Category Archives: Earth

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

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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Beautiful

When I am weary of the world The clatter clutter of ambition The surrender and submission To the paper and the pen To the dollar or the yen Competition’s flags unfurled I come to this most sacred space Where art … 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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Blooming

Blooming girl Nature gilds your wings As you grow Rose heart fire Tresses caught alight Earthly awe Perfect sight Bloom before us now Pure starlight (c) Helen Valentina 2017

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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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