Over Winter - Gloves in The Power House Museum

These tan leather gloves with rabbit fur trim have the seams detailed in white running stitch. They seem to have been empty for so long they have forgotten they ever held hands with anyone. Those with keen eyes will see that this is the other half of the double page which has the Corset of Circumstance on it. The poem below, is from my collection  Fishing in the Devonian (Puncher & Wattmann, 2008).

Over Winter 
 I once wore
fine kid gloves and still see
the way the leather holds
the emptiness the hand
has left, hear the glove’s
sigh, its endurance as it slowly
exhales the memory of the hand
it held.

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