The Healing is Not Far Away


When a cherry blossom stuns us with her beauty

capturing our hearts

we know the healing

is not far away.

Do you feel loved today?


Poetry and Image © Copyright 2018, ancient skies


In His Reflection by the Creek


Snow and ice crunching under his boots, and a strange gray reflection

rippling across the creek, with deer tracks on the other side.

He paused, zipping up his coat a little further,

watching the trees bend.

He remembered traveling through time

hunting for visions with bows

wearing buckskin

and an occasional feather,

but it was long ago

on horseback,

so instead, in his reflection

by the creek,

he took some pictures.


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Rivers, one of nature’s ways of filling us with awe,

the silence of peace

nourishing our spirits with refreshing

from above, healing

and giving us strength and the audacity

to believe in love, the value

of each of us, here

on the earth.

A revelation really

that we are connected.


Poetry and Image © Copyright 2017, ancient skies

We Find Ourselves Connected


Our tragedies don’t always make us better warriors,

don’t always make us stronger

having our wings singed,

and faith pulled forcibly from our hearts.

But we do become more human

as we see our brothers

our sisters, struggling


we know the scars

as we find ourselves connected

in the fight.


Poetry and Image © Copyright 2017, ancient skies