Five poems by Jamie Romanet

The urgency of our times and the dearth of hours in the studio while I was home with my children during Covid prompted me to begin writing poetry. I wrote the first poems as a response to some portraits I had painted, and, although I’m back in the studio now, I continue to write.

-Jamie Romanet

Jamie Romanet, Beloved, 2022

Storm whispered
in six berries a tender 
September rain

Jamie Romanet, Dream of Trees, 2022

Under a waning
winter moon 
the last leaf trembles

Jamie Romanet, Moonstones, 2022

Moonstones echo 
oceans depth and your face
sails back to me

Your golden harden rock,
your burnt ghost flames.
For 13 years a soothing fog drags
beside the lapping wave.
Gentle married lovers
moored at the cliffs edge.

You have to feel the swell change
John told Joan
I was out of my depth
A typewriter unwinds a black tulip,
a common prayer,
and clay pieces flawlessly assembled in a line.
A fresh voice
that feels about pain
knows where it is
and a love song
to remember what it is 
to be me 

About the Author: Jamie Romanet is an American painter living in France. She has had poems published in Peripheries Journal (5) and Caesura Magazine. She is represented by Municipal Bonds Gallery in San Francisco.

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