The Healing of Our World


As the wind moves ripples across the lake,

I dream of days when peace lived,

so I focus

within my heart

on the healing of our world,

as the wind grows stronger

I enjoy the wildness,

of clouds shifting

and birdsong lifting.


Poetry and Image © Copyright 2020, ancient skies

Gentleness and Warmth


The spring speaks softly of gentleness and warmth

allowing our hearts

to feel safe again,

as we open ourselves

to her beauty,

in awe

we receive the confidence

to move forward.


Poetry and Image © Copyright 2017, revised 2020, ancient skies

Note: Keep fighting and stay healthy.

May Peace Flow in All of Our Hearts


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.



Poetry and Image © Copyright 2020, ancient skies

Note: Keep fighting, and stay healthy.

As the Waves Roar


After the war, with our minds at rest decompressing

from the shadows of fear,

our oceans will find us again

with the poetry we thought we had lost forever

running, thundering

in our ears,

as the waves roar

in the power

of confidence.


Poetry and Image © Copyright 2017, revised 2020, ancient skies

Note: Keep fighting.

In the Poet’s Heart


In the poet’s heart we hold the light dancing with colors

filling our phrases shaping,

guiding, directing the surge of words

through us

the intensity into our pens,


And in our decreasing

we seek a river

or an ocean

dolphins playing in the waves

to fill us

once again.


Poetry, and Image © Copyright 2016, revised 2020, ancient skies