Pocket Poems


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One of Sally's poems was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2017

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All poems by Sally Clark 

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If you want to keep something close to you,

you put it in your pocket.

Some pockets are deep; some pockets are shallow.

These poems are of the same scope and landscape.

Each one holds a small treasure.


 Over 46,000 copies sold!


Where's My Hug?
a lift-the-flap board book
for ages 2-5.
Written by Sally Clark
Illustrated by Estelle Corke
Published by Hachette Book Group
and Silver Medal winner
of a 2015
Moonbeam Children's Book Awards


Browsing Archive: February, 2009


Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, February 26, 2009, In : poetry 

When I am sick,
it's hard to pray;
I feel most like
a withered limb
to Him,
still attached
but useless;
the pain of separation
far greater than
the pain that I

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Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, February 19, 2009, In : poetry 

Thick sweetness caught me as
I rounded the corner, a mass
of white blooms waving
on slender stalks, an invitation
to inhale Spring's promise
and believe.

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Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, February 15, 2009, In : poetry 

I treasure nothing more than
the words he gives to me,
horde them like riches,
hide them like jewels,
carry them like secrets in my heart
where no one else can see,
live out of his good love,
all the days of my life.

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Posted by Sally Clark on Thursday, February 12, 2009, In : poetry 

What appears to be a tangled mass of
stripped, stunted, empty branches is
really us, all growing from the same root,
in the same soil, breathing the same air;
all awaiting our resurrection budding when
our nakedness will be clothed and
the tangles of our lives become a
beautiful, breathing canopy of green.

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Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, February 11, 2009, In : haiku 

yellowed grass and limestone rock
monochrome landscape of
a monotonous drought

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How Long?

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, February 9, 2009, In : poetry 

In this droughted landscape,
wind fills the air with dust,
stings the eyes that strain
to see an end in sight.

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Sister, Sister

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, February 7, 2009, In : children's poems 

Sister, sister, sister, dear,
sometimes, I'm glad that you are here,
sometimes, I think that you are sweet;
your deepest secrets I will keep.

But sometimes you annoy me so,
I just can't wait to see you go
anywhere that is not here,
sister, sister, sister, dear!

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Three Years Old

Posted by Sally Clark on Sunday, February 1, 2009, In : poetry 

I ask Ella Rose how old is Jesus and
without hesitation,
she holds up her fingers:
one, two, three.

She knows that Jesus snuggles
in her arms when she rocks her dolls,
warms her with pink, princess fleece,
and agrees with her that spinach is yuck.

They enjoy a close relationship in
the shared experiences of a lifetime.

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Every day has a poem. I watch, I listen, I think, I pray. When I hear a poem, I write it down. Sometimes I find a picture that illustrates the day. I am always surprised. I hope you will be, too.

A writer of many genres, Sally Clark loves living in a small town with her husband where their grown children and five grandchildren all live within walking distance. Crowded with relationships, busy with activities, Sally takes refuge on the balcony of their old Victorian house - the perfect place to pen her thoughts.

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Contact Sally at: auslande@ktc.com 

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