Wings in the Forest

Light Streaming

As sunlight pierced his shadows

he let go of a prayer

and gave it wings,

by forgiving.

    

Poetry and Image © Copyright 2019, ancient skies

Advertisements

Love Never Ending

100_0945

The most beautiful poem ever written

was most likely a prayer

never spoken

simple words ascending

from a heart filled

with love,

never ending.

       

Note: From my archives.

Poetry and Image © Copyright 2017, 2019, ancient skies

The Silence Calls to Me

20171018_144726

As my walk goes deeper into the forest, the silence calls to me.

Cooler air envelops the trees

covered by the shade, I turn suddenly when a sparrow leaves her nest.

Noticing the sunlight is diffused now

looking with my heart filled,

I bow my head

as a lone crow ruffles his feathers

disturbed by my sense

of quiet.

We do make peace and then…..

I let the words flow,

but is it really a prayer?

    

Poetry and Image © Copyright 2019, ancient skies

You and I on the Ridgetop

20170628_172347

On the ridgetop you and I could see why prophets weep over the valley,

and the strength of rivers reaching

into and beyond the dry bones.

Even today the tribes still seek

the safety of stone

a sacred space

to keep all their prayers.

You cried a little

when you finally saw it.

      

Poetry and Image © Copyright 2019, ancient skies

The Words I’ve Been Carrying

20180707_161124

I turn towards the light, spinning some words, singing a phrase

expecting the revelation, instead water falls on me

but I am cleansed mostly

fig leaves never hiding me

or the words I’ve been carrying for so long,

waiting to write. So I begin again….

We all have a story.

     

Poetry and Image © Copyright 2019, ancient skies