Moontide

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Awaiting the waning moon
This lost sea-shore
At the last moments
Of earthly time
We counted the pebbles
As if in their number
Some final revelation
Of heavenly design
Would save us just in time, just in time

Silvery and sepulchral
Just ghosts in the making
Our flesh yet defiant
Withering on our bones
Reaching for each other
Yet terminally alone
We savoured the shore
The watery brine
As though it would save us
Just in time, just in time

(c) Helen Valentina 2017

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Butterfly Ring

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I recall she wore
A butterfly ring
And she painted her eyes
Like butterfly wings
She spoke of lost innocence
And all that it brings

Her transformation early
Her butterfly ring
A child not a child
So not anything
A woman as angel
With harsh broken wings

I recall she wore
A butterfly ring
And said she was sold
To an elderly king
He was deep winter
She was his spring

(c) Helen Valentina 2017

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A Cat May Dream

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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 a cat may dream
And who are we to say
Their dreams are not more complex
More careful and of course feline
Than any we may dwell upon
As we sleep oblivious beneath them
While they prowl and stalk
The restless night?

Perhaps indeed the cat may say
With more surety than us
That even we may dream
If they open up the doors
And let us in
I hazard a guess
In this good night
I will not dream
Until the dreaming of the cat begins
And even a cat may dream

(c) Helen Valentina 2017

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Catch My Dreams

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Catch my dreams
They float far too high
For my reach

Make them sweet
The night is too dark
I’m afraid

Golden warmth
Caught in your sweet net
Guide me home

(c) Helen Valentina 2017

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Reaching

Reaching up
The sky is scarred
By too much time

Piercing branches
Scrape the beginnings
Of limitless space

All beginnings
Reach this far
No further

No wings to fly
I cannot yearn
Beyond your boughs

I must await
The last release
It is not time

(c ) Helen Valentina 2017

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Dissolving

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Dissolving into gold
Alchemist becomes
The experiment
Soul purifies and glorifies
The All

Dissolving into heart
Glittering and dread
Individual evolution
Embracing the limitless
All

Dissolving into peace
The union with
The yearned Beloved
The heavens cry and sing
To the All

(c) Helen Valentina 2017

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I Remember

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I remember her most he said
In the last moments of spring
She hovers as a memory
Of every good thing
I remember her smile
And how she would sing

I remember her best he said
In the depths of my heart
The endings so silent
Yet there from the start
We were most together
When farthest apart

I remember her last he said
As I drift into sleep
She’s there in the darkness
Infathomable deep
All the best of my life
And the secrets I keep

(c) Helen Valentina 2017

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The Moment

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This is the moment of choice
Can you define the possibilities or listen
to that nagging inner voice?
To fly or tumble into the void
Does it rely on luck or destiny
or just the random collection
of all you have been and could be
are you imprisoned now or free?

As fear trickles through your soul
chilling blood and electrifying
all your sinews with thoughts of living
finally dying
Are you alert and so alive
You will not just survive
But emerge victorious
yet to thrive?

This is the moment
The precipice yawns before you, bored
of waiting for your final steps
Into the chasm as it claws
Will you belong to it or is it yours?
A final hurrah
Or the first thrilling sound
Of universal applause?
This is the moment
And the cause

(c ) Helen Valentina 2017

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And Shall the King Return

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And shall the king return
To this great land
So loved by god?
Too many years we’ve wandered
Aimless in our emptiness
Without a hope or leader
In our sight
Democracy just another word
For delusion
So shall he yet return?

And shall the king arise
To greet the day
Annointed here?
A once and future promise
Yet to be fulfilled
Each passing year?
The faithful wait and the faithless
Yet abide
So how may he return?

Kingdoms rise
They drown, they burn
So how may he return?

(c) Helen Valentina 2017

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The Road

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Follow the moon
Down the road
Wherever it may lead

All we are given
All we may take
All we could need

Moonlight guide
Gentle and soft
Taking our hand

Follow the moon
Down the road
Over the land

(c) Helen Valentina 2017

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