In the August Woods

20160709_140202

In the August woods I love how the leaves cover us

and the noise of politicians is erased, even the highway

becomes a distant memory as our souls

find protection in the trees, our minds,

free now to listen, and

be healed.

       

And our heartbeat and our breathing become noticeably important,

in the stillness, and in the life, of the woods.

       

Poetry and Image © Copyright 2016, ancient skies

Peace and blessings to everyone.

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

Advertisements

The Canopy

20160709_140237

When we spend time under the canopy, a simple walk here can make the world less dangerous,

or so it seems, we feel safe in the light of eternity, basking

in the assurance that we are made

filled with the peace

of the trees.

       

Stronger because of the clean

oxygen.

        

Poetry and Image © Copyright 2016, ancient skies

Peace and blessings to everyone.

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

The Quiet Spirit

20160610_162505

It was unusually quiet in the forest yesterday. As I walked up and down the trails, there was not even a breeze that moved the tree song. All I could hear, were the sounds of a small bird’s wings, and the water of a stream, softly tumbling over the rocks.

I thought, maybe the Creator held back the birds from singing, just for a few moments, so He could hear the prayers echoing through the trees. I was in the middle of a religious center, and the silence seemed to be the lifeblood of faith.

It did bring a calm, and a strength, I have seldom known. 

Here are some photographs.

20160610_162556

20160610_162104

20160610_163618

20160610_163553

Be blessed this weekend!

       

Poetry and Images © Copyright 2016, ancient skies

Peace and blessings to everyone.

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

Restoration

20160610_161912

Sometimes we are so beat up

so worn out, that we retreat

into the forest, or a dark

mountain trail, or at least

into the dark corners of our weekend,

seeking the solace

of rest.

     

May you be restored physically, and in every way this week end.

Peace.

      

Poetry and Image © Copyright 2016, ancient skies

Peace and blessings to everyone.

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

Life As We Know It

20160514_122632

“The clearest way into the universe is through a forest wilderness.”

John Muir

Life as we know it began here. The first people thrived here, and the families of humanity were born here. It wasn’t until later we had to work for our food.

If you walk in the forest, even a small one, you will be refreshed.

Have a refreshing and wonderful weekend!

       

Poetry, Narrative and Image © Copyright 2016, ancient skies

Peace and blessings to everyone.

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

Wisdom from the Forest

20160514_120002

Yes there are mushrooms on the forest floor

enjoying the deadness of rotting logs.

But the message of the forest is in

the green, the living turning

upward, reaching

for the sky.

       

As we focus on the branches reaching

the leaves living, giving

us air, we will find ourselves

blending, absorbing

the peace

of the green.

         

Poetry and Image © Copyright 2016, ancient skies

Peace and blessings to everyone.

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

The Forest Awakens

rain forest

Light gives birth,

slowly, to the forest,

calmness stirs,

and life begins,

again, humbly,

gently,

each insect,

each bird begins to sing,

each rock washed clean,

by water,

and light.

A fish,

a mole stretching,

a bee dancing,

each sound building,

into a chorus,

of life.

 

Blessings to everyone and PEACE!

Poetry © Copyright 2015, nicodemasplusthree

image from google

video from youtube