notice that over time this sign has evolved. It seems most
people are now doing the sign starting with an "S" handshape (or a "closed O" handshape).
POETRY (slightly out of date version) (Should now start with
an "S" hand.)
The idea is to take the beauty in your heart and offer it up to the world.
Poetry ("from the heart" version)
POETRY (Very old initialized version of
You can initialize the above sign for MUSIC by using a "P" handshape on the
dominant hand. That changes the meaning to "poetry" instead of music.
The initialized version is considered by many to be "signed English."
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American Sign Language (ASL) online at American Sign Language University ™
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