Sunrise

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In the gift of the sunrise, I was able to carry another poem

deep within, encouraging me

as a silent prayer was lifted, giving

thanks to my God.

    

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So Many Words Spoken Over Us

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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

drifting,

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

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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