In the Gentleness of a Waterfall


In the gentleness of a waterfall,

there are so many reasons

to believe that we are loved,

as the mist covers us,

anointing us with a baptism

of healing,

growing our wings,


our spirits far above and beyond

any scars, still lingering.


Poetry and Image © Copyright 2017, ancient skies

The Deer and the Waterfall

Mountains and Rivers 399

When the deer return to the waterfall

it is a matter of trusting – that they will be

refreshed, that gentleness will win

the hearts of men, and that violence

will be defeated. That life will continue

along with the seasons,

that there will be the young

to grow and to learn,

under the protection of the sky.

Drinking in the promises

of another day, a new

beginning, knowing

how to trust.


Poetry and Image © Copyright 2015, ancient skies

Peace and blessings to everyone.

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