A Country Garden in the Snow

fit in green places
                                                                                                places that eat the sunlight

A Country Garden in the Snow

I.) Landscaping

To fit in green places

places that eat the sunlight

and release our peace.

A metric echo

a stories thickening plot

reveals hardiness.

To fit in small spaces

the bloom of purple flowers

corners of our eyes.

Virginia Bluebells

or hardy Wild Cyclamen

soft purple blanket.

Small Dogwood softens

Lilacs bring old-fashioned charm

Japanese Maple.


2.) Yards

Though some find comfort

well placed ornamental stone

surrounding concrete.

Dog tooth violets

banking near the blue and green

delicate flower.

Through composted soil

Climbing Rose and Fiddlehead

paradise for worms.

Arrange the color

attract sun drenched butterfly

Canterbury Bells.

                                                                                          Canterbury Bells

3.) A Rooftop Garden

A rooftop garden

combination of color

textures of the sky.

Breath in the fragrance

to sit near Solomon’s Seal

lose oneself awhile.

Mixed in with bark mulch

a variety of shells

water memory.

Self like Day Lily

though time has made me fragile

I bloom in season.

                                                                                              A lush collection

4.) When Winter Comes

Your unwanted wasps

have left a dry fragile nest

no more life to live.

Riot of color

moving in from the border

a touching contrast.

Planting in the shade

forgetting the painful sting

from thoughtless trespass.

To build a new wall

to house our climbing garden

a restrained palette.

Unattractive paths

leading to neglected ponds

forgotten high walls.

                                                                                                      Forgotten high walls

5.) A Winter Barren

A war on weeds

to maintain formalities

with sunny border.

Unsightly features

cold dry areas, poor soil

close eyes to color.

Using the shade well

to alienate others

from growing strong here.

The chill in the shade

will turn over grown hedges

a featureless lawn.

This is politics

behind this bold landscaping

sleep in shady beds.

One dying large tree

no longer providing life

underneath each branch.

These frosty borders

have lost ornamental edge

dark with foreign greens.

Site and exposure

to keep in mind the bare slope

from cracked patio.

A lush collection

the different together

trying hard to live.

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

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