The Light Keeper’s Window

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It was a matter of tea and sweaters

Earl Grey with wool surrounding

a wall clock ticking

floor boards creaking

with the weight of age

the tarnished wood,

as we looked out

the Light Keeper’s window.

         

Poetry and Image © Copyright 2016, Ancient Skies

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You Draw Me Closer

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You draw me closer My Love, to the One who made us

for when our foreheads touch and we close our eyes

I can see the mountains in visions, where

the solid foundation folds into unlimited

horizon, and where the sky and ocean meet

gently touching, setting us free

from time, and in that place –

there are no illusions

our love is eternal.

       

Poetry and Image © Copyright 2016, Ancient Skies

In the Midst of the Mystical Forest

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The latest from my fiction site The Mystical Forest:

It was as if the two of them were floating, traveling within their dreams. In the bright sunlight, they felt themselves moving high above the treetops, and heading towards the Great Sea. The sea and the sky became one, clouds and water within a mist, washing them.

They were lost in this other world, but it was not unpleasant. Floating brought peace, and there was no time here, just the moving through the mist of blue and water. But as they moved through this other world, the sun pierced through, and began shining on their faces. And as they returned to their bodies, the warmth brought back their spirits, and woke them, as if from a very deep sleep….

       

You can find the rest of the story, It Was the Sun that Them Brought Back here:

www.themysticalforest.wordpress.com

 Thanks for reading!

       

Writing and Image © Copyright 2016, Ancient Skies

As the Wind Gently Whispers

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As the wind gently whispers through the pine trees, I often think of us

when we were young, allowing the lake to pour

into us, and God’s light was bright

 back then, for both of us,

as if I was awakened

 for the first time.

       

Seeing you, through living leaves, and your reflection

 in the water, made pine trees and the oaks, seem much more important

And now I love how the pines still speak to us

confirming our love, and that we are part

of a larger plan, as our lives

complete their blending.

      

Poetry and Image © Copyright 2016, Ancient Skies

Mental Health Awareness

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Remembering the hospitals of years ago, and the horrors, she was scared at first to get treatment. But the doctors and her family seemed right. Was it true? Maybe her thoughts were more than just dreams, maybe she was too high. But she was torn and deeply saddened, by the reality that nothing had gone the way she planned, she cried often. Her spirit was broken into pieces.

But she borrowed strength, wanting to bless others, so she held onto her faith in God, through her tears, she took her medicine. But what she cherished most perhaps, were the visits and the hugs, from her family and church friends. And somehow deep inside she knew, it was going to be alright.

She knew deep down, she was loved.

    

Mental Illness Awareness Week is October 2-6th of this year, and September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. Please bring love and hope to those with mental illness.

For more information: www.nami.org

     

Writing and Image © Copyright 2016, Ancient Skies

A Softer Sun

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As a softer sun spreads gently over wilted flowers,

the bees are no longer visible now, hunkering

down in their nests, and geese murmur

in the bay, resting from their journey.

You and I whisper in the early

morning, as we place

another blanket

on the bed.

       

Poetry and Image © Copyright 2016, Ancient Skies