A Collection of Wind Chimes

I own these randomly crafted wind chimes…

A Collection of Wind Chimes


I own these randomly crafted wind chimes

to try and collect the wind where I’ve been

or catch a breeze from mysterious glen

a long remembrance of your breezy rhymes.

To listen to the music of these bells

express whether a peaceful gust or gale

a song to tell me if there’s wind to sail

these different tones that cast their varied spells.

Whether percussion of carved bamboo

or harpsichord of hanging metal chime

one can hear the weather run through the scales.

Along with wind, chimes will always ring true

to find these same rhymes with chimes every time

a wind chime collects more then windy tales.

I dream of walks through zen style garden path….


I dream of walks through zen style garden path

each branch of shade providing tree will hold

a delicately carved wind chime of old

to sing with birds who play in the bird bath.

I dream of hearing every little breeze

as octaves of bassoon through leaves of tree

to close my eyes to vision I must see

a monumental lesson left to freeze.

A garden dedicated to each sound

an orchestra from sky and then from earth

a message one must sit to contemplate

where chime with frog upon this wind is found

the smaller chimes will ring for all their worth

the song without them would be incomplete.

When shopping at my local hardware store…


When shopping at my local hardware store

so drawn into the aisle with the wind chimes

a long remembrance of your breezy rhymes,

I will only buy one even though poor.

An Autumn leaf in glass reflects the sun

to offer chime along with garden gnome

a place these wayward musicians call home

a time when holding hands was just for fun.

The porches that these chimes have seen to date

whose numbers equal that of all our lives

a testament to their fine craftsmanship.

We’ve heard the chimes while clearing off our plate

this meal now stored in musical archives

where time and sound begin a strong courtship.

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.

7 thoughts on “A Collection of Wind Chimes

  • March 23, 2019 at 8:18 PM

    Janie, I too adore windchimes and have a few of various mediums, shapes and sizes. All need to provide a different sound and tone. Your words here are just as beautiful and do justice to the sound of the chimes.

  • March 24, 2019 at 3:41 AM

    Jamie, this is a well crafted piece with great phrasing and very nice images. I love wind chimes and have several. I enjoyed reading your work here.

    • March 24, 2019 at 9:16 AM

      You have described sweet sounds of chimes. The wind talks to us through musical sounds.

  • March 24, 2019 at 8:15 AM

    Nice to hear from you John and Phyllis. I hope you both are doing well. I had a sudden burst of creative energy and had to share. Jamie

  • March 24, 2019 at 3:09 PM

    The wind and the sound it makes as it whistle though the aspen leaves or the sound of a northern winter storm has always been music to me. Wind chimes bring a haunting melody into the mix as well.. Nicely done Jamie

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