MLMM Sunday Writing Prompt

This week Pat gives us a poem entitled “The Blind Leading the Blind” by Lisel Mueller to work with and asks that we take something from it and build a post on that.
You can read it in its entirety here

I’m concentrating on the final line:

There are two of us here. Touch me.

Take my hand, don’t be afraid,
You are not alone, touch me.
I can feel you heartbeat
Through my fingertips,
A strong steady rhythm,
I bring your hand to my lips,
Touching you.
Sensitivity I have never known
Our hands entwine,
We are not alone.
As one, we touch,
As one we feel,
We are,



About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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7 Responses to MLMM Sunday Writing Prompt

  1. Sadje says:

    So beautiful and delicately penned.

  2. wildchild47 says:

    wonderful in its tentative, slightly hesitant suggestion … to reach out, to touch – to search and seek, – touch can be such a powerful exploration, without words … in fact, scientifically, it is proven that it is of utmost necessity for humans to thrive ….
    anyhow, I like where you went with this, and how you’ve created that tremulous sense of wonder, yet apprehension, too – and yet offered to dare …

    lovely poem Di – and thanks for writing to the Sunday prompt this week 🙂

  3. colonialist says:

    Very well done indeed, particularly with reducing so effectively down to the essence.

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