Category Archives: Earth

Writing primarily expressing the element Earth – the physical, earthy, sensual, appetite, money.

The Stuff of Dying Stars

We are the stuff of dying stars Sprinkled in a hostile and strange firmament Seeking home Or the debris of asteroids Hurtling across time Carbon molecules Like miracles rising in the womb Just one more time An accident of cosmic … Continue reading

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The Van Apfel Girls Are Gone – Review

  “The Van Apfel Girls Are Gone‘ by Felicity McLean is comparable, as the book jacket says, to ‘Picnic at Hanging Rock‘ but also stands strong in its own right. A highly evocative and masterfully rendered work, it seems art … Continue reading

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Perfect

So perfect our home The white so bright The sterile sense Of everything untouched By day or night Reflecting us When did we turn Into the ghosts That roam these perfect rooms? When did we better treat The fabric of … Continue reading

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Piece by Piece

Piece by piece The lines of regret Take their place Soft and slow The patience of time On my face In my limbs These strange aches and pains Haunt my sleep Failing flesh All of the secrets I can keep … Continue reading

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The Old Town – Memory Part Twou

What secrets lay beneath The bright shining health Of the old town? The streets like arteries Reaching to the township heart A creature separate, apart Drawing all its children in and down The old town Why do I shudder now … Continue reading

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Precious

These precious things We tend Patient and strong Our seedlings small Will grow Before too long Our silent voices Yet will rise To perfect song And find our place Our precious home Where we belong (c ) Helen Valentina 2018

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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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Days

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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She

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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Return

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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