A Return to Spring

A Return to Spring

A Return to Spring


To remember art

glue holding mask together

way to gather and hold light

lover’s gratitude

songs limited syllables

to end with a collection.


Travel towards windsign

when we are tired to our bones

through heavy lift with reason

we clamber towards top

wrung of ladder towards light

mind free from all human ache.


To walk with my son

a similar path within

as seen on our walk without

this same desert road

at the end of the winter

soon we will walk more and more.


To find time to rest

though mind filled with our conflicts

distractions and flashing light

must clear this clutter

heavy handed emotions

these bulky concrete roadblocks.



These last days are cold

disassociate in snow

lost in forever birdsong

an ancient wild rhyme

keep faith in these bare shadows

fragile as a stem and leaf.


Day to clear our land

summoned from our history

spend hours on the backhoe

removing boulders

feel empty from hard days work

hold onto this nirvana.


Right of mind to calm

too many years studying

to find knowledge to survive

a change is needed

time to accept ignorance

whatever the rain destroys.


Soon the cold will cease

seedlings will bring green to brown

one last Spring for the records

change creates beauty

endows upon our sense awe

lost in breathless greenery.



Runs silent snowmelt

marshland moving to river

Magpies perch fragile treetops

provide bright color

along with Mallard underneath

who swims with quiet mate.


A grove of young tree

free of all pressing new thought

hover in shadow of old

sit silent in dark

simply being before growth

the empty times of the young.


Young gardener will bend

standing alone in Bluebells

empty except for soil

chisel to break stone

prepare large swath of the land

family food to survive.


Young Bluejay approach

a full Springtime bird feeder

cautious yet very hungry

grabs a seed then jumps

backward a few steps to see

if safe enough to eat more.

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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.

2 thoughts on “A Return to Spring

  • April 24, 2023 at 8:34 AM

    Jamie nice work. You do have a way to weave nature and words together so eloquently. Man I love spring but the real spring, not the ones we get in NY. We have like a week of low to mid 70s and mild breezes, seems nowadays it’s just cold to summer no in-between. Nice work again.


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