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End of April Couplets II (2022)

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.


End of April Couplets II (2022)

Acrylic paint on palette freshly swirled

these colors this art makes up my whole world.

So many pennies I still need to toss

so many lone bridges still left to cross.

To soften hard edges with Heaven's Lathe

and create beauty as message of faith.

Only a small percent of us drink our fill

on the land of God run by our own free will.

To grab precious time while Earth slightly tilts

with canvas gessoed on long-legged stilts.

To try to grab minutes to let our tea seep

examine old art and try not to weep.

The sour essence of the lemon rind

with sugar added so we can be kind.

Now I know the foundation is not gone

and this piece will benefit from crayon.

April seems to work in subtle ways

when color is added upon the grays.

Places where I once felt the need to wander

know I hardly take the time to gander.

Carried down river upon the flood

of art and family with acrylic blood.

© 2022 Jamie Lee Hamann