Sally Clark poem: Fruits of the Spirit – Apple Goodness




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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Author’s Notes: This poem first appeared on my blog, on March 24, 2009 in my Fruits of the Spirit poem series.


Sally Clark

Sally Clark

Sally Clark and her husband, Mike, owned the Auslander Restaurant in Fredericksburg, Texas, from 1985 to 2001. Since retirement, Sally has been writing poems like clear pools, the kind where you can see all the way to the mossy rocks on the bottom. She writes about simple things like laundry and yellow highlighters, huge things like the trials of Job and the sins of Abraham, funny things like ice cream and penguins and Halloween, and scary things like heaven and hell and the color of dirt. Her award-winning poetry has been widely published in books, anthologies, magazines, gift books, and online. In 2017, her poem, "Los Compadres," was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

Sally's first publication for children is "Where's My Hug?" a lift-the-flap board book published by WorthyKids/Ideals. Buy it for a child you love.
Sally Clark

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