My Dear, Love Hasn't Forgotten You, is a full-length book of poetry and prose. This poetry book invites you to dream. There are four sections that melt into each other with ease. Carolyn's poetry is not ordinary and rarely follows the rules; instead, she becomes a stream of consciousness. "When we are river-like we flow. Nature connects us and grounds us with a love that will never forget us." In addition to those sentiments, Carolyn doesn't hold back with emotions. She wears them on her sleeve and dreams with them and you will become a part of this mystical mystery. My Dear, Love Hasn't Forgotten You, is full, real, kind, deep, spiritual, caring and poetic. You will find yourself tantalized and hopefully it'll spark your own imagination's creative juices.
"Riker has always been a powerful and talented writer and poet, but in her latest volume of poems and musings, she has gone deeper into the human soul than ever." ~ Mitch Smith
This is Love, is Carolyn Riker’s second, full-length book of poetry and prose. There are three sections where she conveys the art of self-love, how love is everywhere, and the invariable highs and lows of relationships. She writes about love from a field of colors as seen from her soul; it’s not all pretty. Her poetry gives you a range of betrayal’s bitter taste and how the heart aches coupling each section with her fondest companions: dreams, nature, art, and music. She instinctively relies on imagination and rekindles the depths of love’s astounding abilities. With full transparency, she writes from a place of what love has taught her and what love isn’t. "This is Love" will speak to you for it is ageless and true.
Carolyn is a gifted writer whose words offer a connective bridge to our common human challenges, with the ability to help bring understanding and empathy to support transformation of hearts and the healing of souls. ~ Fannie LeFlore, MS, LPC, Developer & Leader: Healing from Racism Programs
Blue Clouds is Carolyn's debut book of poetry and prose. It is an unleashing and synthesis of one woman’s silent voice, now expressing a fertile repertoire of poems and poignant short essays. It is a collection of a soul’s deeper creative intelligence. Blue Clouds is a unique form of poetic syntax, divided into five pivotal points of inspiration: Nature, Soul, Dreams, Love and Shadows. It is undefinable and renders its readers with an unexpected connection to their own emotional exploration.
Book Cover Image by Mary Liz Austin, Donnelly-Austin Photography (c) permission granted.
Hidden Lights, is an anthology and a collaboration of over 50 experienced and novice writers sharing their stories and poems from around the globe. The poignancy of each contribution covers the depths and widths of human experiences often kept secret. The words in this book are real, raging, and riveting. Readers will be captivated by the poetry and essays which plunge to the taproot of soul and the psychology of truths not often told. Each chapter details the bittersweet of humanity and crosses over stereotypes of gender, racial decree, suicide, justice, depression, grief, and wrapping an inclusiveness in the cusp of being seen and heard.
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