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January 17

January 17th, 2011 by Tamra
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Rain drips from porch ’til monotony gives way to a fresh idea.

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January 14

January 14th, 2011 by Tamra
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Late afternoon: sun dips below buildings, fog glows, crows settle in trees.

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January 13

January 13th, 2011 by Tamra
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Up early. Dark, calm. One star outshines city’s glow. One crow rattles on.

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January 12

January 12th, 2011 by Tamra
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Beneath tents staked to the graveyard wall, greengrocers trim, slice, weigh our souls.

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January 10 – Süleymaniye Mosque

January 11th, 2011 by Tamra
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Domes and chimneys of medreses line up one way. Tombstones, another.
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Pale stone; leaden roofs. Sunlight slants through ironwork, settles on thick walls.
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Photographer aims camera straight up side of pillar. What have I missed?
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Tourist leaves, walking backward through green gate. Birds sing in winter-bare tree.

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January 10

January 10th, 2011 by Tamra
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Market day: canvas tarps, tangerines, winter greens. Palate? Palette? Yes!

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January 9

January 9th, 2011 by Tamra
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Red sun, rise. Once more, fog drifts between frosty hills, and ships’ horns rumble.

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January 8

January 8th, 2011 by Tamra
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Late Christmas box brings new holiday with paper chains and chocolate.

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January 7

January 7th, 2011 by Tamra
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Wind shifts, temperature drops; spontaneous fog muffles crow’s wild racket.

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January 6

January 6th, 2011 by Tamra
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Four year olds from the nursery school blow past the house like pink and blue leaves.

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