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Constance Patrick

Word Crafter Press

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Haiku, Poetry, Prose and so much more...

Haiku is a beautiful form of poetry that allows you to express moments, emotions, and observations in a concise and evocative way. It's essence lies in its ability to capture the beauty of fleeting moments and evoke emotions.

Enjoy the journey of discovering the beauty and depth of haiku poetry!


Filling the Pondering Pool
by Constance Patrick

In her second poetry book, Filling the Pondering Pool, Constance Patrick presents a collection of simple, yet evocative, and expertly-crafted Haiku. These poignant verses explore themes such as Rain, Trees, Earth, Nature, and Grace, inviting readers to immerse themselves in the beauty of the natural world. Throughout the book, Patrick seamlessly integrates insights into the Haiku poetic form, as well as highlights some of its most esteemed teachers. Additionally, readers will find an introduction to Kanji Symbols, adding an enriching layer to their reading experience.

Patrick's Haiku are not just words on a page; they are powerful reflections that stir the heart, engage the mind, and uplift the spirit. Each poem leaves a lasting impression, evoking a sense of wonder and a yearning for deeper connection with the world around us. "Filling the Pondering Pool" promises to be an evocative and inspiring journey, inviting readers to savor the beauty of each verse and find solace in the timeless wisdom of Haiku.

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Be prepared to embark on a journey of soulful wonderment and poetic delight. Constance Patrick masterfully captured my attention with her opening dedication and explanation of Haiku. I was enthralled as I turned every page and became captivated by the profound depth yet simplistic beauty of her words, Bravo. I highly recommend Filling the Pondering Pool on all levels. It will ignite a desire in you for more.

Michelle Angela Behr, President, University of Metaphysics and the University of Sedona, Sedona, AZ

Praise & Reviews

Constance’s natural gift is her mastery of images. She paints images in her poetry that are so vivid the reader is left with powerful pictures. And these pictures elicit feelings that often run quite deep. Reading her poems become emotional experiences.

Janie Rian, Retired Therapist/Social Worker, Writer

Constance writes with wit and candor. She is a brilliant wordsmith, enticing the reader with detailed description, inviting you into her world. Tender stories as well as fantastic lunacy weave their way into you, until you are filled up, nourished, and whole. Reading these poems will be a delightful and satisfying experience.       

Martha Entin, Poet and Playwright, Sedona, AZ

Meet Constance Patrick

Constance Patrick's journey from a career in education and business management to her passion for poetry and the arts is truly fascinating. Her diverse experiences in teaching, drama, and business management reflect a rich tapestry of skills and interests.

Transitioning from education to business management and eventually finding her niche in Feng Shui demonstrates her adaptability and openness to exploring new avenues. Her certification in Feng Shui and subsequent teaching and consulting roles in cities like Atlanta, Nashville, and Phoenix highlight her dedication to holistic practices and helping others find harmony in their environments.

Constance's involvement with Sedona's Red Earth Theatre showcases her deep connection to the arts community, where she has not only shared her own poetry but also participated in theatrical productions and presented original monologues. Her contributions to various productions, including Shakespeare's works, demonstrate her versatility and passion for storytelling in different forms.

Furthermore, Constance's literary contributions, with her poems and flash fiction published in respected journals like The Stray Branch and US1 Worksheets, illustrate her talent and dedication to the written word. Her focus on developing short stories around "mountain folk" characters adds a unique dimension to her creative portfolio, showcasing her ability to capture the essence of distinct voices and settings.

As a member of esteemed writing groups like Sedona Coyote Poets, Western Edge Writers, US1 Worksheets Poets' Cooperative, and the Haiku Society of America, Constance is undoubtedly an active participant in the literary community, where she likely finds inspiration, support, and camaraderie with fellow writers.

Overall, Constance Patrick's journey exemplifies the transformative power of following one's passions and embracing creativity in all its forms. Her diverse experiences and contributions undoubtedly enrich both the literary and artistic landscapes of Sedona and beyond.

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