The Encouragement of the Sun


As we turn towards the encouragement of the sun,

strengthened words will flow

into our hearts and minds

until they take shape escaping

as a poem

or a prayer.


Poetry and Image © Copyright 2019, ancient skies




Our poems will wait to speak to us, as we hide ourselves away

confident, in luxury condominiums setting up our safety.

But in our living through the storm,

up on the ridge, with our breath taking us

into the wildness of words, where mustangs

fill our minds, and pine trees

are tossed by the wind,

with blizzards that shake loose

our hesitation

blowing through

the fragments

of our hearts,

we become confident

of our survival,

in a place where

our pens run free

and the poetry paints

the wildness

of our spirits.


I will be posting here once in a while. Thank you for reading!

Poetry and Image © Copyright 2018, ancient skies

Of Wind and Confidence


As ropes pulled on old wood


giving way to canvas flaps

the wind folded, and filled

the sails.

The ship leaned

to the port side.


And she held his hand, and the railing with the other,

she thought there was such strength

in his heart, as her straw hat blew off, and fell

into the water, he didn’t miss a beat

covering her

with his baseball cap.


Smiling, he leaned over and kissed her lips

whispering “My reward?”.

as the ship sliced the waves,

they surrendered.


As he looked forward, she said,

“Go ahead sweetheart….I love to watch you in the wind…”


So as the man of her dreams stood in the bow

with his arms extended,

conquering worlds with his spirit free,

a smile appeared, covering her face.


She understood

what trusting was now,

and she was no longer afraid,

to live.


Poetry and Image © Copyright 2016, ancient skies

Peace and blessings to everyone.

“When we love people, we give them hope.”