For M.E. |
by Alisa Velaj

Thoughts without sounds, 
Deep thoughts without sounds,
deep wavy thoughts.

Deep sounds without thoughts
deep wavy sounds.
Blue sounds
in the echo of the winds.
Do you hear this symphony

 The Poet: Alisa Velaj, (born 1982, Vlorë, Albania),  is an Abanian poet whose work has appeared in a number of print and online international magazines. She also has works in forthcoming issues of “Poetica”, “Otter”, “The Journal” and in the Anthology by Mago BooksAlisa Velaj has been shortlisted of the annual international erbacce-press poetry award in June 2014. She is also shortlisted in the Aquillrelle Publishing Contest 3 in January 2015. Her poems are translated into English by Ukë Buçpapaj.

The Photographer: Faun Scurlock is a digital artist/photographer born and raised in Vancouver, WA. The constant weather changes of the Pacific Northwest bring her plenty of opportunity to capture landscapes, action shots, and abstract photographs. Faun's been published in multiple journals - The Phoenix and Salmon Creek Journal - and included in a student art show at Clark College.