ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel
  • »
  • Books, Literature, and Writing

Reflections of my Soul

Updated on September 6, 2014

Poetry for and from the Soul

I wanted to share some of m poems I have written that are in my poetry books

Inside Your Garden
From "Reflections of my Soul" by Patricia Shetland

“Inside your garden
Of beauty
I kiss you
Kisses filled of honey"

In the dawn
Of beginning
I touch you
With hands made sweeter
By the weaving
Of golden moments

I hold like a gem
Precious clocks
Weaving spells
Of time
Casting their magic
Upon me

Reflections Through Photography

Cover - Back and front

Reflections of My Soul - Lulu version- ebook

See a preview and order here: Reflections of my Soul Download the ebook for $5.00

Reflections of my Soul

a collection of poetry on life and love

Reflections of my Soul at amazon. It is filled with soul filled poetry .

Love is such a unique journey for all of us. It teaches us so many things. It teaches us who we are, who we are not, who we want to be, what we want and do not want. It teaches us about joy, pain, pleasure and compromise. It stretches us to our limits and takes us to places we had not been before "love" came along. It can sweep you away. It can warm your heart. It can make you want to run away and it can make you want to stay.

Through love's journey in my life and writing about it I have become more intimate with myself learning much along the way about myself, others, life, compassion, empathy. It has brought me to a whole new depth with my own being.

Flowers Enchant Gardens to Grow

Days turn into rivers

Nights fall into silver moons

Flowers enchant gardens to grow

A vision of

What it is like to be

Pure again

And know our innocence

These are the seeds

I have planted for you

There are the seeds

That remain

May they grow

In the soil

Of your discovery

In the open land

Of your heart

Patricia Sanders


I have been writing poetry since I was young. It seemed to be a way to express my thoughts. I wrote words that would flow, sometimes I would be surprised reading some of my poems such as this one called "An Oak's Breath"

An Oak's Breath

A wind this way does blow

A song this way does sing

A voice this way does speak

Of simpler things, not weak

A tongue upon my cheek

It is clarity I do seek

Of a tomorrow no longer bleak

Of you I do bequeathe

All that knows how to breathe

And life remains a soothing sound

My soul grows strong

An oak's breath- a sweet scent

In a mountain I have lived

No more sorrow

I have found the gold

The search for which I did seek

A favorite poem of mine Joy's Birth is available on this poster at Zazzle (just click on the poster)

We Kiss

Lying here

With you

Surrounded by

Your wings

I listen

With a secret smile

To the songbirds sing

We kiss

And a million wings

Open up

And rise inside of me

With their tender flight


I love you completely

I knew it from the beginning

My only sun

I knew you were the one

The love in my heart

The laughter of my joy

The sweetness of my day

Brightening my way





Poetry for and from the Soul

This book has much of my poetry in it

Lightness of Being

Feeling this

Lightness of being

I know

A new day has dawned

In my soul

~ Patricia Sanders

Endless Beauty


Into being...


Of a garden

Planted with seeds

Of joy

Growing into

Full blooms

Of peaceful contentment


Into light

Filled of

Endless beauty

Creating the Voice- poem


The voice

To make the sound

To sing a song

Of love

Desire fills my hands

I reach upwards

To the sky

To touch you

And I fly

I call my heart

Still yours

Because I keep

Missing you

As time passes by

The Collective- poem

Beauty becomes me

In the mystery of my soul

I hunger for what is not

Touched with the human hand

The mystical revelation

The shaman's song

The connection

We all long for

In this dance of intimacy

The learning

I discover

The many parts that make the whole

Encompassing the heart

Of humanity

In the palm of my hand

I reach the destination

Reborn by this epiphany

That deep down

In the center

Of myself


All others

The Collective

The Collective
The Collective

A book of soulful poetry




Through the windows

For a sign of hope

For the grace

I left behind

Might somehow still

Be mine

Death- a poem

I'll never see your face again

Or hear your laughter

As days go by

I remember you still

As you were

When you were still here

With swollen tears

And a heart that aches

I'll never again

Feel your embrace

Even though your spirit is here

It's just not the same

As hearing your voice

And seeing you near

No more tomorrows

Will hold you

Only yesterday remains

Yet the sun still sets

and the stars burn bright

The morning becomes day

The day becomes night

But you are not here

And the sorrow and pain

That death can claim

Bring heavy hands

It's just not the same

And I wish that you were still here

With footsteps light

And laughter long

Leave a comment

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • profile image

      anonymous 5 years ago

      Found your profile on Zimbio.

    • profile image

      anonymous 5 years ago

      Great one stop shop for poetry, read alot of them, I may use a few. *blessed by a squid angel*

    • Lady Lorelei profile image

      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      I have visited here before so I am just stopping by to make sure that my fairy dust stays brightly sprinkled on this beautiful article. Have a great weekend.

    • PoetFlow profile image

      PoetFlow 6 years ago

      What a beautiful lens!!! Definitely goes up as my LENS OF THE WEEK!!! From one poet to another: you're a blessing!!! I'd love it if you'd visit my lens, it might interest you :-) ... I see some cool widgets here, could you teach me how to add some of them to my lens, too?

    • profile image

      megabu717 6 years ago

      Wondeful lens, images, poetry. Thanks it was pleasure to stop here.

    • profile image

      anonymous 6 years ago

      Just stopped by to refresh my blessing and lingered for the delights!

    • marlene3 profile image

      marlene3 6 years ago

      Beautiful lens, love the poety & pics... . Great job & Thumbs up!!!

    • JK Sterling profile image

      Jim Sterling 6 years ago from Franklin, Tennessee

      Wow, what a gift. Thank you.

    • JJNW profile image

      JJNW 6 years ago from USA

      *** SquidAngel Blessing Boost *** for being a wonderful, positive force on Squidoo and in the world.

    • squidshe profile image

      squidshe 6 years ago

      Very inspirational lens!

    • MelissaInTheSky profile image

      MelissaInTheSky 6 years ago

      What a lovely lens! I feel inspired. :) Thank you for sharing this.

    • KimAnisi profile image

      Kim Snow 6 years ago from United Kingdom


    • aesta1 profile image

      Mary Norton 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      This is so inspiring. Blessed this!

    • darciefrench lm profile image

      darciefrench lm 6 years ago

      So lovely Patricia; you are such a calming presence. Blessed by an angel on the bus :)

    • profile image

      donchuckie 6 years ago

      Truly inspirational and exceptional. creative individuals like you are responsible for giving a remarkable structure to every day life...Don Chuckie(d don of wise words)

    • marckq profile image

      marckq 6 years ago

      Lovely, beautiful, nice

    • profile image

      anonymous 6 years ago

      This is a lovely lens. Very exquisite. You have one image glitch at the bottom here, that's Squidoo's fault, they have their tenticles in a twist. If you hit "edit" and then "publish" the photos will come back. =) Have a great day!

    • lovelylashes profile image

      lovelylashes 6 years ago

      Your poetry is just the kind that I love...calm, sprightly, and it has a lovely soothing rhythm. You're very talented. The photograph makes this lens a bit of a sanctuary. Thanks for sharing.


    • sunsetsunrise lm profile image

      sunsetsunrise lm 6 years ago

      I love your poetry!

    • mariaamoroso profile image

      irenemaria 6 years ago from Sweden

      Wish you lived next door. I would knock and just sit down and talk quite often!

    • seashell2 profile image

      seashell2 6 years ago

      Wonderful calming poetry! Great work! :-)

    • kougar lm profile image

      kougar lm 7 years ago

      Amazing lens. I have found such comfort here. Thank-you.

    • justholidays profile image

      justholidays 7 years ago

      Some create pages with reflections of their soul which smell bad. Instead, YOU, you created a very inspiring peaceful and quiet place to come.

      Thanks for this exceptional moment!

    • capturedbykc profile image

      capturedbykc 7 years ago

      your work is lovely. Great penmanship. You have so many books published! I am still trying to piece together my first poetry book. Kudos to you!! Great lens!

    • David Stone1 profile image

      David Stone 7 years ago from New York City

      I'm a fan of anyone who sticks with their poetry. Not an easy thing anymore. Poetry is no longer a very common language. Nice work!

    • David Stone1 profile image

      David Stone 7 years ago from New York City

      I'm a fan of anyone who sticks with their poetry. Not an easy thing anymore. Poetry is no longer a very common language. Nice work!

    • Laddoo LM profile image

      Lloyd Pinto 7 years ago from Mumbai

      Blessed by a Squid Angel

    • ajgodinho profile image

      Anthony Godinho 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Beautiful poetry and lens! **Blessed by a Squid-Angel**

    • Carol Simeone profile image

      Carol Simeone 7 years ago

      Hi Patricia

      I hope you are well

      You left a comment on my Self Esteem blog which I have now updated and I am holding a Creative Contest to try to start up some interaction

      I thought it might interest you and that you might like to join in, please take a look

      Whilst you are there please take a look around my blog, it would be really great if you find something there of interest to you and I hope you like it, there is a page for questions and answers and another for any suggestions you might have

      Thanks, hope to see you there soon


    • profile image

      RebeccaE 7 years ago

      wow what a talent you have. Lovely.

    • OhMe profile image

      Nancy Tate Hellams 7 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      You are mighty busy and very talented. Beautiful.

    • profile image

      anonymous 7 years ago

      Beautiful poetry that clearly resonates with the Soul! I have joyously shared this lens on FaceBook. Thanks, Patricia!

    • JoyfulPamela2 profile image

      JoyfulPamela2 7 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      There are so many touching poems, I can't pick a favorite! You are so artistic in many ways! Have you ever considered putting your poems to music?