Let’s Head Back to the Beach

Let's Head Back to the Beach
Let’s Head Back to the Beach

Let’s Head Back to the Beach

I. Head Back

Tired of crowded beach

to find a space for sunlight

a long line of flower prints

let the dry sand fall

from one foot to another

one leaves water or enters


While we bath in sun

imagine beaches of Troy

pretend we are Achilles

arriving on beach

after a trek through the waves

accept this last walk to war


Place book on my chest

close eyes in hot midday dream

of lovers frolic in the waves

to replay trailer

“From Here to Eternity”

twice behind my eyelids shade


II. To the Beach

Today maybe one

of those worry free beach days

where everyone plays in waves

to dive from the rocks

where one child remains frightened

stands still while others take plunge


Let us move ourselves

from a boat to the water

from the water to the sand

boat motor fills air

not sounds from Battles of Troy

children building sand castles



Write about the beach

metaphor for summertime

the lake seems so calm today

waves on pebbles roar

sweet is the morning beach air

retreats at winds end


A worn out beach book

tattered cover sand on prose

not able to remain dry

yet still readable

while worlds frolic in a tide

find a story to escape


Never too much beach

we are tied to the water

drawn by physiology

the need to cool down

to find cool quieting thoughts

as feet sink into wet sand



A lake with beach faith

morning sun reflects off splash

made by navigating wake

near a Pelican

floating a flimsy boat

a child begins his journey


Hemingway visits

his visions of war to shore

an engrossed reader reads on

directly in path

of the midday summer sun

or a splash from active surf


A poem of sand

along the shore people meet

put up shade place their beach chairs

come join us on beach

take a quick nap in the sun

while our children take a dip


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My name is Jamie Lee Hamann and I have a passion for writing short fiction and poetry. I started writing for TCE around 2015 and since then I have finished seven collections of poetry and plans for more. I currently live in Lemmon Valley NV with my family. If you desire to find my other work on the internet feel free to stop by my website simplepoetics.weebly.com. The website offers articles on poetry, poems, and links to all my other writing.

3 thoughts on “Let’s Head Back to the Beach

  • July 5, 2021 at 7:22 AM

    Great poetry, Jamie. I love how you reference writing and written works in with the descriptions of spending time at the beach. I good read.

  • August 12, 2021 at 5:13 PM

    A lovely day at the beach where the mind can soar like seagulls above. Great work, Jamie. I enjoyed this day at the beach.


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