To Stand in a Blossoming Garden

when roses bloomed in my backyard
To Stand in a Blossoming Garden

To Stand in a Blossoming Garden


A small bird singing

he pulls his wings in and down

this is the seasons first song

sings to great buddha

of a man as he files by

walking as if in the snow.


Chirps upon the door

sleeping butterfly shadows

in the shade a falling star

where the cool things are

and the birds sing at entrance

almost holding onto hand.


Widowed cricket mourns

to play woeful violin

hidden deep within the walls

this melody makes

a path that calmly surrounds

humanity harmony.


Old man or his wife

one or other contemplates

from shade of homes back porch

in August twilight

the song of this buddha bird

a seasonal orchestra.



Soon the end of day

when lamplight replaces sun

when insects tunes are lovers

the cool of nighttime

this year brings new harvest moon

shines dull light on grey in hair.


Narrow barley lane

with shadow like lake bottom

everything captured by light

till nothing remains

May rain when the frogs will swim

the glitter of fields in mix.


A scraping of pine

the sounds of night growing late

as if garment to take off

symbols of the moon

such an envied loveliness

a windblown cloud companion.


No one sits to hear

a butterfly stitch dawn

sun feels like bucket on wall

as one sits to learn

a tree frog sings on young leaf

lone pitter patter of rain.



Hope today to see

stand in a blossoming garden

surrounded by blue flower

an Apricot tree

pink breeze of cherry blossom

garden of white camelia.


Clearing of vision

rejoice in ordinary

all common experience

compact and complete

a flowers obedience

to be silent to the ear.


Hidden flower view

these syllabic epigrams

at sixty ears obey

nine more years to go

to last as long these blossoms

in spring before summer heat.


Around noontime dreams

our necks sore from watching skies

wandering dreams pass with wind

wail of memory

when fields were black from burning

bright flames from the night before.

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

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