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The Hand For The ‘Pope of Pop’

Roses Hand

Smooth, flat angled just right
hard with lefty,
so sorry, not like the others,
smiling, amuse me
tight digitally.

please her whimsical
desire, large wood
idol of excellent
quality. Oak,

huge pegs
built to hold
two hundred at least.
Oh, she is less
almost slight!

Last and last
surely, low
Yes! All colors, tones,
dress it you can!

By impulse, buy impulse see her desire,
typically, materialistic, no, guilt
free recycled green real
wood save,
given place with me.

squeal childlike,
with delight, oh me
what purpose
you see?

is true, size
iconic symbol
shifted into
neutral, many uses,

holy, or not so holy.
Pleasing and obscene, no guilt,
eats, feeds, wipes, cooks, works
some guilt hopeful, during swipes,
kills bring justice. Cleanses

Sharon’s, manus. {1}
Creates like ‘Andy’{2} said,
“I’m afraid that if you look
at a thing long enough, it loses
all of its meaning.” {4}

Her justifications,
‘manus’{1}iconic, definitely!
Muses art, shifting gears, guiding,
views, conversation,
seating, yes!

How can she? He
will make her way! On
the narrow, nor free
he watches. Seeing
her glee!

Fingers to the sky,
that lefty is just right!
Amusing, chair musicale
Yes she dares,
Warhola! {2}

1*Encarta Dictionary (North America) manus Wrist and Hand , the wrist and hand of humans or the carpus and forefoot of other vertebraes..
2*‘Andy’ : Andy Warhol (Andrew Warhola, Jr. (August 6, 1928 – February 22, 1987) An American Icon. Retrieved 2011 from #{3}. TITLE:
3*Andy Warhol “Pope of pop” quote from Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andy_Warhol Retrieved 2011.
4*Andy Warhol Quote Andy Warhol. (n.d.). BrainyQuote.com. Retrieved October 2, 2011, from BrainyQuote.com Web site: http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/a/andywarhol108200.html

  1. October 3, 2011 at 12:11 am

    intriguing piece…there is a place down town that has a few of the hand chairs out front…interesting…i like that andy quote as well…nice piece…


  2. October 3, 2011 at 1:05 am

    You have an interesting way of writing. It’s very choppy, almost like it slaps you about as you read. Interesting wordplay choices, too 🙂


  3. October 3, 2011 at 1:42 am

    This is poetry that needs more than one read. You’ve planted some fabulous thoughts in this fast moving poem. I like the contrast of lefty being just right.



  4. October 3, 2011 at 3:24 am

    fingers to the sky…oh no…


  5. October 3, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    Wow! You’ve really encapsulated so many of the characteristic of pop art, Sharon Rose. The line that popped out at me was: by impulse, buy impulse. Splended poem.


  6. October 3, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    The poem seems to swipe unceremoniously cliched social rituals and tips them over into a seething drama of chaos! A furious paced poem that leaves the reader deliciously breathless!


  7. October 4, 2011 at 10:57 am

    I love the lines “Pleasing and obscene” and “by impulse, buy impulse.” The Warhol quote is great also. This is a great representation of pop art! Had to read it more than once for all the delicious nuggets!


  8. manicddaily
    October 5, 2011 at 12:43 am

    Ha! By impulse, buy impulse!!!


  9. October 5, 2011 at 3:08 am

    i felt like the whimsical choppiness mimicked the artsy pop art in a neat way.


  10. October 6, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    Imagism here — Pop Imagism?

    Quick, terse, succinct, trenchant lines getting to the point.

    I especially like the lines:

    “I’m afraid that if you look 
at a thing long enough, it loses 
all of its meaning.”

    the work demands more than a single reading.

    The Pope of Pop…Warhol and the left hand used here as an iconic symbol …and featured in your montage. nice work.

    thank you for sharing.


  11. February 2, 2014 at 10:55 pm

    The hand carving that inspired part of this write was sold not long after I had written this piece. I was so endeared to the sculpture as a life size wooden chair and it was so not in my budget. I have the original photo and still think about sitting in that chair. I thought it would be lovely indoors or out in an enclosed deck. Hand carved and perfect natural wood color would just be ruined in weather. Still hope to see it again someday.


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