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A Week of Papier Mache

My name is Jamie Lee Hamann and I started sharing poetry articles back in 2013. Every year I share a poem a day in April.



cut into strips

moisten with starch and glue

place gently on everything you find

to dry,


create our mask

a stretchy resilience

yet after layer and layer


This craft

moments with you

I see you without mask

here as we work, Papier Mache

your face.

For love

creative mess

of our coated fingers

locomotive of creative



greek tragedy

a mask for performance

explaining our place and setting

on stage.


is created

with each layer of past

well crafted masks will have much

to say.

To work


on these strips of paper

to where we place these torn momentos

an end.

A week

of work with craft

to enter a silence

of soft Papier Mache dreams

to play.

© 2019 Jamie Lee Hamann

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