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THE SKY WAS PAINTED IN LAYERS OF LOVE by Carolyn Riker

There I was, washing the dishes…

 Completely enjoying the quiet swish of warm water and suds, when I was captivated by the beauty of a late afternoon sky.

As I watched, my heart unfolded. Just when I needed love the most, I felt a tremendous connectedness to a universal love.

Stunned and teary, I gazed in awe and drank in a peaceful gratitude.

The sky was painted in layers of Love


A sliver of blue.
slate and white.

I felt the setting of the sun;
underneath a veil of clouds

the air,
electrifying.

a silent Om touched my skin

eyes sealed,
a rapture of
love descended and held me.

I folded into the galaxies,
the stars
tangled my hair
the four winds
tethered to my limbs
delicate fibers stitched a lattice
of symmetrical truths.
Weaving, assimilating
and assuring me

to the very center
of my heart

this journey,
a pilgrimage

expands into
the layers of
stardust

the essence
love and life
me and you.


Carolyn Riker is an elementary teacher, mental health counselor, writer and a poet who finds comfort and balance in her kids, nature, music and her sweet cat Copper.  She can be seen sipping soy lattes, nibbling on dark chocolate or savoring a full-bodied red wine. Introspective, forthright, kind and compassionate, she intertwines life with yoga, meditating and learning about Vedic Astrology and Ayurveda.  She also writes for Elephant Journal and Rebelle Society. Carolyn can be reached via her e-mail address carolynra7@hotmail.com or on facebook here.  




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  1. Lovely sharing, Carolyn...........

    Naomi Stone

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    1. Thank you kindly Naomi Stone! I'm so delighted that you enjoyed it! xo ~ Carolyn

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