Fit Together

shutterstock_1008055153

Image Credit: Nito/Shutterstock.com

We fit together
As you see
Birds of a feather
So easily

We are so snug
Almost a crime
Give you a hug
One more time

Others will crave
All that they see
How we behave
Just you and me

We fit together
As you see
Birds of a feather
So easily

© Helen Valentina 2018

 

Posted in Fire, Poetry | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Breathing

shutterstock_241390768

Image credit: Gromovataya/Shutterstock.com

Breathing underwater is hard
Keeping cool in a heatwave even so
Holding till the moment the right card
Making them want more as you go

Equilibrium is brief
Balance so eludes
Time’s a wretched thief
Reality intrudes

Breathing underwater even still
Keep a tempest in a paper cup
Just a momentary thrill
Hold on tight and never give it up

Insanity is good
Curious, full of mirth
Still you really should
Come down to earth

Breathing underwater as I try
To turn the world upon itself at last
You’ll remember me here by and by
But only when the moment’s passed

( c) Helen Valentina 2018

 

Posted in Poetry, Water | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

Red Walk

shutterstock_1011799162

Image Credit: Inara Prusakova/Shutterstock.com

This young lady in red
Queen of all she surveys
See as she climbs
See how she sways
They’ll be talking about her
For days

This queen of the screen
Up the staircase she climbs
She how she glows
Everyone knows
She’ll be a star
For all times

La Vie On Rose they sing
Pretending they are blind
Thinking she’s a friend
One who will not stray
Leaving them so very
Far behind

( c) Helen Valentina 2018

Posted in Fire, Poetry | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

Lost Seraphim

shutterstock_750572788

Image Credit: Vadim Sadovski/Shutterstock.com

Up in the stratosphere I see you dance
Lost seraphim so little understood
Lumbering silent though the aching sky

Once heralded as gods of circumstance
Offering pain or offering good
Till they stopped believing by and by

If you stray from orbit by some chance
You’ll remind them you are made of blood
Once they remember they will cry

( c) Helen Valentina 2018

 

Posted in Air, Poetry | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Tranquility

shutterstock_603459410

Image Credit: jakkapan/Shutterstock.com

Perfect tranquillity
Speaking to me
Calling to the shore
A mournful moon
Lovers fled too soon
But all is quiet
All is peace
For one sacred night

Total serenity
Calling to me
I will doubt no more
Nature’s simple boon
Transcendence coming soon
For all is quiet
All is peace
For one sacred night

( c) Helen Valentina 2018

Posted in Air, Poetry | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Belief

shutterstock_338552036

Image Credit: sondem/Shutterstock.com

For one moment of belief
I have bled
Forgetting all the oaths of foolish youth
I fall here
Before the crown of thorns
Till something new is born

Make of me a thief
Full of dread
Clinging to this mountain-face
So sheer
All that I’ve foresworn
Till something new is born

Honesty is grief
I am shed
Of clothing of a wilful child alone
Do you hear?
I come to pray, not to mourn
Till something new is born

( c) Helen Valentina 2018

Posted in Air, Poetry | Tagged , , , | 5 Comments

True Diversity

shutterstock_754571701

Image Credit: HQuality/Shutterstock.com

So let’s embrace true diversity
He said
Xenophobia should not extend
Beyond the stars
And species are more varied
Than our little world suggests
When reaching to the universe
We won’t find our own face
Reflected back serene
But something else
Something else

Let’s make of difference our friend
He cried
We’ll find the kind of love
That hope debars
And delicacies more plentiful
Than our appetites ingest
When floating in the stratosphere
A totally alien place
Till all this in between
Is something else
Something else

( c) Helen Valentina 2018

Posted in Air, Poetry | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments

Purple World

shutterstock_780911212

Image Credit: Irina Kozorog/Shutterstock.com

Butterflies flying so free
In their purple world
A brief moment of life
Too beautiful to last

All that we may see
Of their purple world
Is the flapping wings
That fade too fast

A caterpillar may dream
Of this purple world
Before their future
Becomes the past

Butterflies never see
Their purple world
Is more than we can bear
Too beautiful to last

( c) Helen Valentina 2018

Posted in Air, Poetry | Tagged , , , , , | 6 Comments

Regal

shutterstock_686236801

Image Credit: Evgeniia Litovchenko/Shutterstock.com

She was regal
A queen to all
Blood running in her veins
From centuries
Was royal purple

She was bitter
At the fall
The colour of her flag
In battles held
Was royal purple

Still she was brave
At the call
Her final kiss
To a captor king
Was royal purple

( c) Helen Valentina 2018

Posted in Fire, Poetry | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments

Cherry Blossom Moon

shutterstock_1011960838

Image Credit: jakkapan/Shuttertock.com

It has come too soon
This cherry blossom moon
Night-time air too sweet
Falling at your feet
A lover’s kiss too quick
To touch your cheek

Night-time revelry
Dancing, you and me
Jazz and white, white wine
All our hopes entwine
A promise made too soon
Is all you seek

So drunk on brief delight
This cherry blossom night
I’ll not recall your face
Or dancing in this place
The night will melt away
Within the week

It has come too soon
This cherry blossom moon
Night-time air too sweet
Falling at your feet
A lover’s kiss too quick
To touch your cheek

( c) Helen Valentina 2018

 

Posted in Air, Poetry | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments