Sally Clark poetry: Fruits of the Spirit – Kindness
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
Author’s Notes: Strawberry season is almost here! This poem appeared on my personal poetry blog on March 23, 2009. It also appears on page 122 in the beautiful gift book, Garden Blessings: Poems, Prose and Prayers Celebrating The Love of Gardening, compiled by June Cotner, and published by Viva Editions in 2014.
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.