Star Out of Sky

image by Alex Stoddard

"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience, we are spiritual beings having a human experience."
~Teilhard de Chardin

This world is but an aquarium that is the place that we now swim.
It is not the destination nor is it where we once had been.

Our time here is brief like snowflakes floating under glass,
as we glide in these waters with particles from the past.

We voyage forward within the confines of this space,
in a constant pool of learning, preparing for a better place.

Like a fish out of water......or a star out of sky,
this is not our home;
it is a stepping stone for you and I.


  1. I like this a lot, Carrie. You have a way of tipping your head just so and thinking thoughts I don't think to think. I really like your background, btw. I can't tell you how many similar images I have saved in Pinterest; I have an old dictionary from which I want to make a flower wreath. Hope you're doing well, Friend!

  2. I really like this! Your words in contrast to the image. So many people are shackled to the world in which we live, and have lost their spirituality.

  3. a stepping stone, but one where we can leave an impression as well..while this maybe a temproary home, it is one in which we can make a difference...

  4. This is absolutely beautiful.. The thought is magical.. You've got yourself a new follower! :)

  5. WOW I love this poem...and the Teilhard de Chardin quote is perfect for it

  6. Thank you everyone for stopping by and reading it.....i had a hard time with this prompt....but i have really enjoyed reading all the poems and prose posted for it.

  7. 'like a fish out of water' ... love that line, love every line.

  8. Carrie,

    What a most beautiful poem. In fact I think it is really a prayer in many ways. The journey of life, in your words....

    Best Wishes,

  9. So rightly said and beautifully wrote......

  10. The words and the graphic go well together. Thank you for sharing. Wow.

  11. Dear Carrie: "Each heart an open book" essential wisdom~thank-you~!


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