A Gathering of Poems

A Gathering of Poems

A Gathering of Poems

1.) Poems Dream

So hard to wake from dreams of heavy sleep,

to write between the urgency of yawn,

not one strong line before I fall upon

an endless call, after I take the leap.

Within the whispers of the wind they hide

each line as if to journey on their own

to face the world as fragments fully grown

and held together with a strap then tied.

From land of books and from files they come

some fragments flailing forward in the air,

some celebrate the fact that we are whole,

a lone star, or a product of a sum.

Each line will hold its weight and remain fair,

each word a step to reach a lifelong goal.

2.) Yesterday’s Iamb


This lamb stitch to hold together seam,

a wardrobe put together by each word,

to hold onto a life that seems absurd

and fill each roll with words from ream to ream.

Sometimes when thoughtless acts nauseate me

I find I need to sit for a short spell,

to dig into the archives from my well

and find an extra few short years to see.

In twilight gathering of poems begins,

my morning with the rising of the sun,

to see a kaleidoscope of color.

These poems full of saintly acts and sins

as remedies of life when I’m undone

to put in rhyme the path of each lover.

3.) Poems Gathering

To want to gather past all judging eyes

these words I’ve written over a lifetime

to remember a movement with this rhyme

or times my decisions brought child like sighs.

With guilty conscience pile my old notebooks

while sitting in my living room chair.

I find a couplet display perfect pair

of lines hidden from many readers looks.

A short but sweet epigram full of wit,

a letter never sent declaring love

to ghosts that haunt my every adult chore.

I never mocked my thought but mastered it

by letting free my will, like morning dove,

the minutes leading towards an open door.

4.) Poem Reflections

After reading my poems to compare

each shining light reflected from your hand

your chosen word the grain in piles of sand

our hearts combine every time we share.

Our age and distance lose all meaning here

with noses lost in notebooks from the past

unable to break free from the spells cast

a world that does not mind if I am near.

Please share with me as I will share with you

this journey through the layers of a life

found rich with veins of silver and of gold.

I promise that the feelings here are true

and maybe answers to our constant strife

are found within these notebooks bindings fold.

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

7 thoughts on “A Gathering of Poems

  • February 15, 2020 at 1:00 PM

    Oh, my! Such beautiful poems! You are a true poet! Your wording and unique rhyming patterns are quite appealing. I would be hard-pressed to choose a favorite one!

    You say that you only fairly recently began writing poetry? You must have been composing it internally all along! I’ve been writing poetry all my many years, and yet, I surmise that you, too, have many folders of poems you’ve already written! Plus you’ve published works!

    There is one very tiny error in “Yesterday’s Lamb”, which poem I really like. “…find and extra few short years to see.” (…. Here, ‘and’ should be ‘an’, modifying a word beginning with a vowel … ).

  • February 17, 2020 at 6:51 PM

    Awesome work here Jamie – like the others said “masterful”

  • February 20, 2020 at 2:09 AM

    A wonderful collection of poetry, Jamie. You are a true poet my friend, and the words flow from your heart and soul.

  • February 22, 2020 at 8:42 AM

    Thank you Nellieanna, Phyllis, Kurt, and John. I appreciate your kindness. Jamie

  • February 23, 2020 at 12:39 PM

    Oh Jamie, extremely well penned. Masterful work. One of my favorites from you. I enjoyed them all , they definitely had a familiarity for all of us poets. Nice work.


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