To All My Readers

One thing is for certain, and that is I have some of the best readers in the blogosphere!

Thank you so much for reading and being here!

I have been taking a blogging break but will be once again reading your wonderful posts this weekend.

What have I been doing? I needed a physical and spiritual recharge. I’ve also been reading a lot and journaling, seeking quiet for my spirit.

And hey, we get a new President here, tomorrow!

Thank God!

It won’t be perfect but at least we will have some light again.

Wishing you peace.

Writing and Image Copyright © 2021 rivers renewed

In Those Canyons Within


In those canyons within our lives where we search

for a safe place,

a quiet space,

to renew and begin again

we needn’t look far

to find the open arms

of nature and peace,


our rivers to run freely.


Note: I’m actually off today recharging. Following a one day out of seven concept. Until tomorrow. Peace.

Poetry, Writing and Image © Copyright 2020, ancient skies

If there is a Trickle


If there is a trickle left within our hearts, it is not only a miracle

it is a reminder, that we once had a river. And blogging sages

inspire, but only if we have the ears to hear.

Perhaps the river is only hidden,

and we can ask for

the gates to be opened,

so we can see

the power

in a new way,


one another.


Poetry and Image © Copyright 2016, Ancient Skies

Shaping Our Prayers


It’s when are backs are against the wall, as the concrete grinds

into the skin of our backs, and we behold our cities

on fire, the desolation of generations

ruining the hope of many, that we truly

learn how to shape our prayers,

remembering how

the ancient rivers ran,

the ones

we used to know

so well.


Poetry and Image © Copyright 2016, ancient skies

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