Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Traces of a Traveler --dVerse/Magic

Traces of a Traveler

with each step              foot prints trail behind             over my shoulder

i can see                       where i have been                    dark on light

prints in sand               highlighted by shadow              like marks on paper    

music scored on the desert floor           harmony of shapes       repeated

                       

forms a new song         prints cross traces of other prints          a bird              

a lizard                         prints of a snake                       a graceful line

finely drawn     all form a new composition      careful attention to direction  

prints evenly spaced…             or not                           rhythm implied



tell a story                    like pressing keys on the piano             one follows another

a symphony is born                  following the path        each footprint has a sound of its own     

the wind blows             erasing the prints                      a clean slate created                 

soon a new song           will be written                          traces of an unseen traveler     

leaving only footprints             a letter home                a new day magically appears


                                                                             

16 comments:

  1. This reminds me of the so called songlines that the aboriginals of Australia is said to use to memorize paths across the desert.

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  2. Poetic jazz tripping the light fantastic...full of magic.

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  3. I love the music scored on the desert floor and the various footprints and paths left by the critters.

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  4. harmony of shapes repeated forms a new song-
    I like this very much it has its own magic.

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  5. each footprint has a sound of its own - your magic is conjured up with each line - beautiful!

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  6. It does seem magical that we have a day at all.

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  7. "...each footprint has a sound of its own...". I just love this image, Annell.

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  8. And yet another post that brings Japan to mind....tell a story      like pressing a key on the piano following the path each footprint has a sound of its own. how lovely this entire poem is. The thing that came to mind was chinmouko - silence or the silence between the notes. A most magical place to be.    

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  9. Having just lost another dear friend, your beautiful words remind me of the fact that our prints are erased all too soon, a clean sheet appears, and a new day dawns.

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  10. Love this, especially:
    "tell a story like pressing a key on the piano"

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  11. I enjoyed the trail of your words, the footprints are what we leave behind our mark in the journey.

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  12. Wonderful thought. The everlasting music of footprints which we all contribute to the magic of existence.

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  13. I like way your poem steps in light words across my screen, Annell, and the different types of prints that are left behind, especially:
    'music scored on the desert floor';
    'like pressing a key on the piano...
    each footprint has a sound of its own';
    and
    'traces of a traveler
    a letter home'.

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  14. If we look for magic n everyday life,then life will be a bit easy. Lovely poem.

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