Spirit Free, Body Mending


As the day breaks, we awake with our spirits free,

untangling from our dreams.

Our body still mending – as we stretch,

and we realize there is still poetry

waiting for us, regardless

of our aches and pains.


As you know I love writing poetry, but as I grow older I am dealing with chronic pain now. So I will continue writing, and posting, but my presence here will be reduced.

I will be focusing more on exercise, Asian medicine (sometimes called alternative medicine) and pain management.

Thank you to everyone for reading my poetry!!

I wish everyone peace!


Poetry and Image © Copyright 2017, ancient skies

Peace in the Forest



When we are lonely or hurt the forest doesn’t feel the same

we may not notice the sun streaks or the deer

watching us, nibbling leaves.


We might instead prefer the dark, the quiet of tree shadows.

fortunately, the power of the forest remains,

covering us like a warm summer rain,

overpowering our fears,

as the Creator




Poetry and Image © Copyright 2016, ancient skies

Peace and blessings to everyone.

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