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Per Diem Archive: T. Ilieva, March 2018, Prints, Traces...

Nothing in our world exists in absolute isolation. People, animals, plants, energies and objects constantly come into contact with each other and every connection, every interaction leaves a trace. Some physical prints we can spot right away and others are more subtle. Some take time to recognize.  

I hope you enjoy this diverse collection of poems as much as I enjoyed searching for them.

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Author: Lorin Ford
a silver hair
woven into the nest
winter light
Author: Iliyana Stoyanova
distant thunder
a line of footprints still
escaping the waves
Author: Susan Constable
a tinge of blue
in the hare's footprints
winter moon
Author: Bryan Rickert
middle aged
a few more wrinkles
in the suit
Author: Ramona Linke
to say grace —
a whiff of grandma's timbre
in my voice
Author: Stanford M. Forrester
old jazz record
a scratch
                      improvises
Author: Ron C. Moss
Zen garden —
snow melts
in raked patterns
Author: John Hawk
one petal’s rain
         falls to another
    then another
Author: Patrick Sweeney
my atlas bones…
the crushing scent
of home cooking
Author: Darina Deneva
deep snow 
I step into footprints 
going the other way
Author: Alan Summers
ground zero into the new friend's story
Author: Alan Summers
virgin snow
a fox makes prints
for the morning
Author: Mark E. Brager
an Elvis stamp
on the sympathy card . . .
autumn dusk
Author: Kala Ramesh
long day . . .
    the shadow
of an answer
Author: Lorin Ford
cicada husk ...
also clinging
to a straw
Author: Freddy Ben-Arroyo
memorial wall my son’s name carved on sirens
Author: Marta Chocilowska
silver wedding . . .
taste of the wild raspberries
still sweet and tart
Author: Roberta Beary
cobalt sky
grandma’s name misspelled
in granite
Author: Dietmar Tauchner
snow upon snow
the layers of oblivion
in my father's mind
Author: Polona Oblak
autumn wind 
the slant in the handwriting 
of my former self
Author: Stephen Bailey
am I to be the words no more
Author: K. Ramesh
clouds drift . . .
the trail of a rain drop
on a dirt covered leaf
Author: Don Baird
PTSD —
this one daisy,
the world
Author: S. M. Abeles
petal by petal the yellow rose on her inner thigh
Author: Roman Lyakhovetsky
desert sunrise
smell of rain outlives
the rain
Author: Gary Hotham
the shortcut
the school children take —
a new layer of leaves matted into the old
Author: Vessislava Savova
first date
the wedding ring’s mark
hidden in a glove
Author: Paul David Mena
lingering 
among golden leaves 
the fragrance of summer
Author: Johannes S. H. Bjerg
following the frequencies of civilizations one snail one pen
Author: Bill Kenney
early thaw —
the earth tugging
at my footsteps
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