When Light Breaks Through

When light breaks through the heart of a writer,

a new path opens

where there was none.

And sometimes the light

for the path was there,

yet we had forgotten

where to find it.

The other day when I wrote, “Modern Love”, it was a real breakthrough for me, not because it was something new,

but because I used to write that way alot. I love writing minifiction. And in spite of everything, in spite of living in the middle

of a pandemic, my wife having cancer again, in spite of working long hours sometimes, I can still write like that,

and yes poetry too. I was encouraged and light was breaking through in many beautiful ways.

Thank you for reading!

Poem, Writing and Image, Copyright © 2020 ancient skies

We Share Something Beautiful

20190918_095327In all that we see around us, and in our world, does our wordflow, our paintflow, become affected?

We often see with our hearts – so how do we respond? I wonder at times if I should stop blogging.

I won’t replay the news but so many horrible things are happening. Racism, killings in the street, disease taking so many away, and an economy faltering.

How can I write, or attempt to write something beautiful in these difficult times?

Well maybe, just maybe that’s the best time to write, and create artwork.

We don’t turn a blind eye, yet we offer hope by sharing our hearts through our creations.

And hopefully……we share something beautiful…..with our world.

Amen. 

      

Writing and Image © Copyright 2020, ancient skies

Our Spirits Will Still Speak to Us

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In this age where beauty and revelation are wounded

from disease and fear,

our spirits will still speak to us,

as if oceans still lived in our frames,

and as strength filters back into us

we will be confident once again,

standing tall

even in the mist and the ruins.

       

Poetry, and Image © Copyright 2020, ancient skies

Strength to Each Other

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In times of crises our eyes search through our masks,

for safety, for strength

with our hearts longing to feel the surge

of our common humanity 

to no longer feel alone,

so we write,

we draw

and paint,

and photograph,

to encourage ourselves

and to give strength

to each other.

Because that’s who we are,

it’s what makes us

human.

     

Poetry, and Image © Copyright 2020, ancient skies

A Walk in the Sun

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An amazing thing happened to me today.

As I was walking, the sun was shining,

the wind was blowing,

dandelions

were popping up everywhere

in the deep deep green,

and cherry blossums

appeared out of nowhere.

Then suddenly…..

a smile appeared

on my face!

Can you believe it?

       

Poetry and Image © Copyright 2020, ancient skies

Note: Keep fighting and stay healthy!

May Peace Flow in All of Our Hearts

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I’ve been writing alot lately about the oceans. The oceans can fill us with their depth, their calmness and strength.

And they are endless, inspiring us, encouraging us that everything will be ok.

And spring is bringing us new life. The earth is renewing herself, and us so beautifully.

Rivers are also wonderfully capable of filling our hearts.

Even though I enjoy writing in many genres, now is not the time.

We all need hope, courage, strength and encouragement, just to make it through day by day.

May peace flow in all of our hearts.

Amen.

      

Poetry and Image © Copyright 2020, ancient skies

Note: Keep fighting, and stay healthy.