There Are Poems Still Forming

100_5637In those lines where our borders are broken and despair

seeks to laugh at us, there are poems still forming

stirring our spirits, so we can launch

our prayers

into the autumn colors,

and beyond.


Poetry and Image © Copyright 2018, ancient skies


Embracing the Seasons


When lovers whisper of blankets and leaves they find

true victory in surrender,

in the letting go.

Accepting the beauty and power

of the colors, with snows

of winter following us

to finally the rebirth

of the earth

in the spring.

Each a time

for love,

and embracing.


Poetry and Image © Copyright 2018, ancient skies

All I Want for My Birthday


My Love, all I want for my birthday this year, is time with you

up on the ridge,

where we can breathe

in our confidence

letting go

of all our fears

walking through the pine trees

watching the brilliance

of all the leaves

dressed in their colors, dancing

in the wind.

The two of us encouraged

as we walk under the oaks,

maples and poplar trees,

their essence enfolding us,

the smell of leaves

as we embrace,

speaking life

into each other.


Poetry and Image © Copyright 2018, ancient skies

Note: It’s not quite my birthday. Not yet! 🙂