Whispers In My Hand

Whispers In My Hand

A Poem by Phibby Venable

Whispers In My Hand

It is almost wicked, the way I listen
to your whisper in my hand.
I appear so upright and alert.
I hear whole conversations & wonder
why no one can hear the sound of you,
the leaf like rustle of your voice in my hand.
I hold my hand loosely & you roam
the island of my palm in small sounds.
Some days, an ocean of sweat, salts
the delicate crevices and I am afraid
that you are trapped & watching
through the cupped tunnel of my fingers
for a sweet ship of sails.
Today I heard the distant music
of someone humming beneath a gray pier.
The sun slips through the slats
on small volcano mounds.
A curled whisper of early spring
sleeps in the damp sand.

© 2009 Phibby Venable


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Lovely and evocative writing, remembering the good times, catching the lingering memories in the palm of your hand. So moving.

Posted 11 Years Ago


What an enviable state.
You got the whole world in your hands.
This is a beautiful poem, something that
should be in a frame, hanging on a
hospital wall. It is a healing experience
to read it.
Thank you.
100 %
---- Eagle Cruagh

Posted 11 Years Ago


only angels listen to voices with their hands...

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

An ode to the indirect--there are 'whispers" and shades of gray and peeking through the space between fingers galore. The learned Donald has hit on something here; your pieces are true-to-life (that is certain), but the reality is filtered, distilled. This is affecting, evocative work.

Posted 11 Years Ago


reading you is like slipping into childhood's magic dreamingsliding down clouds and skipping between blue snowflakes. It's fun Phib

Posted 11 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Very captivating images stimulate my mind and thoughts of how powerful love can be and make everything around us beautiful, thats what comes to mind reading this delightful piece.

Posted 11 Years Ago



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Phibby Venable
Phibby Venable

abingdon, VA



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http://youtu.be/25XE-BHGvWI http://youtu.be/B2klgDKMUq0 I live in the mountains of Southwest Virginia. Although my passion is poetry, I recently published a novel called, Women of the Round Tabl.. more..

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