Practice Art of Seeing

Practice the Art of Seeing
Practice the Art of Seeing


Practice the Art of Seeing



The growth of America

movement of populations

prosperities illusion



We are under the same law

rocks, plants, everyman

only long roots of consumption

rates of consumption


Need to slow down quite a bit

to witness all these changes

the chrysalis of a moth

the book of nature


Marginal notes and references

genial ground underfoot

a moment of sympathy

a congregation


Quietness holds a power

sees fertility and depth

human life and character

room for smaller sound


Inexhaustable storehouse

moth cocoon and feeding snakes

a pleasure in minute things

a conservation



Practice the art of seeing

breaking of rock into soil

grand due to its resource

drama of wild bees


Must take risks of being stony

hold onto land while it heals

build homes near every crop

stop mass production


Scour trees around your home

multiple times until bare

winter birds will find a home

a place to hide seed


Burin Petral Greyback Fern

wingspan of the Albatross

one hundred thousand bleached bones

adorn rich man’s plate


Land always engulfed by flame

funnels of thick greyish smoke

oily residue on land

a dangerous art


Here refining their bleaching

oil residue toxic fumes

so long without any care

we create these hells



Time before pushing nature

further and further away

there had to be at least one

who did not agree


Passenger pigeon would feed

a poor family for a month

biblical bird of beauty

no longer exists


Certain places empty sky

no more sound of morning wings

songs no longer lead seasons

nests built with fresh twigs


Imagine thoughts of the last

Passenger Pigeon in flight

looking for a flock now gone

or for its lost mate


Metaphor of creation

move towards great creation

a constantly varied task

happens to be now


Look outside into nature

seasonal teas create

a terminal bud of growth

to live to create


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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.

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