each thing I touch leaves
an imprint each thing
(trace them with your fingers)
what is past is present
in these two hands



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3 thoughts on “1491

  1. this is quite lovely.
    i enjoy the two parts, they are mysterious for me. they are like, and very different from each other. in my mind the last line builds the whole poem.

    i am curious about your thoughts on the verse, but it is ok if you don’t say.

    i enjoy all your work.
    i find you’re work with these tanka form verses exciting.
    i always like your photos, (some are brilliant), and the two second recordings are amazing.

    just letting you know, i check the links, even if i don’t always respond.


    1. angie werren says:

      thank you, marty.

      it’s nice to know someone is reading through it, once in awhile. I think of these blogs mostly as journals of some sort, and it always surprises me (nicely!) when I realize that the things I do have some meaning to someone. so, thank you. 🙂

      the hands? I don’t know — I’ve always been attracted to hands, maybe because mine haven’t worked as well as I would have liked them to in my life. I’ve had arthritis since I was a teenager… And I have this sense that everything we touch carries us with it in some way; like my grandmother’s things — I hold a cup or plate that she held and I can picture her holding it. I like handmade things because you can see where someone’s hands were. And in some strange way I feel like the things I touch leave an imprint on my hands as well. sometimes literally — papercuts!! for example. but, anyway. that’s my thinking. perhaps it’s better if I don’t try to explain my thinking too much! 😉



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