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You Haven’t Seen

April 17, 2019

You haven’t seen
All that needs to be seen
You haven’t heard the sound
Of a bird laughing
You haven’t been able
To show the world as one
No fractures
No acts hostile nor kind

No

That’s because
You’re not the one.

You’re part of the fibre
Enmeshed in it all
You are one of many
You are different
And still the same
You are loved and loving
In a sweet refrain
Sung by one
Who does it all

And

We don’t even know
His real name.
~ Patrice

Morning Glories ~ Photo by Patrice

Patrice Clarkson – 2019

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Sweet Water Greets

April 12, 2019

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Hummingbird and Feeder ~ Photo by Patrice

Sweet water greets those flying from the south
A long time since said goodbye
Now spring beckons them to our house
Heavy, sweet ruffled feathers
Shook out to contain some heat
Refilled from drinking that that’s sweet.

Tiny and big spring flowers bloom
Holding up their coloured petals
To the sun and to the moon
Sweet nectar deep inside
Lavish feast for who knows where it resides
Hovering there in spring.

Welcome back my little summer friends
Who harrow spring and winter’s end
Let summer too be about to begin
Trust your journey was a easy ride
On currents blowing up
On south’s humid tide.

We’ll share the warm summer’s breeze
You’ll drink sweet water
Til leaves begin to fall
Then on currents you’ll fly away
Drinking sweet water on your way
Back to a warm, south southern day.
~ Patrice

Pink Flower ~ Photo by Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2015

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Another Idea Came To Mind

April 10, 2019

Rottie Pups ~ Painting by Patrice

Another idea came to mind
Popped into my head
My mind
Write it down, ponder it
Express it
Make it become
A reality.

Cause if I let it be
It’ll wander and fade
To a fleeting thought
That once lived
Briefly
In my mind
In my psyche.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2019

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The Early Morning Light

April 8, 2019

Costa Rican Sunrise ~ Photo by Patrice

I wake in the early morning light
Pondering my mission, my delight
No other knows
No other can conceive
The thoughts, the words
The images that come
Only to me.

The early morning light
Can be quiet
Still as the darkness left
Or filled with joy
Sounds singing, bringing forth
The board, bright daylight.

I will lay here
In the midst of my thoughts
The grey dawn getting ever so light
I will rise, knowing
What must be done
Beyond the early morning light.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2019

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Wondering What I’m Going To Do

March 28, 2019

Mom and Twiggy ~ Photo by Patrice

Wondering what I’m going to do
Travel back in time
Or make memories all anew
Finding it hard to let go
Of thoughts and judgements
I’ve had, they just stay
They won’t go.

Heart is full, heart is fine
But it must be considerate
Of those along the way I find
Never to berate
Nor say stinging things
Be good, gentle
Moderate everything.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2019

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Spring Will Come

March 20, 2019

Crocus in spring ~ Photo by Patrice

Spring will come and be spectacular
Leaving behind winter cold and white
No more fighting for
Warmth in long days of brilliant sunlight
Can’t wait for you to arrive
To be basking in
Your freshness, beauty and majesty
All things alive.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2019

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I’ve Gone The Distance

March 18, 2019

Scratchboard Horses ~ Illustration by Patrice

I’ve gone the distance
I’ve paid the price
The fruits of my labour
may not be suffice
I’ve toiled, anguished
Over minor things
Leaping over hurdles
I’ve just about brought
My heart to the brink
Then
Because I love you
I believe
It’s worth everything.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2019

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