Saturday, May 06, 2006

Spreading Love

I wrote this poem in American Sign Language as an assignment for my sign language class. It uses hand-shapes, or modified hand-shapes, of the manual letters of my name to form the signs and classifiers of the poem. It isn’t nearly as pretty translated into English, but it gives the right idea.



My Heart


swells with love


for all



the world.



I reach out to individuals,


proclaiming the Lord's



love.
.

Suddenly

eternal

life!



Those I touch, touch others.



Love spreads


to everyone,

filling

the heart.




© 2006 Amy Michelle Wiley

4 comments:

"D" said...

I am enchanted with sign. I am somehow drawn to the beauty of it. I understand the difficult intricacies though and I am afraid I could never learn. I so admire you!

Amy said...

It's not so hard to learn enough to enjoy it. :-) It is quite difficult when you get in deep, but I'll bet you can find a community class that would be fun for you to take. :-)

purple_kangaroo said...

That's great. I like how you spelled your name forwards and then backwards.

M. C. Pearson said...

That was way cool. Great way to praise!

Here from Wren's blog.