Author Archives: helenvalentina

About helenvalentina

Like most people, I have a number of sides to me. The most interesting one probably emerges through my writing, hence this blog. I love to read, and also to write, and so this is a way to share both.

To Wear The Crown

Sweet thing so worthy To wear the crown And bear the sorrow That power brings You are here chosen From all around To witness tomorrows Where heaven sings And all your pains And all your pains Are offered up As … Continue reading

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Multitudes

“I contain multitudes’ – Walt Whitman There comes a time we realise and feel a lack of linearity within and confused we stumble through our memories as if to excavate the shape and form of who we are from what … Continue reading

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The Promise

He made the promise to you One perfect springtime morn His words they were so precious So much to wish upon How could you know by summer That he’d be gone? Your dress it was so pretty He said beyond … Continue reading

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Possibility

Admit me in To the possibility I have remained a novice All this time Read my books And learned my lines Awaiting on The appointed moment When the doors would open wide And welcome me inside Give me hope Through … Continue reading

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Review: The Contract by John Howell and Gwen Plano

Full disclosure: I’m a sucker for anything about angels, redemption, universal love and honour. So The Contract, by John Howell and Gwen Plano, had me ‘at hello’ – or ‘chapter one’ as they say in the literature world. This is a … Continue reading

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Duality

How much of her is me? How much of me is her? A mirror lets me see More yet I may infer It seems we may have split When did this occur? How much of her is me? How much … Continue reading

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The CONTRACT between heaven and earth By John W. Howell & Gwen M. Plano

Thank you, Helen, for inviting us to join you today. We are so grateful to be featured on your blog and appreciate your focus on elemental writing. We hope you find our book to be an example of such written … Continue reading

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Anne Boleyn

A crown And books For reformation Reformed you A king A church A guttural cry Gutted you Small worth A kingdom Power taken Overpowering you Just a crown And books For a bloody reformation Reformed you (c ) Helen Valentina … Continue reading

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Planetary

Stars falling, dying Planetary stillness And frenetic force Align It’s true Even the birds can’t see Careening into view Into you Hemispheres shifting Realignment Birthing worlds Anew A view Only your heart can see Everything askew Within you A view … Continue reading

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Winter

Winter falls He walks alone Down pathways known Only to him Snow blasts Across tired eyes Blinding, dull Deep surprise Rugged up In animal skin He holds the cold Deep within Winter falls He walks alone Down pathways known Only … Continue reading

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