years measured in lines:
accumulated, confirmed,
recorded and traced

in the furrows of kindness,
dignity, contagious smile.

Tanka for Colleen’s prompt this week.

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36 responses to “Smile”

  1. merrildsmith says :

    Hands and face–dignity, life, and smiles. Lovely!

  2. Jodi says :

    Beautiful lines of a life well lived and loved

  3. Evelyn Flint says :

    Superb sketching!

  4. Colleen Chesebro says :

    Oh, I love this. I thought this woman’s face held so much wisdom, love, and humor. Well done. ❤

  5. Teresa Robeson says :

    Those are very expressive hands you’ve drawn!

  6. Charlie O'Shields (doodlewash) says :

    Truly fabulous sketching you got there… wow! And the words are wonderful!

  7. Rebecca says :

    What a beautiful sketch of lived-in hands. It says everything. 🙂

  8. janetweightreed10 says :

    A beautiful post in every way….janet. 🙂

  9. colorpencil2014 says :

    Perfect, all of it!!

  10. Carol A. More says :

    Love! In Ayurveda medicine, these hands mean one anjali, a form of measurement that means “just enough”. BEAUTIFUL drawing, M2M.

  11. Lynz Real Cooking says :

    An amazing post! Love this

  12. davekingsbury says :

    Yup … faces that don’t show experiences are a waste of money!

  13. kestrelart says :

    I love these hands

  14. Jill Kuhn says :

    Your drawing speaks volumes! 🎨👍 Our hands can give so much love as well as our smiles! 😊 I hope to be able to draw as well as you, some day!! ❤

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