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Poetry for and from the Soul

Updated on September 4, 2014

The book

This is a book of soul filled poetry that reflects my journey of learning about love and about life. Poetry has always been a way for me to express and understand how I relate to life.



You come

Full of kisses

A smile painted

On your face





“My heart sings

To the sea

The songbird's majesty"


I love you

Lying here next to me


The sun had set


With you

The sun still


Across the sky

© Copyright 2007 Patricia Sanders. All rights reserved.

From "Poetry For and From the Soul" by Patricia Sanders

I don't know
What sudden songs
Of nature sing
Quiet, though it may seem
Slightly restless
Wandering westward
The horizon of the sun

He sleeps next to me
At night
Sweet face
Lying where I sometimes stare
What dreams
Keep him here

© Copyright 2008 Patricia Sanders. All rights reserved.

Love is a journey not a destination.

Joy's Birth

I dreamt

I gave birth

To joy

And I fed her

As she grew

Into her fullness

Her smile

Opened hearts

Her presence

Inspired a world

That had forgotten

She existed

She taught many

As she aged

Showing them

That beauty

And love

Peace and happiness

Did not need to be searched for

Or bought

But lived in their own hearts

Where they touched

God's grace

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Life without love is like a tree without blossoms or fruit.

~Kahlil Gibran on love

Poems from this book

With Open Hands

People in cars

Gathering secret


Playing mystical guitars

Not a casual sunrise

In sight

The scent of

Sacred rosebuds

Filling the air


A foreign word

To the ocean

Of fruits

In My Dreaming

Night awakens dawn

Stirring in the light

Of the glistening

Of your touch


The cat's murmur

And I consume

The hungry passion

Of your being

Calling the joy

My own

I adore

The beating

Of your heart

My eyes greet

The glisten

Of your song

I have dreamed of you

And in my dreaming


To find you here


We walk

Hand in hand

Oblivious to the shadow

Courting the synergy of

What has always been


A sure smile

A lover's symphony

I spoke

To your heart

For it called me

With it's brave intensity

And in passing months

I swam it's

Deep ocean

You spoke

To my heart

For it called you

It's own


Of desire

And love's breath

As You Stand

Flickering in the wind

As you stand beside me

Full of strength

Desire for you

Fills me

All day long

I lie here

In your arms

As eternity passes by

Pure lightning

In your hands

That cover me

Claim me

Consume me

You are all that I know

Out beyond the ocean

To where the depths

Of my heart lie

Is you

With your strong eyes

Your brave

And flame filled ties

My Fire

Sometimes words

Sit silently

Awaiting an audience

Hidden behind curtains

I peek through

To see you

In the morning heat

Rising against

The silence

That gnaws at my bones

We pass one another

A longing fills my chest

I burn

You turn

Towards me

Embracing my fire

As I nestle

Inside yours

Night Descends

Night descends

With quiet wings

Alone again

Another day

I untied my heart

Only I

Appear in the mirror

The calmness

Of the sea

Nobody here

But me

And some old


I play with

In the sand

Open Channels

He stands so strong

In the open channels

I explore

Cascading through the door

A lightning bolt

Striking cautiously

He opens books

To remind himself


Is not perfection

A slight oversight

Taken to correction

Some days

He sings

As wild fire

Other days

He whispers

And I must strain

To hear

His timid voice

Open As Can Be

Fire begins again

Be sweetness

When I touch your skin

Let loving arms

Surround me

Oh love

Don't you know

My heart is in

Your hands

Open as can be

No steel nor stone

To protect me

No thorn

Upon my crown

You still remained


Falling on your face

Tender flights


Questioning the dark

Sweet refrain

I guessed

The questions


In subtle thoughts

And quiet flowers


Sifting through stone


Restless and alone

Embracing moments

Of tossed benevolence

The length of the sky

Intrigued me tonight

And I confused

Wondered where to turn

To my left- your eyes

To my right- your face

Behind me- memories of time


Come to me

With a calm heart

And peaceful words

For I am tired

And the only thing

I can find

In my closet to wear

Is despair

I don't know where

Along the way

I became lost

But I am weary

Caught in confusion

My strength

Seems to be wearing thin

Where are my angels now?

We Began

Many tides

Rolling into my heart

Fingers like bows

Take their aim

Sharp as the sky

On a cold winter's day

I will give you

All the sunrise

Has to offer

Blue skies

Calling me again

Lift the heaviness

From your hands

With a sweet smile

Tell time

It has no reason

To worry

We began

With always written

Across destiny

The poet

Patricia Sanders

I grew up in southern California in a town called Costa Mesa which is next to Newport Beach, CA.

I have been studying metaphysics for 20 years and I have been writing poetry since I was 12 years old. I have learned many of the ways of a medicine woman and completed a course in Cross Cultural Perspectives in Feminine Psychology. I have been meditating since I was a teenager and I've been in meditation groups such as Satsang and many more through the years. I am a reiki master and have been doing reiki since 1994.

These books are my journey of life, love and learning. They are intimate, heartbreaking, sad, happy, about loss, falling in love, loving and the journey of a woman. The process of writing poetry brought me a new intimacy with my own spirit. I learned who I am through the years of writing my poetry.

These posters below are from my zazzle store. If you want to buy them you can click on them. You can also see more of my stuff at my zazzle store.

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      PoetryinmySoul 6 years ago

      Love your work.

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      SeanVernall LM 6 years ago

      These are very beautiful and have really set me up for the day now.

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      Bernie 6 years ago from Corbin, KY

      always have liked poems

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      littlelotus 6 years ago

      love your poems.... awesome :) I love riting poetry but write it in Indonesian... my native tongue...

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Absolutely beautiful! Are you still planning to write more?

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Love your poetry.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      A lovely collection of poems and a brilliant lens to uplift the spirit. Thank you. :)

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      efriedman 6 years ago

      Thoughtful collection. Do you also read/ write haiku? You might enjoy a new form of haiku. See my HaiTweet lens.

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      Monika Weise 6 years ago from Indianapolis, IN USA

      I needed something uplifting like this today. Great lens!

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      BeyondRoses 6 years ago

      Lovely inspiring poetry, and images ... Lensrolled to my "little poems"

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      Laurel Johnson 6 years ago from Washington KS

      This is a visually beautiful lens, and I love your poetry because it comes from the heart.

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      Ruthi 6 years ago

      Your verse truly speaks to and from the soul.

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      Christine Hulme 6 years ago from SE Kent, England

      Special poems and you have displayed them nicely here. Thanks for sharing!

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      akumar46 lm 6 years ago

      Lovely poems........its great to have you in Squidoo....Thanks.

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      sukkran trichy 6 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      interesting read. you are really a great poet and admire you.

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      Patricia 6 years ago

      @jvsper63: Thank you!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      My favorite would be the quotes in the book "The Little Prince" that goes, "what is essential is invisible to the eye". It's not a poem at all but it has been favorite for a long time already.

      It is so nice for you to share such wonderful poems.

      David Bailey

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      jvsper63 6 years ago

      Patricia, I didn't truly know how talented you are. I went to your website and looked around, i signed up also. I was amazed at all you've done. Your poetry, Books etc. Truly inspirational..

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      Lisa Auch 6 years ago from Scotland

      This was very beautiful to read, your way with words is ideed a special talent

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      deyanis 6 years ago from Oz

      Patricia, you are a great poet. Love your poetry, it's very beautiful.

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      Elenaind 6 years ago

      Your poetry is beautiful!

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      Valerie Anne Kell 6 years ago

      Beautiful sweetheART ;~} Valz

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      mazbond 7 years ago

      Beautiful poetry and very moving. Love the Zazzle posters too!

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      beerhead 7 years ago

      Your poetry is beautiful. Thank you for sharing it God bless.

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      mysterious2528 7 years ago

      You have some great poetry on this lens. You truly encompass what it means to be a poet.

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      JenniferAkers LM 7 years ago

      You are amazing and so talented. It's hard to choose one favorite poem, but your poem on Joy's Birth tops my list. They're all beautiful. Thank you for sharing them with us.

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      June Parker 7 years ago from New York

      I didn't know 'til now how truly talented you are. Thank you for reminding me of how exquisite it once was to be loved and in love.

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      hlkljgk 7 years ago from Western Mass

      this is a beautiful lens

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      myraggededge 7 years ago

      You are an awesome weaver of words and wisdom! Angel sprinkles! :-)

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      This is such a wonderful lens to visit. I'm so glad I came to visit it. I will feature this on my poetry notebook lens. This is very cool, and you are a very good poet. ~ Impressive!


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      Mary Beth Granger 7 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      Beautiful poetry...beautiful photographs!!

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      harijogja 7 years ago

      Rainy Season

      in love couple

      summon rain when the night comes

      predict the future sowing flowers

      atmosphere of prayer to pray on the other one

      O come anywhere rain

      I'll beat the ground water drops

      open the way home map

      when human pent houses

      composed of sand and soil.


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      kimmanleyort 7 years ago

      This beautiful lens is featured on SquidLit Reviews -

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      KimGiancaterino 7 years ago

      You've done a wonderful job of promoting and sharing your poetry and art. Thanks for the blessing on "Ten Newest Lenses."

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      AuthorNormaBudden 7 years ago

      I truly love the presentation of your lens. I regret not having seen this earlier. What a dynamic layout for the introductory paragraph. I love the presentation of your poems and the products you offer on Zazzle. Great job!

      Angel wings are hovering near, granting you a blessing ... here.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Another great lens, enjoyed reading it! 5*

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      VarietyWriter2 7 years ago

      Beautiful and inpirational. Thanks.

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      religions7 8 years ago

      Great lens, blessed by a squidangel :)

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 8 years ago from United States

      Just had to return on my first day as a Squid Angel and Bless the star!

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      Babitah 8 years ago

      Nice poems!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 8 years ago from United States

      This is beautiful Patricia! I somehow missed that you were the author until I got to the bottom. I honestly set here stunned for a moment. I was just reading along and all of the sudden I saw your picture and I thought, wow, I know that author! Awesome!!! Kind of feel like I've touched a star

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Lovely lens 5 ***** and lensroll to my Florbela Espanca lens. Really enjoyed reading this lens.

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      Lee Hansen 8 years ago from Vermont

      Thank you for sharing your poety once again - true word music from a singing soul.

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 8 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Beautiful Lens for your Poetry for and from the Soul. Lensrolling to my lens about a book of poems by Patricia Neely-Dorsey called Reflections of A Mississippi Magnolia.

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      AslanBooks 8 years ago

      Thank you for listing your lens on The Squidoo Ink Pot --

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Beautiful lens, from one poetess to another. Visit my lens here at Squidoo and comment. I've 5 * and favorited you.


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      Rich 9 years ago from Surrey, United Kingdom

      Beautiful and unique poetry. I very much enjoyed the read. 5*s

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      Karen Kay 9 years ago from Jackson, MS

      I must read more! Thanks for sharing with us Jewels!

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      You sure are inspiring all of your work is so good 5 stars

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      heehaw lm 9 years ago

      lovely poems!

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      Sensitive Fern 9 years ago

      I enjoyed "As Timeless As Creation". That's about where I'm at right now. There is magic in your poetry and this is a lovely lens. 5*

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      anonymous 9 years ago

      Love your poetry!