Sending Light Deep Within


We often live within the memory of the oceans, don’t we?

with every silent dream,

all our whispered prayers

as the water draws us

even farther along

allowing our spirits to stretch out

over the sparkling water

under the expanse 

sending light deep within

who we always were,

yet with a new revelation.

Sea water.


Poetry and Image © Copyright 2018, ancient skies


The Silence of Your Shadow


Was it you I saw in the snow, and the wind?

Or was it the silence of your shadow?

Or your spirit searching

for some kindness in this world.

As if church bells still rang

from inside the fortress

and people could still gather

together safely.

No, it wasn’t you,

but I know I heard the whispers

of people as the wind blew,

prayers for peace,

some type of peace

during this season

of Christmas, and

the Festival of Lights.


Poetry and Image © Copyright 2018, ancient skies