I Am Stunned by Her Magnificence

20161020_163250Some Native American, but mostly African-American – the blood

of queens runs through her veins. Such an honor really

to kiss her cheek, her hands, her forehead,

I am stunned by her magnificence

as she brings a sense of wonder

to my life each and every day,

I will love her



Poetry and Image © Copyright 2017, ancient skies

Laughing at the Hawk


A hawk shifts slightly on one of the highest branches, as he listens

to a mouse below burrowing, through last year’s leaves.

A chipmunk jumps here and there, bolder today

due to the density of the fog,

laughing at the hawk, because

all of the creatures know

there will be no hunting

in the forest, today.


Poetry and Image © Copyright 2017, ancient skies

The Oceans Remember Our Prayers


When the brightness of the sun fails to lift our spirits, the oceans remember our prayers

and our hope will drift on the waves, as if a message was sent

and the bottle containing our letter is found,

finally opened by the Commander

of angels, and suddenly

the clouds open

and the gloom

is destroyed.


Poetry and Image © Copyright 2017, ancient skies

A Prayer for the Sick


Almighty and Everlasting One, Creator of the Universe, we ask that You would intervene, and bring healing to the sick. We know that You made these bodies, and that You know everything about us, so we ask for healing and restoration, and strength, for all those we know, even those dealing with serious illness.

Strengthen us, and encourage us, and bring good health to us again, we ask.



Poetry and Image © Copyright 2017, ancient skies

Blue Skies in the Morning


Even in times when we cry out, hoping for, yearning for

searching for, those blue skies in the morning,

He will hear us, even in our darkest nights,

as our prayers are answered

with the sun

breaking through

with rays,

of light.

Introducing the new name for my fiction blog – Blue Skies in the Morning!

It’s still a work in progress, but I’m very excited about it. It still has the same web address, for now.

You can find it here:


There is always hope.


Poetry, Writing, and Image © Copyright 2017, ancient skies

Each is a Part of This Earth


I’m so grateful for the different cultures and races we have on our planet. We are so beautifully different, and each is a part of this earth. Thank you for being who you are, and for being here, a part of this blog. Many of you have a different faith, or culture than I do. I think that is good and healthy.

The Great One knows each of us of course, and I believe He smiles at us, because we are so different, unique in every way. And by the way I am an amateur anthropologist (I have no degree in it) and I have studied cultures and faiths on my own, for many years. 

You are welcome here regardless of your background, or faith. Thanks again for reading.

I wish you peace.


Writing © Copyright 2017, ancient skies

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