Traces of Touch

“We leave traces of ourselves…on whatever we touch.”

(Lewis Thomas)


Memories of long ago

When the flavours of touch

Were never ending

Melting like icecream

In and out

Of layers of time


Now emotions seep gently

Into calming, blue waters

Leaving the dark puddles behind

And joy is easier to find


Purplish-tinged intuition

Is touched by invitation

To meld with nature

Before summer’s warmth

Is just a memory



About Olga

I have always had an affinity for artistic endeavors and the beauties of nature. The power of the word combined with photography have become my creative spark.
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19 Responses to Traces of Touch

  1. V.J. Knutson says:

    Another masterpiece, Olga – the image, the quotation and poem. I particularly like how you have structured this one, each verse unfolding and evolving. Wonderful.

    Liked by 5 people

  2. oneletterup says:

    Oooh.. This is SO nice. Everything does all change up as time goes on. Love your imagery…and your image.

    Liked by 4 people

  3. Your words flow with a wonderful rhythm and the poignant image of your hand reminds me of how distant touch really is during these COVID times.

    Liked by 3 people

    • Olga says:

      Yes, I had that in mind also when I created the image. I discovered in the my research that there is such a thing as ‘touch hunger’. Covid times has certainly accentuated that hunger for many. Thank-you for the comment. 🙂

      Liked by 2 people

  4. magarisa says:

    Lyrical and profound.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. memadtwo says:

    Wonderful, both photo and meditation.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Olga says:

      Thank-you kindly for your lovely comment, Kerfe. I was pleased how I could transform the photo of my hand into an image that augmented the words. 🙂 Sorry that I haven’t visited for awhile. but I’m living in a pain bubble that doesn’t allow me to work on the computer too long. Hope all is well with you.

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  7. sgeoil says:

    Enjoyed your poem, it has a lovely flow. I love the image, how you captured the shadows on the hand and how you have painted just the finger prints!

    Liked by 2 people

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