Daffodils Talking

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Get behind me my love,

and I’ll protect you

from the wind.

And don’t worry

they can’t mow us down,

anymore. We are simply,

too beautiful now.

       

So what are your flowers saying today?

          

Poetry and Image © Copyright 2016, ancient skies

Peace and blessings to everyone.

“When we love people, we give them hope.”

The Strength of a Flower

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The strength of a flower is not only the stem,

but in the opening, the making of ourselves

vulnerable. Soil and roots to keep us steady

but may we always be in love with the sun,

receiving the light most glorious.

         

Poetry and Image © Copyright 2016, ancient skies

Peace and blessings to everyone.

“When we love people, we give them hope.”

Don’t Follow the Crows

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Don’t follow the crows sweetheart

there’s nothing down there except despair

put the hawk back on your shoulder,

and remember the dove placed

in your heart. You know your spirit

is not limited. Soar once again

above the ruins, turning your back

on bitterness.

      

Poetry and Image © Copyright 2016, ancient skies

Peace and blessings to everyone.

“When we love people, we give them hope.”

One Thousand Posts

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Yesterday I shattered the 1,000 posts barrier! Wahoo! Can you believe it? I don’t normally share about stats, but this is one I am very happy about. Why so many posts, and why write so much? I just love to write, and I’m very blessed that someone out there enjoys reading it, so thank you!

In the beginning I wrote a lot more fiction, primarily about First Nations/Native American people. I love writing historical fiction this way, but the focus of the blog changed and I began writing more poetry.  For some wonderful fiction (as I pat myself on the back) you can search under some of the people’s names I created, such as Thunder Speaking, Cricket in the Meadow, Sky, Talking Eagle, and many more.

I also wrote some fiction that is more contemporary, including “The Escape” series which had a sailing theme. But I also learned how to keep fiction short, and some of my favorites are “Popcorn and Tattoos”, and “Friends”.

I’d also like to mention “The Last People on Planet Earth” series, which I think is my favorite. It was difficult to put into a blog format though, and really needs to be a book.

And I love your work! That’s another reason I keep going. You are wonderful artists, photographers and writers.

Thanks for reading, and I will keep writing, especially poetry.

       

Writing and Image © Copyright 2016, ancient skies

Peace and blessings to everyone.

“When we love people, we give them hope.”

Are We Still Loved

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Are we still loved in the midst of the storm?

the desolate sky not answering, without rain

maybe a cyclone you never made

or a typhoon. Some say hang on

but they don’t feel the busted knuckles.

All we really need for a shield,

is to close our eyes and believe

that there was love in the first garden

and we were made with strength

unseen. We are loved

and deep down

we know the strength.

       

Poetry and Image © Copyright 2016, ancient skies

Peace and blessings to everyone.

“When we love people, we give them hope.”

An Extra Ray of Light

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I needed an extra ray of light that day

an infusion to set a balance,

dizziness toppled. Have you

ever needed some extra

light? to encourage

your mind and to set

your heart free?

       

Poetry and Image © Copyright 2016, ancient skies

Peace and blessings to everyone.

“When we love people, we give them hope.”

The Hope of Loving

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A poem by Meister Eckhart 

What keeps us alive, what allows us to endure?

I think it is the hope of loving,

or being loved.

I heard a fable once about the sun going on a journey

to find its source, and how the moon wept

without her lover’s

warm gaze.

We weep when light does not reach our hearts. We wither

like fields if someone close

does not rain their

kindness

upon

us.

      

Poetry by Meister Eckhart (1260-1328)

Image © Copyright 2016, ancient skies

Peace and blessings to everyone.

“When we love people, we give them hope.”