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.


I have traveled these bleak expanses For days, my throat parched and my lips dry and cracked Sheltering my body as best I can From relentless sun and sand filled wind Battering my face Looking for something, anything, in this … Continue reading

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You can be any colour Little one Any glorious hue Under the sky and sun You can paint yourself In glitter and gold You can sing and dance Hear every story told You can be any colour Little one You … Continue reading

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Open the book So wonderful Every dream you could Ever, ever have Strewn across the pages Wondrous words Giving you the world entire Lighting just The smallest fire In your soul Take a look So wonderful Every story held within … Continue reading

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Mother Moon

Mother moon Tending to her children Aquatic Steady gaze Nurturing Chaos into life Dark into light This wonderful night Mother moon Softly avenging Cruelty Of man here On ancient ships Searching for life Blinding their sight This wonderful night Mother … Continue reading

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She Was too wild For this little world Yet Never a child Never a little girl She Bathed in pure light Shone like a falling star Yet Even in darkest night Never fell too far She Sang her sweet song … Continue reading

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The Butterfly Stone – Review

Laurie Bell’s debut young adult fantasy novel is a treat on so many levels. First off, it’s great fun – a rollicking ride that is a definite page turner with loveable characters (and some distinctly original and scary villains too…) … Continue reading

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And he said rejoice Great tidings do I bring A prophecy An offering And music heralded across the sky One time One long, long time ago Now he plays on city streets He cries rejoice To every stranger that he … Continue reading

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The Butterfly Stone – Out Now

Originally posted on Rambles, writing and amusing musings:
“DON’T LET THE SHADOW TOUCH YOU.” Beware! Something is after Tracey Masters, a Mage-kind teen in a mostly non-magical world—a world where people like Tracey are often feared, and oppressed. Add to…

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I always return to you In the end Steadfast you wait Patient and calm You know how I am Wanderer in my soul But I always return To you I know I came from you At the start You are … Continue reading

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Trust (Part Two)

Trust me he says His words so eloquent A scriptwriter perhaps Has brought him here And PR pundits dressed him well For all the things he’ll sell Once again this year He loves the crowds They laugh at all his … Continue reading

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