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Patrice Bavos – Sedona Prayer

New Jersey poet Patrice Bavos offers a gracious praise poem of a spiritual place with her lovely “Sedona Prayer”. It is both an ode and homage to that storied Arizona desert location that has proved so important to so many seekers, a place for healing and inspiration. “Having just visited Sedona for the first time…seemingly, I was writing a poem, but in truth it is a prayer,” Patrice explained to The Dewdrop.

Sedona Prayer

Widen my eyes.

Deepen my heart.

May I carry this land

of red rocks, opaque blue sky,

juniper and pinyon

throughout my days.

To return to the sacred creeks

and flumes where our forebears


Grant me,

your remembrance.

Patrice Bavos

Oldest of six girls, Patrice Bavos has lived in the Washington Park Historic district of North Plainfield, New Jersey since 1992. A self-employed creative work life consisted of owning a printing & design company for twenty years, sole artist for her stationery and night light lines, thrift store / art gallery combo, and prior to retiring in 2020 worked exclusively in elder care. Her sense of wonder continues to ignite her love of painting, writing, and assemblage. Born in 1957, Patrice shares her home with her remarkable son with special needs and three rascal cats.

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