Saturday, February 20, 2016

Left Hand's Love

                        Right
be patient with

Left 
hand's love   we're all born
ambidextrous


For Kerry's prompt at Real Toads 

24 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Ah, always clever and a great bright spot in another gray, gray day in Portland!!! Have a fun tomorrow!!

Em said...

This really speaks to me, as I was a left-handed little girl whose daddy made her do it with her right. But kudos to me--- Now I can do it both ways.

Very cool presentation. It gives me the slightest bit of enlightenment regarding how your brain works. I dig it.

Margaret said...

clever - my mind actually takes this poem a variety of ways.

Jim said...

Spaces and gaps get the mind trying to fill them. This time an absolute void:
what is left is right
or in the middle someplace
spaces all depend
It was a fun read, MZee. Standing out was "bi" with its lots of possibilities, obvious in the middle of am'bi'dextrous.
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rhymeswithbug.com said...

Oh my, YES! Apowerful statement in so few words.

Em said...

I like your mini-poem: "Left hand's love left right." But even if they "broke up," they're kind of stuck together. :)

There are so many little nuggets of goodness in here, the most obvious being the "bi" statement. But it's the hidden bits that I'm hunting out.

Like, "be patient with" makes me think that Left and Right are both sick, so really, neither can be blamed: they're both in a mental ward, patient(s) with each other.

There's also "we're all born right," meaning that we should stop giving each other such a hard time because we're all just trying to figure things out the best way we can, and maybe that's true; maybe there is no wrong. Maybe there's just "this."

The "bi" is also masking a "bye," in which both hands are waving, ending the relationship.

I also see some "s love" tucked away in the lower middle-ish section.

Magaly Guerrero said...

"Clever girl!" Said in my rather terrible Doctor Who accent. ;-)

kaykuala said...

Innovative way of presentation MZ!

Hank

Sioux said...

I loved that big bold "bi."

Well crafted, as usual.

De said...

LOVE this. Words falling like snowflakes, with a message that sticks.

C.C. said...

Visually interesting and thought-provoking too :-)

Kerry O'Connor said...

This one deserves clapping applause! Very well done.

brudberg said...

Oh yes.. And you need them both.. So many layers in this one,

Fireblossom said...

I've heard that Southern women do it with both hands.

What?

This is extremely clever and perfectly arranged.

Carol Campbell said...

This is rich! Formatted so well.

Outlawyer said...

Hi MZ--I am tempted to say something about sinister poem, as I think sinestre ==or something like that--is the latin word for left-handedness-and it shows the way that difference has so often been historically treated. Agh. Very clever cool poem and really well-executed. Thanks. k.

angieinspired said...

This is so apropos to ee in his rebellion... "As an adult, Cummings would become an emblem of the sexually liberated Twenties. His poetry has a sexual frankness..." This is how I interpreted your clever piece MZ.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

So clever, we are all born ambidextrous.

Other Mary said...

Clever...I've gotta hand it to you, MZ.

Bekkie Sanchez said...

Nice use of enjambment in this playful piece! I enjoyed it! Have a good week.

Marian said...

Indeed. :)

Rommy said...

Witty and beyond clever. I really like this and want to direct a few young people in my life to this poem to ponder the words.

grapeling said...

perfect ~

Hannah said...

Brilliant MZ!!