To Remember the Day Issa Left

To Remember the Day Issa Left
To Remember the Day Issa Left

To Remember the Day Issa Left

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Birds that prey on birds

quietly slumber in grove

drift away from day

when the withered reeds break off

then move in with clouds swift flight

 

In shade near water

evanescence of dew drop

near swaying grasses

a little child starts to laugh

inside temperate night fall

 

All natures theater

presentation of actors

perform on light breeze

improvise off each other

always spotless performance

 

Wherever water

lingers during this Springtime

cattails always sway

a Canadian Goose comes

wipes muddy feet on flowers

 

On freshly filled field

a crow puts on theatrics

acts as if in cage

sleeps then wakes then sleeps again

nearby river makes no sound

 

2

To climb mountain path

such heat turns walk into load

sudden shower falls

become naked as a horse

cool as one foot waterfall

 

Roadway of old ants

line wanders this way and that

as it moves on by

starts where far clouds touch a peak

seems to stretch on forever

 

Snails climb towards garden

slowly, slowly at my feet

under brushwood gate

garden is far off mountain

snail moves at tempo of clouds

 

Patch of withered grass

lies within circle of growth

flower next to wilt

a bent and grown grandfather

looks down upon a green young

 

Hear voices of deer

this veil a paper window

lovely thing to hear

when no one envies the cold

or how lucky to grow old

 

3

Large is always large

but small things extremely close

can be very large

imaginary pictures

can hold both the small and large

 

Treading in small clouds

here is Buddha in the wind

as a brave banner

or mist that has been exhaled

or a Skylark flying high

 

The frog and the bird

two different marshland singers

constantly argue

on the virtues of song

their two different schools of sound

 

Water is dark green

to fall into a cold deep

just a sinking form

pond not doing anything

but providing buoyancy

 

Here ten thousand leaves

only few know master song

where mountains vanish

mist covers chance of meeting

quietly slumber in grove.

 

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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.

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