Dance of Hands


hands flying 

arms moving
again again
language caught in dance

hands do what mouth cannot

wonder awe
spread through
all watchers
foreigners try understand beauty

face changing
expression describes dance

deaf speech captured 
by hands

eyes following hands
captivated in conversation

eyes hear what ears cannot

around around 
hands dance
eyes their eternal partner

fingers expressing delicate detail
arms adding grace to movement

isolated from world outside
switching back forth
eyes hands eyes hands

mouthing silently words signs

flying in conversation 
the hands sign

like shake of thunder
hands clash together
in happiness, anger, sadness, frustration

hands forever dancing
forever dancing

hands speaking
eyes hearing

hands will forever dance in sign

© David Hamilton 2012