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.


 Over 27,000 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 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

Dream Quest One

October 16, 2016

My poem, “A View of Concrete Ribbons,”

won First Place in the

Dream Quest One Summer 2016 Poetry Contest!

You can read the poem here.  


Texas Poetry Calendar 2017

September 25, 2016
My poem, "The End of Summer Garden,"
appears on the week of September 3 - 9
in the Texas Poetry Calendar 2017.

Regrettably, this may be the final edition
of this wonderful calendar book.
I am proud to have poems published
in five editions.

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Bearing the Mask: Southwestern Persona Poems

August 21, 2016
Sally’s poem, “Vigilance,” appears on page 47
of the very unique anthology,
Bearing the Mask: Southwestern Persona Poems,
published by Dos Gatos Press, 2016.

Sally's poem was written in the persona
of the many varied forms of cactus present in the
desert southwest United States.

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Those Were the Days

July 20, 2016

Sally's poem, “Those Were the Days,” is featured online in the July issue of Beyond, the magazine of Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Oho. Sally wrote this poem in memorandum of the days when she and her husband owned their own restaurant. Click on the photo below to read the poem.

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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.

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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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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 

or follow Sally on Twitter.

Writers information site: www.christwriters.info.

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