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.

Cover Reveal: The Butterfly Stone

Originally posted on Rambles, writing and amusing musings:
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Wow! Look at this. I am absolutely floored by how amazing this is. Without further delay… The Butterfly Stone cover The Butterfly Stone

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Dandelion Wishes

Light as air Sweet dandelions Hover there On the stair I watch as they fly Light as air Make a wish Before they are gone In the sky Till you know Wishes all come true If you try (c ) … Continue reading

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Balance

One by one Two by two The universe is made All the signs Here align For the light parade Balance for me Like a charm Overhead None will falter None will harm It is said It begins As it ends … Continue reading

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Too Late To Pray

And is it now Too late to pray? As children we rehearsed the verse In ancient books and we hardly cared Each word we said It was enough to simply recite And hope that soon the doors would open Setting … Continue reading

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Reclaim

Reclaim the butterfly Symbol of transformation Not simple Not easy But fine Not manipulated Traumatised And degraded Reclaim the symbol For what its purpose was And always should be Reclaim the butterfly And then set it free (c ) Helen … Continue reading

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Fortune

Be you not Fortune’s fool The will of man Is to self-determine And not falter in superstition Or by the fickle hand Of idle gods Even should it be That pride lays traps For unwary travellers Yet it is so … Continue reading

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Threshold

Do I dare disturb this place? Enter the door forbidden By my ancestors Yet open here before me Entreating my safe entry To the world beyond? I have practiced carefully Learned the texts and rituals Prepared as a novice to … Continue reading

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Free

Let us go free Into this good sky Grateful and open To the waking world Like birds on a wing Before we die Let us go free Into this good sky Let us sing free Our salvation song Peace upon … Continue reading

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Harvest Moon

The harvest moon is shining Over the aching lands And of this golden omen Few among us understands Nor reads the signs across the sky That whisper to us by and by That on such moons the world will turn … Continue reading

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Fresh ingredients

Next year We’ll use fresh ingredients Juggling choices To suit our palettes Life’s finest chefs Run on knowledge And instinct combined And with age and with time So shall we Next year It’s a new recipe Next year We’ll combine … Continue reading

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