26 May 2011

Reading Palms

a man's palm
cool and firm as marble

muscled mount of Venus
carved for lips tongue teeth

plain of Mars hollowed
cradle for my cheek

heart line furrowed
deep crevasse of love

Jupiter Saturn Apollo Mercury
fingers, long and supple

line of fate through Saturn's core
magnet to my own

simian crease, heart / head fusion
emotions in check awaiting release

a man's palm
reading me


  1. I think I have never read such a beautiful poem about hands before.

  2. No wonder I have a 'thing' for men's hands...

  3. beautifully described
    oh the wonder of being held