English: A candle flame.

English: A candle flame. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I have travelled so far to see you
I have journeyed on light and on words
Slipped through parallel space just to find you
Flown for miles, sister here to the birds

I have struggled to gain all the answers
To the riddles you threw in my path
I have knelt like a child at your altar
I have wept even while you would laugh

I accepted your odd invitation
Crossed the barriers of space and of time
I have offered this shell I inhabit
Just a poet relinquishing rhyme

I have stood as a supplicant waiting
In these halls drenched with blood and with pain
I have floated half drunk on the ether
I returned here again and again

Still waiting the moment to see you
Bid you welcome my much revered host
Yet like shadows you only will offer
But a fraction of what I crave most

(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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20 Responses to Craving

  1. Advisor says:

    craving for more poetry this is awersome.

  2. Brian Hughes says:

    A sausage roll…that’s what I’m craving most right at the moment.

  3. 1WriteWay says:

    Chillingly good 😉

  4. Penny L Howe says:

    Oh, this is really good, rich and beautiful! Your words creating the imagery that comes to my mind! Love it! 🙂

  5. This is beautifully written Sis xxx

  6. invisibleme says:

    you paint a masterpiece with your words. wonderful word imagery…

  7. xbox2121 says:

    I un followed you by mistake sorry about that 😊

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