“This living hand, now warm and capable”

This living hand, now warm and capable
Of earnest grasping, would, if it were cold
And in the icy silence of the tomb,
So haunt thy days and chill thy dreaming nights
That thou would wish thine own heart dry of blood
So in my veins red life might stream again,
And thou be conscience-calm’d–see here it is–
I hold it towards you.


Poems2go is proud to have Lesley University as our fiscal sponsor, and grateful to The Witter Bynner Foundation for Poetry, The Billerica Arts Council, and The Massachusetts Cultural Council for their generous funds supporting this public poetry project. We are also grateful to our p2g ambassadors helping to distribute poems2go across the country.

Poems2go relies on grant funds and poetry citizenship, on “living hands” that extend to share and give meaning to life.  As alumni of Lesley University’s MFA in Creative Writing program, we are proud to be part of Lesley University’s growing community of conscious contributors, aiming to provide free and accessible poetry that speaks to our human connectivity to more people in more places. With your help we can keep poetry in the hands of many. Donate here. You will find poems2go when you scroll down the list of designated sites.

Thank you,

Christine Jones & Sarah Lain