Author Archives: Helen

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.


I am peaceful I am flying Towards the horizon The rising sun I am grateful So content With bread I’ve baked And cloth I’ve spun I am ready I am willing To take the reins of What’s begun I am … Continue reading

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All Your Colours

I remember all your colours I don’t think you ever saw them Always searching for the more You were blind to all within And perhaps it was your mother’s words The balm of yesteryear That held you such a prisoner … Continue reading

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Where would we be Without such rich diversity Without each unique identity So many colours In our sea? To strip such colour here away Become the bland, the drab and grey What price we’d pay for us to be So … Continue reading

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The Forest

I go to the forest at night If only in my mind To find a tranquility In darkened paths And moonlit creeks As if within the mystery I seek My own heart Deep in the forest at night I find … Continue reading

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Above it All

We float above it all This glorious shining city Of the free We sing across the spheres Triumphant glory songs For the free Adrift among the stars We cannot lose our way When we are free The universe is ours … Continue reading

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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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“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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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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