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: March, 2009

Indian Hawthorne

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, March 31, 2009, In : poetry 

The smell of pink
is a sweet perfume with
a touch of spice;
strong and delicate
all at once;
an intoxication to
boyish bees buzzed
with pink's allure.

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Fruits of the Spirit: Gentleness

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, March 30, 2009, In : poetry 

Simple, round, all-seasonal grapes
are tender pop-and-eat fruits;
easy, requiring little effort to savor
the seductive gentleness that ferments
into a heady wine; inviting a leisured
afternoon in the shade of their
climbing, curling vines.

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Fruits of the Spirit: Faithfulness

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, March 27, 2009, In : poetry 

No guile in the banana,
what you see is what you eat,
raw-green or over-ripe brown,
these yellowing sickle-shaped
truth-tellers grow in
encouraging bunches atop
waving stalks of faithfulness.

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Fruits of the Spirit: Goodness

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, March 24, 2009, In : poetry 

Apples require some cold weather,
some fortitude to scale their branches,
sink strong teeth into these honest
fruits of integrity, savoring the reward that
determined goodness brings.

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Fruits of the Spirit: Kindness

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, March 23, 2009, In : poetry 

A friendly kiss of kindness,
strawberries bear their seeds on the outside,
hearts on their sleeves,
tip their little green caps to passersby,
stems reaching out to form
compassionate handles of
sympathetic sharing.

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

Nothing much, I hear her say
and feel her smile at the
funeral home's metal grave marker
still there one year later.

Just the way she would have wanted it,
next to her son,
a humble life of huge faith
marked simply and with dignity.

Harvest flowers and a scarecrow
still bright into the Spring,
drying stems of flowers
left long ago and one
empty-handed friend who came
just to remember.

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Fruits of the Spirit: Patience

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

Pock-marked orange requires
patience to open; its careful
but deliberate peeling needs
a strong hand; hast will
ruin the sunshine-flavored segments;
this calm fruit rolls easily
wherever it travels, a wheel
within a sphere.

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Fruits of the Spirit: Peace

Posted by Sally Clark on Friday, March 13, 2009, In : poetry 

Blanketey-soft sun-blushed skin
quietly breaks with little resistance to
reveal a peaceful sweetness
all its own; peaches grow on
smallish trees, easy to
reach for children who suck
its large stone-seed,
carry in their pockets a
promise to plant.

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Fruits of the Spirit: Joy

Posted by Sally Clark on Wednesday, March 11, 2009, In : poetry 

Pink juicy drips from red-happy fruit,
watermelon grins on sticky chins,
smiling green rind left behind;
black seeds dribble to the ground
sprout trailing vines that tickle the earth,
grow round and happy with joy.

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Saturday Morning

Posted by Sally Clark on Monday, March 9, 2009, In : children's poems 

Cookie dough ice cream
in a waffle cone
for breakfast is
why God made
Saturday mornings
and grandmothers.

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Fruits of the Spirit: Love

Posted by Sally Clark on Saturday, March 7, 2009, In : poetry 

Round-bottomed, slender-necked,
sun-browned skin, Bosque pears rock
gently together in their shared bowl,
soft-sweet love fruit leaves a strong core
to be planted and grown deep in good soil;
a wholesome white-flowering harvest.

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Ducks in a Row

Posted by Sally Clark on Tuesday, March 3, 2009, In : children's poems 

Ducks in the sun,
all in a row;
lacy hearts,
shadows grow.

Setting sun,
window glows;
tiny rose buds and
blue ribboned bows.

Day is done,
dreams hello;
duck in the sun,
all in a row.

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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.

Visit Sally's web site at: www.sallyclark.info

Contact Sally at: auslande@ktc.com 

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