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Hand Talk, Thirty Years and Counting
Richard Swanson


Dinner done, and the cabernet.
Now in play
mid-table, familiar pressing
cherished touch,
and such
not too little or much
a well-worn, traveled affection,
a years’ long, new intersection.
Now in play: caressing and such.

© by Richard Swanson.
Used with the author’s permission.



Richard Swanson (1940 - 2023) taught college English and Creative Writing for 33 years. A devoted supporter of libraries and poetry, he was the author of two novels and several poetry collections. A resident of Madison, Wisconsin, Richard enjoyed cooking, fishing, and woodworking. He was well-known for his sense of humor, which was often reflected in his writing.

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Very nice..
Posted 02/11/2016 06:40 AM
Lori Levy:
Like the warm feeling that comes across in this poem.
Posted 02/10/2016 05:25 PM
Thanks for the smile :)
Posted 02/10/2016 02:09 PM
Thanks, Richard. Not too little or much... A sweet tribute as Jancan says below.
Posted 02/10/2016 11:31 AM
Wonderful and tender. Thank you, Richard.
Posted 02/10/2016 09:22 AM
Sweet tribute to enduring love. Janice
Posted 02/10/2016 09:04 AM
Larry Schug:
Nice rhythm in this poem. Great to read aloud, the way all poems should be read.
Posted 02/10/2016 08:31 AM
Gary Busha:
Posted 02/10/2016 06:10 AM

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