Soft Shock of Apples Falling

Soft shock of apples falling
Soft Shock of Apples Falling

Soft Shock of Apples Falling


Spring flowers are babbling

flying embers taking chase

one puts their hands up to face

goodbye world gardens


White Lilies in a black lake

still on Heaven’s windless hill

when trees hold dead seeds in hand

who will save the land?

Earth I cannot say goodbye

you have held me as a child

showed me the greatest valleys

hidden swimming hole


This land says lay low lay low

no one will know when you die

we slowly walk to our jobs

the land says lay low


Always climbing up beanstalks

feel the need to fight old giants

with hopes that dreams will come true

and maybe they will


Soft shock of apples falling

from old trees in the orchard

upon the rocky hilltops

forgotten orchards



Chicken with fresh Rosemary

a pungent leaf under knife

like so many death poems

turn tattered pages


In woods we quarrel and war

over withered Strawberry

darkened and sweetened past noon

hidden from pasture


Your love has become winter

a force gone predatory

fighting against my nature

different story


Once along this windy road

I forced myself all alone

to watch a stalk of wheat bend

slightly in a breeze


As study of hilltops show

religious imagery goes

apex of the average

hill in ratio


This sticky sweet winter sea

a beach of seaweed and pod

replaced by city tallness

lovely city trees



These flowers placed for the dead

along the path I sought her

seem to have wilted with time

so will she love well?


With light Psyche turns to dust

dance no more in narrow shoes

all that you love lies right here

solid patch of ground


With guitar I carry on

heard through eternal silence

no soft footsteps of children

rustling fall leaves


I arrive to the party

too tired to be merry

to glance at newspaper

ominous weather


Darling hard from ragged chill

leave baggage and dry your eyes

be careful you may fall ill

too many tears fall


Your true lover remains this view

and this hilltop will fight time

to plan for eternity

a love that will stay

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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 The website offers articles on poetry, poems, and links to all my other writing.

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