He Knew He Was Her Storm


Having seen his own ice melting, the frozen within,

he knew he was her storm, with both peace

and yet carrying a raging blizzard.

She loved him, that much was certain,

and her fire kept him sane,

showed him how to pray really,

and one day as the snow fell

he knelt on the rock, and prayed

he would always be worthy

of her honor.


Poetry and Image © Copyright 2018, ancient skies


The Final Chapter


In the final chapter of autumn, we will still be infused

with her colors and inspiration,

her invigoration,

if only

in our memories.


Note: These will probably be my last photos this year

of the inspiring colors of autumn.


Poetry and Images © Copyright 2017, ancient skies

My Photographs


Now you might wonder why do I use his own photos? Well, that’s easy, there are two reasons really. One, is that it’s much easier and faster!

I remember starting out blogging, and searching for hours for just the right picture, to go with a piece of fiction, or a poem. And I realized I could write a lot more, and have a lot more time for everything, if I used what I already had. I can also find my own photos easily.

And to be honest I’ve always loved photography. I have thousands of photos from different devices, though I’m not a professional. So, part of my walking hobby is to go into nature and photograph what I find.

I have also found that I can start with a photograph, and write a poem around it! So cool!

So, it works well for me. It is rare that I use a photo outside of my own library, but it simply means I couldn’t find a match for the poem.

And yes, it is true my photographs are copyrighted, so please don’t use them without my permission.

I wish you peace.


 Writing and All Images © Copyright 2017, ancient skies