Posts Tagged ‘illustration by Patrice’


Your Sweet Soul

May 18, 2017

Diva and Lise Illustration ~ Illustration by Patrice

When your sweet soul
Touches me
I’m just in ecstasy
No light shines
As bright
Nor does the blue sky
When telling me
How you too
Are in love
In love with me.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2017


Writing Comes Easy

May 9, 2017

Chickens and Eggs ~ Illustration by Patrice for the Educational Publisher, Ginn and Company

Writing comes easy
It’s the meaning that is hard.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2017


Chaos And Wonder

May 1, 2017

Safe and Strong ~ Illustration by Patrice



Chaos and wonder
Are displayed
Reaching for justice
Dragons are slayed
No one comes forth
Nothing delayed
Anguish is vanquished
Honour laid
In beautiful heaps
At someone’s grave.
~ Patrice


Patrice Clarkson – 2017


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


I Hear My Heart

April 5, 2017

Dave's Horse  ~ illustration by Patrice

Holding still and listening quietly
I hear my heart say everything.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2017


Another Mouse

March 24, 2017

Patrice Clarkson's Blog

Convict Cartoon ~ illustration by Patrice

Another mouse
Inside the house
Caught by just his tail
Tried to run
That son of a gun
But the clatter left a trail.

Caught like a rat
In a trap
How could I let him go?
That I did
Outside in the cold blue snow
I did, I really did let him go.

If he lives is up to him
For it’s not
For me to know
I just let a mouse
That was in the house
I just let him go.

So if you see a mouse
With tape upon his tail
He is the one I did let go!
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2013

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Haven’t Heard

March 21, 2017

Yehudi Menuhin ~ Illustration by Patrice

Haven’t heard
The end
Haven’t heard
The start
Waiting in between


To hear my heart.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2017

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