The Day of Rest

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And when the Creator saw everything that He had made, He saw that it was good. In fact, He saw that it was very good indeed. And this included the people created.

And the Creator rested from all His labors. This is how the Sabbath was made, a day to bring us freedom from working too much.

May you be rested and refreshed, whichever day you choose to be free from work.

I wish you peace.

      

Poetry and Image © Copyright 2016, ancient skies

Peace and blessings to everyone.

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

A Good Conversation

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In the mountains we are all equally free

allowing our chains to fall away,

as we conquer

the boulders.

      

Near the top, talking to our own selves

we discover the truths

about who we are

seeing further

into

our souls.

       

A good conversation.

      

Poetry and Image © Copyright 2016, ancient skies

Peace and blessings to everyone.

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

In the Early Morning

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In the early morning when it rains,

our spirits stir, our bodies shift,

rolling over in our beds

pulling up the blankets

to our chins,

dreaming

of holding each other

in the quiet.

      

Poetry and Image © Copyright 2016, ancient skies

Peace and blessings to everyone.

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

The Sun in Our Veins

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Our destiny was never about living in the shadows

being covered, confused by the grey, we were meant to live

in the mountains following the light always –

moving forward and forgetting

the pain, going higher still,

with the sun in our veins

ruining the darkness

completely.

       

And then we can inspire others.

      

Poetry and Image © Copyright 2016, ancient skies

based on an earlier work

Peace and blessings to everyone.

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

Peace in the Forest

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When we are lonely or hurt the forest doesn’t feel the same

we may not notice the sun streaks or the deer

watching us, nibbling leaves.

        

We might instead prefer the dark, the quiet of tree shadows.

fortunately, the power of the forest remains,

covering us like a warm summer rain,

overpowering our fears,

as the Creator

embraces

us.

       

Poetry and Image © Copyright 2016, ancient skies

Peace and blessings to everyone.

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

New Adventures

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I’m having a great time writing! I really enjoy this site and I’m so proud of the journey I’ve been taking. Thank you for being a wonderful part of it!

And yet the participation here has been waning, for a variety of reasons, including the summer lull. So I feel a need to stretch my wings, to get involved, and to discover new venues.

Many bloggers have gone to social media, and some have closed down their wordpress sites entirely. So this old guy is going to learn what he can (not knowing a thing) and hang out with people in a new way.

And believe it or not, I’m actually going to start up more blogs! The first new one will be a fiction only site. I love writing fiction but it takes a lot of time, so I will only post there once or twice a week.

After that there will be a music blog! Wahoo!

I will keep you posted. I’ll still be here on Ancient Skies, but maybe a little less.

Peace!

(The guitars are very loud here so please be careful)

 

Writing and Image © Copyright 2016, ancient skies

video from youtube

Peace and blessings to everyone.

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

Basking in the Sun

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As the two of them searched the horizon for whales

leaning over the rail, he looked at her profile.

She was always so regal and yet

tender.

      

He took some pictures of her,

when she thought again

of his shredded heart.

      

Yet he was a knight

teaching her strength

in spite of the bleeding.

      

They turned again to the sea

expecting

the joy to continue,

and saw the horizon did indeed,

go on forever.

      

She pointed her face upward

and basked

in the New England sun,

as they found

each other’s hands,

in the light.

      

Poetry and Image © Copyright 2016, ancient skies

Peace and blessings to everyone.

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