I can't seem to stop writing poetry or reading poetry. I think it is safe to say I love poetry and I love sharing great poetry with others.
My Reading Habits
Absorbing every word of Di Prima
Where collected poems of Lawrence wait
like Auden's Light Verse Collections lead fate
rewrite "letters." in Ottava Rima.
Would rather read some limerick by Lear
to giggle under breath in anapest
enjoy a laugh give serious a rest
put time into finding sense of humor.
Do not forget to leave the printed page
and join online to catch up with my friend
the latest from my co-workers and peers.
Though reading always takes center stage
a riveting novel I have to end
or manual when fixing a cars gears.
Reading a book on physics of sun
or Isaac Asimov on the Genome
the complexities found in chromosome
"There is a remedy or there is none!"
A real joy begins with McAfery
to join the dragons in her 'DragonFlight"
feel wind in hair as you fly by moonlight
the effect of excellent imagery.
Or feel that I am not reading at times
pick up anthology out of guilt
or story about rocket engineer.
Absorbing fee verse free of any rhymes
articles of lady sewing a quilt
and words of scripture to live without fear.
© 2021 Jamie Lee Hamann
Ann Carr from SW England on April 19, 2021:
So much to read and an eclectic taste. I too love Anne McAfery and her dragon series. I read it ages ago and you're so right about the imagery - it transports the reader to another world, literally!
If you want an author who's actually billed as a travel author but writes beautifully, often poetically, try 'Landmarks' by Robert Macfarlane.
Love your poem about reading.
Jamie Lee Hamann (author) from Reno NV on April 19, 2021:
Thank you John and Umesh.
Umesh Chandra Bhatt from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on April 19, 2021:
Very interesting. Well brought out.
John Hansen from Queensland Australia on April 19, 2021:
An excellent and interesting piece of writing. Thanks for sharing your reading habits, Jamie. Well done.