Opening Our Sails


Dreams of poetry are often a matter of opening our sails

allowing the wind to fill us, embracing the strength

of the unlimited ocean.


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Within the Renewal


Within the renewal there is a stronger revelation,

a better wing, and fewer


I cannot be on a break without saying thank you! Your love, support, and wonderful comments have been absolutely amazing. Your insights about life and blogging have been wonderfully filled with insight.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I am strengthened.

I will be visiting your sites again the first part of next week, while maybe offering up a post late this weekend. After that I hope to share poetry consistently.

In the meantime I’ll be focusing on renewal, family, and work.

I wish you peace.


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So Many Words Spoken Over Us


So many words spoken over us, at times unseen

as if they gently rested

on our shoulders, whispering

into our spirits, both

hawks and doves,

so that in our peace we can

pull down every particle of grey

and black smoke


creeping in from our ruined history.

Until finally

there is enough glory

to write a poem,

pulled down

from the sky.


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The Strength of a Poet


The strength of a poet is never found in the revelation

of their words or in the hidden meanings,

or the perfect alignment

of their phrases.

Instead, their strength depends on which river,

which light

what source of the eternal,

they allow

to wash over them,

to refresh, to surge

through, their hearts

and their minds.


Poetry and Image © Copyright 2017, ancient skies