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Filling the Pondering Pool


In her second 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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Patterns offers a profound glimpse into the life experiences and emotional journey of Constance Patrick, spanning over a decade of poetic expression. With a rich background in poetry since high school, Patrick has cultivated her craft, dedicating herself to producing a steady stream of verse over the past seven years. The collection showcases a carefully curated selection of over 75 of her finest works from a repertoire of over 450 poems.

Through her poetry, Patrick invites readers into her world, sharing intimate reflections and insights drawn from her personal experiences. Each poem resonates with authenticity, evoking a range of emotions that will stir readers' hearts and minds. From moments of joy and love to instances of sorrow and introspection, Patterns captures the myriad facets of human existence.

As readers delve into the pages of this collection, they will find themselves immersed in a tapestry of emotions, guided by Patrick's poignant verse. The poems not only serve as a mirror to the human condition but also offer profound messages that linger long after the last page is turned. Patterns is more than just a collection of poems; it is a testament to the power of poetry to illuminate the beauty and complexity of life, leaving an indelible mark on those who encounter it.


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Path of Stones (2024)


Constance Patrick’s third book of poetry, Path of Stones, highlights her versatility as a poet, offering a fresh perspective on daily experiences while maintaining a balance between contemporary themes and personal reflections.

Path of Stones is another well rounded compilation of Patrick’s work showcasing her wide-ranging skills as a poet. As with her two previous books, this one also
clearly reveals her ability to capture life with unique interpretations.

When it comes to Patrick’s poetry, readers will find many many poems they love, and among
those… poems that can be read aloud at spoken word presentations (which the author greatly

This anthology seems to both standalone as a significant work and complements her earlier book, Patterns, further solidifying her reputation as a skilled and adaptable poet.

Path of Stones is another “must have” anthology for any reader’s poetry collection.


Pearls in Bloom (2024)


Constance Patrick’s second book of haiku poetry, Pearls in Bloom, showcases her well-honed ability to evoke emotions and images with just a few carefully chosen words. Its simplicity often belies its depth, making it a powerful tool for reflection and connection with both nature and others.


Patrick’s haiku not only beautifully captures the essence of brevity but also conveys a sense of re-discovering our own moments in nature we thought we had forgotten. In some ways, her haiku feel as if the reader has found a vintage tin-type forever holding a moment in nature the reader can also experience first-hand the feeling of being in the moment with the author and nature…the feeling of being one with both.


The haiku in Pearls in Bloom are short
poems of songlike quality. The succinct nature of haiku encourages readers to engage with their imagination and emotions, fostering a deeper connection not only with nature but also with fellow human beings. It is a testament to the power of simplicity in art and the profound impact it can have on our well-being and sense of belonging. Patrick’s Pearls in Bloom brings this home.

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