The still small voice will whisper , not perform

Embraced  entire , your sacred smile held me
Until we  both were one deep in  our souls
As still as a white dove  held tenderly

For a little time so warm and free
As if your smile contained  me, made me whole
Embraced and loved , your sacred smile  touched me

As  we  cross together the  dark sea
I wish this sacred love could  always hold
As  gently as a dove ,as tenderly

And if I felt the  brilliant light  touch me
My eyes would weep,my tears would turn to gold
Embraced and loved ,  oh sacramental  tree

Would that humankind were truly free
That in the darkness, we could find our home
As dies  the  fragile Word on Calvary

We fear  the Tempest and we hear the Storm
The still small voice  will whisper , not perform
Embraced  entire , your  smile   encompassed me
As still as a white dove, as tenderly

No more

Photo by Katherine

Never now to be embraced and loved
Even touch or kiss is disallowed
I see a sparrow bathe in my old tub
Does a bird desire both touch and love
I might believe that of my collared dove
But who will touch me now,my heart is mad
Swollen,with emotions well endowed
Never now to be embraced and loved
Every touch or kiss is disallowed

Map enough

Your face is map enough for me ,
Your gaze,your smile,your frown,your glee.
And if I want to know the rest
The shape your posture‘s made is best
For showing what your life is now.
A look,a gesture all this show.
Till who you are is then disclosed
And I am in your arms enrobed.
Love vanishes when analysed,
And thinking too
by  Love’s despised’
Choose the means to fit the end
And then I’ll be what you intend

This seems strange to me after #Me2

This seems weird as does the missing skirt.A professor was accused of sexual abuse when his hand
brushed against a woman’s thigh possibly by accident

Guardian today


A woman flirtatiously touching leg of man in a suit with her foot under the table.

I loved the low-key thrill of flirting, until lockdown killed it off


Maeve Higgins

Flirting has been one of the victims of this socially distanced world, and I’m lost without it

Ancient hands leave copies in the Cave

Photo by Matheus Viana on Pexels.com

Human hands 7,300 BCE Wikipedia

I can’t get just one photo… technical problem

They knew what we moderns learned this year
When deprived of company and touch
We need to feel, we need the hands that care

As cats will sleep in heaps beside the fire
I would warm,caress you, humans must
Cats knew what we humans learned this year


I remember when you brushed my hair
When you held me close your skin was musk
We need to feel, we need the hands that care

Even touching gently your skin bare
Gave me solace, made my world seem just
Cats knew what we humans learned this year

Crying babies,nursing them’s a prayer
But refugees lie restless in the dust
We need to feel, we need the hearts that care


They knew what we moderns learned this year
When deprived of company and touch
We need to feel, we need the hands that care

Poor in money, yet in loving rich
Glue my broken heart up lest it cracks
Ancients knew what moderns learned this year
We need to feel, we need strong hands that care