Category Archives: Earth

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

Crystal Clear

Crystal clear Pale perfection hides Structure’s aim God is here In this clarity Speak His name Perfect pink Softer blood will flow Just the same (c) Helen Valentina 2020

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Gentle Strength

Mediate on strength Strong as the beast Gentle as the butterfly Kingdoms must rise On ideas as light as air Heavy weighted truth Fierce as battle cries Soft as lullabies May we yet realise Realise (c) Helen Valentina 2020

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Travelling

I will reach for the world Travelling in my mind A little wish Before I sleep A yearning for More, just more Across the oceans wide and deep I will wish for the earth Responding to my itchy feet Just … Continue reading

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Departing

I saw the leaves departing On the bitter winter wind And in their flight my soul Recognised its form It will not now be long Until I welcome moving on The soft, encroaching storm I saw the colours fading Before … Continue reading

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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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