“But remember too,

how the dark made a net,

how the light in it shone,

and pluck a piece of the dark sky,

all speckled with stars,

and put it in your pocket

and carry it home.

Keep it close,

like a dream,

like a smooth, round stone,

and remember how the light

needs the dark

to shine.”

–from “How to Gather Light from the Dark,” Root & Star, Issue 12, November–December 2017.


This is the official Web site of writer Meredith Ackroyd.  I am a poet, artist, and mother, living in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.  I write poetry for adults and children, in forms ranging from free verse to haiku.  Click on the tabs in the menu above to learn more.