Returning to My Springtime Home

The deer..dipping their tongues in….

Some animals liberate days, and then many

nights, lazily grazing, playing in sweet soft greenery

of spring, in its bright bottled kaleidoscopes of

youth, bravery in numbers, and the musty smells of love,

while dancing in circular patterns enjoying

these pungent scents of spring.  Stood there in patterns, stretching

as high as I could lift my weary head towards

sky, in a prayer to heavens, my spirit moved upwards

thanking all the playing, singing, and arranging

being made by mystic alterations of self, freeing

my hands from winters shackles, being able to

run for the first time in six years as fast as one can move

in any direction, but mostly up the wind

swept gravel driveway that took each footstep softly to mend

mild disturbances of stone under my callous toes.

Softly climbing as if not moving, in a still photo

graph of deer sitting silently at smooth sides of

a sunlit pool dipping their tongues in the newly thawed love

of living, that the deer remembered from their child

hoods.  Returning to my springtime, home, to mend severed ties.


Jamie Lee Hamann
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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 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.

3 thoughts on “Returning to My Springtime Home

  • June 22, 2016 at 12:31 PM

    Jaimie, this is a beautiful rendition of what it is like to return home and become one with Nature again. May you always walk in beauty and harmony.

  • June 23, 2016 at 1:19 PM

    Nice job, Jaime. You bring to life many a picture here. Thank you for sharing this one with us.


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