drop
    in Manhattan, another year gone and a new to look forward to.
    Pamela

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