The Art of Pantomime

People of theater…

The Art of Pantomime

1.) Pantomime

Language of action

identical among races

or all of mankind.

Registering self

aware of ones own body

as a performance.


of each of our humble lives

primitive desires.

Language of action

every part of the body


This may take training

energy towards our interests

our moving pictures.

Already perfect

this part of our expression

this important role.

Like our ancestors

we’ve all made the same faces

expression could weep.

Throw backward your leg

to show that you are frightened

filled with sudden dread.

People of theater

actors, singers, and dancers

of every act.

Cooperation of muscle and language…

2.) Wooden Recordings

Wooden Recordings

still but with a massive reach

frozen expression.

Object of spoken

words to explain our motives

contagious language.

Finding character

by describing emotions

through daily movement.

Speech vitality

mixed with dramatic movement

a powerful force.

Interpretive dance

accompanied by music

we hardly notice.

We neglect action

significantly little

attention is paid.


of muscles and language

meaningful moments.

Instantly appeal,

ideas associations,

able to sum up.


to bodies operation

the words we could say.

This may take training…

3.) How to Ask Questions

Our own dramatics

displayed in each small gesture

each blow to the wind.

Facial expressions

all our body movements

laughter and our tears.

How to ask a question

with the will to manifest

facial expressions.

To show the world

with the happiest smiles

when we feel happy.

Here is pantomime

to translate every movement

of our daily lives.

All spontaneous

inflexions of our voices

displayed as a dance.

Through years been studied

documented and logged down

lines on our foreheads.

You can see my pain

when my grief is to heavy

to find the right words.

When the brow is raised

or when our cheeks are puffed out

or the times we pout.

Why I bend my head

bring my hand to lips to kiss

humbly bow down.


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 “The Art of Pantomime

  • March 30, 2019 at 4:54 PM

    The art of pantomine is interesting. I used to watch Marcel Marceau and marveled at how he could tell a story or express feelings with expression and movements. I enjoyed reading your work here, Jamie. Very well done.

  • May 21, 2019 at 3:25 AM

    Like Phyllis, I always admired mimes like Marcel Marceau. Pantomime may be an undervalued form of entertainment now, however, but still requires a lot of skill and so does good poetry. At that you succeed, Jamie. Well done.

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