I Gave You the Sky


When you accepted my wings My Love,

I gave you the sky

but no one ever told me

your sun would erase

all my shadows.


Poetry and Image © Copyright 2017, ancient skies


The Queen’s Journey

brown-woman from bridesHer skin was bathed in frankincense and myrrh, the dark one

clothed in layers of gold linen, descending

from the mountains of Cush, having conquered dozens

of nations, and the hearts of men

she was never faint

for love, and yet

his voice seemed to call to her,

his wisdom

would he accept her anointing?

As they approached the Great City

where he flowed like rivers

she knew, before their eyes ever met

they would conquer

each other.


Note: This is speaks of King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba

Poetry © Copyright 2017, ancient skies

photo from brides.com via pinterest

More than Just Arrows


He really was a warrior, not just in his dreams

so she was willing to accept his shield

having fallen, into the strength of his arms

and he always found the answers

to his questions in the deep oceans

of her eyes.

And together they became

more than just arrows flung

into ambiguous darkness,

and they learned that love

is greater – than any

strong tower that loves

the night.


Poetry and Photo © Copyright 2017, ancient skies

art by unknown artist

Diamonds, Emeralds, and Rubies


When you smile at me My Love,

I sense diamonds sparkling

within my heart,

and in our quiet moments,

our moments of holding each other,

not saying a word,

there are emeralds and rubies dancing,


the both of us.

My Love.


Poetry and Photo © Copyright 2017, ancient skies

jewellery by unknown artist, photo taken at the Hillwood Museum, Washington DC