Pocket Poems


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All photography by Sally Clark

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.



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

Read and hear Sally reading her poems every week on http://ifollowfredericksburg.com

The Joy of Poetry

July 10, 2016

In Megan Willome’s

wonderful new book,

The Joy of Poetry:

How to Keep, Save, & Make Your Life With Poems,

published by T.S. Poetry Press

Sally’s poem, “Unattended,”

is featured on page 78.


Tor House

June 30, 2016

Robinson Jeffers Tor House Foundation

2016 Prize for Poetry Awards

awarded Sally an Honorable Mention

for her poem, "Summer Fruit."

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Earth Blessings

June 10, 2016

Sally’s poem, “Gifts to Yourself,”

is featured on page 56 of

Earth Blessings: Prayers, Poems, and Meditations,

compiled by June Cotner

and published by Viva Editions.

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Old Sheets

June 4, 2016

If you were riding a VIA bus around

in San Antonio, Texas, in the month

of April, you might have seen Sally’s

poem, “Old Sheets,” featured among

many other that month.

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Back to Joy

June 2, 2016

Back to Joy: Little Reminders to Help Us Through Tough Times

compiled by June Cotner

published by Andrews McMeel

Sally’s poem, “Faith,” based on John 3:8,

is featured on pages 50 and 51.

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Thanksgiving Parody Poem

November 21, 2015

Pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake,

Pilgrim man,

Shoot me a turkey,

As fast as you can.


Pluck it and rub it,

and stuff it with corn,

and roast it in the oven

for Thanksgiving morn.

This poem appears in

Thanksgiving Poetry Writing

poetry by Sally Clark

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November 6, 2015

Yellow corn grows on tall, green stalks

filled with kernels sure to pop;

Yellow bright, you can’t miss

this creamy-corn Thanksgiving dish.


This poem appears in

Thanksgiving Poetry Writing

poetry by Sally Clark

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October 30, 2015


is the round month,

the cool, harvest moon month,

the golden-yellow foliage month,

the spooky ghosts and goblins month,

the orange and brown and ochre month,

the hooting owls on fence posts month,

the foggy woods and bales of hay and

crunching-in-the-leaves month,

the followed-by-November month,

the jolly Jack o’Lantern month,

the month of Halloween.

This poem is featured in Halloween Poetry Writing    

by Sally Clark

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A Cat Named Skinner

September 2, 2015

A clerihew poem:


A cat named Skinner

ate flies for dinner,

unless they escaped

and flew off his plate.


This poem is featured in

Cat Poetry Writing: 30 Poems about Domestic Cats

 all poems by Sally Clark

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Texas Poetry Calendar 2015

September 2, 2015

Texas Poetry Calendar 2015

published by Dos Gatos Press

features Sally's poem,
"Knife and Fork"
on July 12th - 18th.

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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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Writers information site: www.christwriters.info.

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