Posts Tagged ‘listen’


Hearing Words

March 11, 2019

Pen Ink Drawing of an Owl ~ Illustration by Patrice for B.C. Central Credit Union

Hearing words in my head
They tell of times past
Sometimes things ahead

Listen well’

Is what they said

‘For in telling, we give you
A chance to know
Know how to deal with
What has happened
And what is still ahead’.
~ Patrice

Patrice Clarkson – 2019


Do I Have Something To Say

November 12, 2018

Brittainy ~ Watercolour by Patrice.

Do I have something to say
Will anyone listen
Have I gone to the past
That now lasts and ever lasts?

What will I do if the words
I spoke prove to be untrue
Will I cry
Will I speak of why?

Don’t know the answers
To those questions
Illuminating my mind.

Only know
I speak the words
That fill my questioning mind.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2018


Hear My Heart Call

June 20, 2018

Hoya Flower ~ Photo by Patrice

Hear my heart call
Hear that quiet voice
Murmur words of love
Filling all with grace.

Hear my heart call
Words to ease the pain
Sounds made from
A sweet refrain.

Hear my heart call
I’m not alone
Forever with me
In all my journeys.

Hear my heart call
Listen, listen to that sound
Hear my heart
Hear my heart call.
~ Patrice

Patrice Clarkson – 2018


Waters Rush

February 3, 2017

Waters Rush - Photo by Patrice

Waters rush

Insanity a must

As the waves come

Crashing down.

No respite

No delight

Harrowing thunder

Is the sound.

Water courses

Forces all

To come with it

Or to drown.

Waters rush



To the sound.

~ Patrice

Waters Rush - Photo by Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson 2017


When I Die

October 5, 2015

morning glories ~ Photo by Patrice

When I die and go to bed
Let me lie and not instead
Listen to the world around
Singing happy, coursing songs.

Let me not beneath the soul
Hear a call of some callous foe
Let me think of not just dread
When I die and go to bed
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2015


Feeling Down, Don’t Know Why

August 5, 2015

Feeling down, don’t know why
Heart is cold, feeling nothing
Nothing that can be told
Or reasoned why
Angry most of all at what I don’t recall.

Then there is my head
My mind it’s telling stories full of dread
It saids there is no way things will be right
Just give up, curl up and sleep
Til late tonight.

That’s when my heart beats up
Pounding, ‘Don’t give up!’
I can make it right, deep breath
The rest will come
Before falling of sweet night.

Hear things dear to your heart
Let your mind wander but don’t let it start
The bad, the sad or that which will taint
The faint of heart.
~ Patrice

Wolverine ~ Watercolour Art by Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2015


Your Calling Is Calling

June 5, 2015

Patrice Clarkson's Blog

© Patrice Clarkson – 2011

Your calling is calling
I think.

Follow and listen
To the directions
On how to proceed.

You may need help.
It will be there.
You may need support.
It will be there.
You may need reassurance
The way is right.
It will be made clear.

In the end
You’ll find its
You that has done all this
For you.


~ Patrice

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Liar, Liar

April 15, 2015

Costa Rican Raccoon Photo by Brent

Liar, liar
Don’t know how
Don’t know where
Won’t listen, nor see
Liar, liar
Standing in front of me.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2015


Understand Your Dreams

September 17, 2014

Understand your dreams
Listen to what they say
Hear what you must do
See what has been, what may come
Know every thought evolves from
Somewhere, something.

You dream
You dream and understand.
~ Patrice

Deer watching ~ Photo by Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2014


Hydro Out There Is No Doubt

November 18, 2013

Fallen Tree ~ photo by Patrice






Hydro out there is no doubt
Smash and crash
Is what the wind has been
Whining, howling across the span
Bending, breaking trees
Dashing dreams and all things
Seen, unseen.

Mutter, sputter does no good
Hydro out
As the onslaught marches
Destroying its way thru
Listen, listen to the howling wind
Crashing, smashing thru.
~ Patrice






© Patrice Clarkson – 2013

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