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Clouds Thunder

July 10, 2020

Patrice Clarkson's Blog

Lilacs in a Storm ~ Photo by Patrice

Clouds thunder
Rain parts cloudy sky
No sunlight hits a silent ground.

Lighting strikes fear in a heart
Brought to a sudden
Wakening start.

Rain drops on a tin roof
A pinging ring in the midst of a world
Filled with all this thundering sound.

Life and breathe are brought
Given to a earth parched
Thirsting for that thundering, lighting
Rain sound.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2016

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Silent Message

July 3, 2020

Patrice Clarkson's Blog

Mom and Twiggy ~ Photo by Patrice

Silent message
Quiet and discreet
Voicing everything
I just couldn’t speak.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2016

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Another Month Starts

June 26, 2020

Patrice Clarkson's Blog

Farm view ~ Photo by Patrice

Another month starts today
Another path lies
Focused in some way
On the dream manifesting itself
In all waking, living things.

Gently, quietly step upon the step
That brings all you want, all you need
To the self that sings
Nature’s beauty
Daring, just to dream.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2016

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The Sky Is Beauty

June 19, 2020

Patrice Clarkson's Blog

Orange Lily ~ Photo by Patrice

The sky is beauty
Flowers be
The most beautiful
Anyone could ever see.

Summers’ come
It’s weaving a warm, soft web
Enveloping all spring’s brought
From winter’s dread.
~Patrice  

© Patrice Clarkson – 2016

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Can’t Help But See

June 12, 2020

Patrice Clarkson's Blog

Black Swan ~ Photo by Patrice

Can’t help but see
The world living, unfolding
As it should be.

Can’t help but feel
The soft and gentle caring
Beneath my feet.

Can’t help but hear
A song of love
Filling each of my ears.

Can’t help but live
A life full of harmony
Can’t help but see all this, around me.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2016

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Remember When

June 5, 2020

Patrice Clarkson's Blog

Safe and Strong ~ Illustration by Patrice for Ginn and Company's math book, 'Starting Points in Mathematics'

Remember when
Life was soft
And
Then the world burst
Spewing anger.

That is when
I fell from my heart
Landing in a den of angry giants
Eating,
Crunching hapless wrens
Cried in anger, feared for death.

 That is when
I saw the world
Issue out some justice
My tears were dried, my heart soothed
And
I remembered when.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2016

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My Heart Grows Old

May 29, 2020

Patrice Clarkson's Blog

Saluki ~ Watercolour by PatriceMy heart grows old
With stories that are told
Snuggled in a soul
That will never, ever
Grow old.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2016

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Somewhere Along The Way

May 22, 2020

Patrice Clarkson's Blog

Heron in the creek ~ Photo by Patrice

Somewhere along the way
My heart bled and sadness, sorrow
Washed away.

Somewhere along the way
I don’t know where or will I stay
Near or far, far away.

Somewhere along the way
My heart bled and washed
All thoughts of you away.

Somewhere
Somewhere along the way.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2016

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May 24th Celebration Has Gone

May 15, 2020

Patrice Clarkson's Blog

May 24th Celebration in Jarvis ~ Photo by Patrice

May 24th celebration has gone
used to be festivities
All day long.

Nothing, no more celebrating
Can’t understand
How could all this pass?

Used to be dancing, parties, sing-along
Fireworks and baseball
May 24th celebration, all day long.
~ Patrice

May 24th Celebration in Jarvis ~ Photo by Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2016

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I Was The Girl

May 8, 2020

Patrice Clarkson's Blog

* Each day this week, I’m going to be posting writings that came to me in the middle of the night after watching a documentary on Janis Joplin. Whether it is Janis writing these words thru me, or my perception of what I watched, I have no idea. Yours to decide and I hope, enjoy.

Janis Joplin during photoshoot for Big Brother & Holding Company, Forest Knolls, CA. 1967. © Lisa Laws Janis Joplin during photoshoot for Big Brother & Holding Company, Forest Knolls, CA. 1967. © Lisa Laws

I was the girl who stood in the back
I was the one who didn’t say any of that
I was the one who laughed and cried
I was the one who breathed the breath
Who stood alone amongst the rest
Never knowing my heart
I think, I guess.
~ Patrice

© PatriceClarkson – 2016

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