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.


Entering from the very end The follower plays chess On empty boards And runs down forest pathways To unreachable lights The ferryman is laughing In this good but darkened night And the clowns are crying At the parties We dismiss … Continue reading

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Drawing deeper Than ever before The water will relinquish Its power and secrets She will thrive In knowledge And energy Till she is whole All life begins Floating in fluids Cosmic conducting Of life force energy She knows as she … Continue reading

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Announcing the Launch of Circumstances of Childhood by John W. Howell

Originally posted on Fiction Favorites:
Circumstances of Childhood. By John W. Howell Click for Amazon Kindle Shipping on October 1st. Priced at $0.99 for the introduction. This is a different story for John. It is in the Family Life genre and…

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Let Me Fly

In these moments Let me try I can reach this If I try I am grateful I’m alive Feel it rushing Through my soul Deep yet weightless Torn yet whole I’m the rock That learned to roll In this blessing … Continue reading

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Awaiting the waning moon This lost sea-shore At the last moments Of earthly time We counted the pebbles As if in their number Some final revelation Of heavenly design Would save us just in time, just in time Silvery and … Continue reading

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Butterfly Ring

I recall she wore A butterfly ring And she painted her eyes Like butterfly wings She spoke of lost innocence And all that it brings Her transformation early Her butterfly ring A child not a child So not anything A … Continue reading

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A Cat May Dream

Even a cat may dream Perhaps especially this feline Slinky purveyor of the night Can climb to the highest point And taunt the stars Spread out like a banquet For its fastidious palate Hanging the moon Out to dry Even … Continue reading

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Catch My Dreams

Catch my dreams They float far too high For my reach Make them sweet The night is too dark I’m afraid Golden warmth Caught in your sweet net Guide me home (c) Helen Valentina 2017

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Reaching up The sky is scarred By too much time Piercing branches Scrape the beginnings Of limitless space All beginnings Reach this far No further No wings to fly I cannot yearn Beyond your boughs I must await The last … Continue reading

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Dissolving into gold Alchemist becomes The experiment Soul purifies and glorifies The All Dissolving into heart Glittering and dread Individual evolution Embracing the limitless All Dissolving into peace The union with The yearned Beloved The heavens cry and sing To … Continue reading

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