Starlight Musings


Mathematical precision
A melody
trembles into being

A solar system
aches with possibility
to communicate

All these stars
once gods and devils
splayed above

Visions and madness
Could this be
a type of love?


On Tuesday
the writer paused
to hear a rumbling within

Down corridors
encircled by age,
a memory lingered

That night
gazing above
he remembers a face

Recalls the feeling,
the texture
But not the time or place


Across the universe
a hand reaches
wreathed in gold

Every hour we waited
seems now only
a moment

Sheer electricity
hums discordant themes
of yesterday

A hero falls
upon a mythic sword
somewhere far away


Dark-eyed, iris-less
Muted speech
Nothing is real

We would have spoken
if you’d listened
so long ago

The atmosphere is dense
with longing
and some after-taste

Civilisations rise
on some errant meme
then are laid to waste


In this moment
out of place with time
we might hunger

What strange child
from this mother’s womb
strains to be born?

Constellations blaze
with angelic signs
Sigils out of place

All the promise lost
as it disappears
without a trace

And in the midst
of some greater loss
Comes a kind of grace

I still see your face.

(c) Helen Valentina 2013, All rights Reserved

About Helen

I'm drawn to blogging as a way to share ideas and consider what makes us who we are. Whether it's in our working life or our creativity, expression is a means to connect.
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8 Responses to Starlight Musings

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  2. Reblogged this on helenvalentina and commented:

    Just re-posting a very early poem from my first couple of weeks blogging because a conversation with a friend reminded me of it (for some reason that is too hard to explain). Anyway, for the many of you I hadn’t yet met in wordpress when I first posted it, I hope you enjoy the poem. For those of you who have seen it already, I hope you forgive me the indulgence of re-posting 🙂

  3. Oh wow this is glorious Helen! I love it, its really very inspiring =)

    • Thank you – it came from a very weird frame of mind, but it still stands as one of my personal favourite things I’ve ever written. I’m glad you liked it! 🙂

  4. Brian Hughes says:

    Across the Universe is one of my favourite Beatles’ tracks. I know that’s got nothing to do with the poem, but I noticed the title had accidentally put in a cameo appearance and just thought I’d mention that.

  5. So glad you reposted this. I often want to do that with some earlier poems and wonder if that is alright. This was definitely worthy of a reblog!!!

    • Thank you – I’ve seen others reblog their earlier work and I thought that it was a good idea. I’m not entirely sure why but this poem is a personal favourite of mine, so I thought why not?? 🙂 🙂

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