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See The Rings

April 27, 2017

Sunlight in the wood ~ Photo by Patrice

See the rings
The rings of life
See them circle
Bringing
Embracing life
Different colours
Different lines
Going round
Since
The beginning of time.
~ Patrice  

© Patrice Clarkson – 2017

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Butterfly Flutters

April 26, 2017

Butterfly and Flowers ~ Photo by Patrice

Butterfly flutters
Breathing in sunlight
Going from left
To right
Landing on a flower
That feeds just right.

Beauty encompasses
Wings in flight
Staying still
Only a second
To take a taste
Of the drink of life.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2017

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We Keep Secrets

April 25, 2017

Jackal ~ Illustration by Patrice for Holt, Rinehart and Winston's reader, 'Flights Near And Far'

We keep secrets
We hold them tight
Never exposed
To see the morning light.

We keep secrets
Silent, secretive
They speak not a word
Sometimes to the grave
They’re carried, never heard.

We keep secrets
Untold secrets
We grasp them tight
Feeling the burden
The weight not light.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2017

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Let Me See

April 24, 2017

Road and Rail Fence ~ Photo by Patrice

Let me see the art
Let me see the way
Let no one bar my path
But help me
On my way.

Bask in bright sunlight
See it shines for you
Never veering, always holding
Making all dreams
Come true.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2017

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Can I Fix It?

April 21, 2017

Patrice Clarkson's Blog

Downy Woodpecker ~ photo by Patrice

Can I fix it?
Will I be the one
That’s the hero
In a situation
That should not be?

Crushed and miserable
Full of doubt
Must move forward
Cast it out.

Smile with gratitude
Mean it
See it radiate
All about.

My strength and smile
Will cast misery out.
Can I fix it?
I have no doubt.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2013

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Old Lady

April 20, 2017

Me ~ Photo by Patrice

When I look in the mirror
I see an old lady
Starring at me.

I agonize over
Whether she
Really likes me.

Does she think
Me silly
I can’t see.

But so want to tell her
I’m happy
She got to be an old lady
Just like me!
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2017

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Heaven Helps

April 18, 2017

Water Lilies ~ Photo by Patrice

Heaven helps
Helps me see
The things I need to see
Feel the things that will guide me
Hear the beauty in everything
Everything
Everything around me.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2017

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