A Back Country Backpacking Trip With My Son

A Back Country Backpacking Trip With My Son

 

The depths we’ll go to find ourselves in woods,

to park the car a distance from trail-head

and strap my pack upon my back like lead,

then leave behind us all our shoulds and coulds.

This time to walk as slow as one can go

into the pine and knotted underbrush

to hear the birdsong over rivers rush,

a day of natural oratorio.

My son is by my side with every step,

a squirrel, he skitters along the trail,

he does not understand the need for flight,

a place to ponder every sad misstep

to see the wind lift the bird without fail,

we pack our packs into the starry night.

Jamie Lee Hamann

My name is Jamie Lee Hamann and I have a passion for writing short fiction and poetry.I currently live in Washoe Valley NV with my family.I am excited to share my poetry and my writing and I hope that you enjoy reading as much as I enjoy writing.

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Jamie Lee Hamann

My name is Jamie Lee Hamann and I have a passion for writing short fiction and poetry. I currently live in Washoe Valley NV with my family. I am excited to share my poetry and my writing and I hope that you enjoy reading as much as I enjoy writing.

4 thoughts on “A Back Country Backpacking Trip With My Son

  • November 20, 2016 at 11:51 PM
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    How beautiful the bond between father and son. Very nicely penned verse, Jamie. I can almost see the two of you walking along the trail. Great work.

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  • June 15, 2017 at 6:05 PM
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    Very nice and I shared it with my backpacking partner, my son, who also writes songs. Thank you.

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