Sam Hamer

Samuel Hamer is a practicing attorney in Minnesota. He earned degrees in physics from Wheaton College and in law from Harvard Law School. His occasional poetry considers themes of faith, doubt, and family. Sam lives with his wife, Naomi, and three boys near Minneapolis.

Poetry: Midnight Sledding


Midnight Sledding             (December 31, 2009) A last December sled down Grandpa’s hill, Surprised to see beneath a bright blue moon, A seldom second…

Poetry: A Promising Stone


A Promising Stone I cannot afford you flawless. To boast this stone so seeming smooth Glitters in grace through cracks and cuts And faults…

Poetry: A Constellation


Faithfully shining this fam’ly of stars Patiently pointing in radiant song Wheeling in motion to music they sing The love in the law of…

Poetry: Belly Gunner

Culture / Poetry

Belly Gunner My father’s father flew beneath the mass And sweating steel of allied bomber wings Defending stranger friends both now and past Hunched…

Poetry: A Good Hike

Culture / Poetry

A Good Hike We hike with him a rough and unmarked trail, A park for all ordained as common ground, Our father, boots laced,…