End of Summer 

End of summer 

Crimson hues
Will take the place
Of cerulean blues
Instead of flowers
Golden leaves
Will find their way
Down from the trees
Zephyr winds
Will toss our hair
Reminding us
That autumn’s near
No more flip flops
Shorts or tees
We’ll soon need sweaters
For the breeze
Autumnal nights
Will bring a chill
Forest creatures
Quiet and still
Sights and sounds
And smells of fall
Delight the senses
Of one and all
Crisp, red apples
Pumpkin pie
Crackling fire
Warm and dry
A time when families
Come together
Telling stories
In chilly weather
Fresh brewed coffee
In our hands
While we dream
Of holiday plans
Gone the heat
Of summer days
Enjoy the fall now
While it stays.
-Carolyn Glackin

*Image via Google. 



by Carolyn Glackin 
Oh how this mad world loved him!

But little did he know 

He only felt it’s harshness 

The bitterness, the cold 

The sun’s warm rays did seek him

To surround him with golden hues

And I wondered if they found him

Would he then, still refuse?

What was it that caused his blindness?

What clogged his weary heart?

Did the Earth world do this to him

Or was he like that from the start?

Gaia asked and asked me

For she wanted him to know her love

But never had I an answer 

Neither here nor from above 

And as for me, I tried too

I loved him as well as I could

But he refused to feel it

He simply misunderstood 

And finally I left him

For that was no place for me

I left him in his darkness

And set my own soul free

And that’s when he first noticed 

He thought I was no longer there

Though I wasn’t with him in form

I was with him as a prayer 

Because love continues to love

Regardless of what transpires 

Real love is of the divine 

Not egoic human desires

I was with him from the beginning 

I’ll be with him until the end

And forever I shall love him

In ways he can’t comprehend. 
*Art by Susan Seddon Boulet.


My dear one, I have no harsh words to offer 

No judgement, no vitriol
Nor bitter reprimand
For I am neither judge nor jury
And I really only seek to understand
I don’t sit here finding fault within you
Nor would I ever cast you out in shame
For I know that when one looks guilty
There are nearly always two or more to blame
And I’ve not heard both sides of the story
And even then, you’ll get no verdict
from me
For I choose to see you as you really are
A sovereign being, innocent and free
And we all do things for which we bear a burden
A heavy parcel full of much regret
So I’ll do nothing to add to that grievous burden
Aside from help you to move on and to forget.
And I don’t care to partake in idle gossip
I won’t be a part of those who fan the flame
I won’t prattle on and on about the details
I’ll do nothing to besmirch you or your good name
For we all have things in life we must account for
And sometimes life just doesn’t go as planned
And I understand the trials that you’ve been through
So I’ll hold my tongue and offer you my hand.
-Carolyn Glackin
Art by A. Andrew Gonzalez. 

Crystalline Dreams 

Crystalline Dreams 

by: Carolyn Glackin 
Obsidian nights 

Tourmaline dreams 

Hematite stars

Turqoise moonbeams

Rhodonite mornings 

Carnelian sun

Celestite clouds 

A new day has begun 

Emerald lawns

Sapphire skies

Opalescent flowers 

Delighting our eyes 

Smoky quartz raindrops 

Falling at noon

And gold citrine lightning 

Make my rose quartz heart swoon

Evening sets in 

The sky dressed in hues

Of orange topaz embers

And azurite blues

Another day over 

Yet beauty abounds

As I now hear the music

Of crystalline sounds

Amethyst ballads 

And sonnets of jasper

Hush me to sleep

Just a little bit faster 

Angelite wraps me

In chantilly wings

And all through the night

Sodalite sings

I drift off to dream land

With a blue agate kiss

And there my day ends 

In crystallized bliss. 
Art found on Bored Panda

Daytime Glories and Bedtime Stories 

This is a tale 

I’ve been longing to tell

So dear to me

For I know it so well

Perhaps not a tale

But a collection of dreams 

Things that I love

And things that I’ve seen

Visions of angels

Flashes of light

Speckles of gold 

And orbs in the night

Voices unheard 

Yet known to my mind

And astral delights 

Of every kind

Whispery feathers 

Against my skin

And the brightest of lights

That emanate from within 

Heavenly music from choirs afar

Tinkly bells ringing 

From each little star 

Crystalline love songs 

Woven in air

Such a beautiful sound

None can compare 

Lions walk with me

Standing guard in the night

Spirit cats too

With eyes so bright

Furry little faces 

Come to say hello

I see them run past 

With a shadowy glow

Soft fur, warm bodies 

Rub against my own 

To offer some love 

And make themselves known

Visions of fae realms 

Delight my eyes

As their voices call to me 

From other worldly skies

Jingly laughter 

Rings in my ears 

Playful voices 

I’ve known through the years

These are my consorts

My cohorts, my friends 

Who’ve always been with me 

And will ’til the end

And there is a world 

Beyond this that I know 

That radiates love 

With a heavenly glow

It’s our one true home 

Away from this 

Where all that we’ve known 

Is oneness and bliss 

And I met you there once 

And I will again soon 

And then you’ll remember 

And my heart will swoon

For your soul calls out to me

In a voice I know well

As we dance in the eternal 

In that place where love dwells

So listen to the wind

Watch for feathers 

On the ground 

And know that you’re 

A sacred part

Of the love 

That’s all around. 

by Carolyn Glackin 

Words by me. 

Image found on the ‘Pink is my Passion’ page on Facebook.


We may be somewhat vulnerable in our earthly bodies, but our souls are impenetrable, unbreakable, and eternal. Nothing that happens here can change that, so don’t be afraid to shine in all your glory like the radiant supernova that you are.


*Words by me.

*Art by Karol Bak. 

The Hunted 


I want to
Kiss you ferociously
And devour you whole
Like a tigress
I want to
Hunt you down
Get you in my clutches
And feed on you
Like a lioness
I want to
Be the prey
And have you
Be the predator
In hopes that
You’ll capture me
And do with me
What you will
And finally,
I want to merge
Into your essence
And exist with you as one
Knowing that at last
We caught each other
-Carolyn Glackin

*Words are my own.
*Artist unknown.