Riddle’s Hand Poem

Editor’s Note:
I do not know for certain if
This is an actual Riddle piece. The
Subject doesn’t fit. Why hands? But,
I did find this among his papers
After he died. By the markings on it,
I think he wasn’t quite
Finished with it.


An extreme beauty.
Would say?
Is found,
In the fingers,
Of age.

Withered –
Wasted by wear –
To the meaning
Of the matter.


Yes, details,
Dead, excesses,
Excised… and
What is left,
Is pure,
Is painful,
Is true –

A pair of hands,
A bar of chocolate,

13 thoughts on “Riddle’s Hand Poem

  1. Björn Rudberg (brudberg) October 11, 2015 / 6:22 pm

    Oh I love that extreme beauty… there is something so special about old hands.. perhaps it’s the distance they have gone.


  2. Kerry O'Connor October 11, 2015 / 6:49 pm

    I really like the whole set up of this poem, the intro and sense of an incomplete work, though the fragments themselves speak volumes on the subject of hands.


  3. Sherry Blue Sky October 11, 2015 / 7:08 pm

    I love “Arriving, to the meaning of the matter.” Excellent!


  4. Snakypoet (Rosemary Nissen-Wade) October 11, 2015 / 9:16 pm

    I love it! Everything about it.


  5. Mary October 11, 2015 / 11:01 pm

    Week after week you link here, but don’t visit others! You would get many more visits (including mine) IF you would visit other people and not just drop links.


  6. Grace October 12, 2015 / 12:00 am

    That is quite a puzzling riddle ~


  7. Susan October 12, 2015 / 3:29 am

    Riddle me … parts of whole …very clever to put in the chocolate … or to put the chocolate in the hands.


  8. kanzensakura October 12, 2015 / 3:37 am

    Quite a few times I have read your poems and commented and you have not returned the courtesy.


  9. Jae Rose October 12, 2015 / 1:00 pm

    So many powerful images..like unwrapping a chocolate bar through the packaging..to the truth


  10. glmeisner October 13, 2015 / 12:56 pm

    Interesting imagery, there is something powerful in the first section.


  11. hypercryptical October 14, 2015 / 12:52 pm

    I love hands and imagining the stories they tell.
    Anna :o]


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