Tag Archives: faith

Church

In the church we waited So alone Heaven cracking Like an eggshell over rough hewn stone Doves of peace plummet Into the dusty air We waited in our faith And deep despair In the church we prayed Hopeless fools Angels … Continue reading

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Let It In (for my father – in memory)

“There is a crack, a crack in everything That’s how the light gets in” Leonard Cohen, Anthem In this moment Precious chance Let it in Let it in Just a promise Warmest glance Let it in Let it in It’s … Continue reading

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For My Mother – In Memory

Keep this little light shining Honour and truth The greater questions Of the imponderable universe All those nights Speaking of the ineffable The sublime Nourish me still Give me belief And almost faith That kindness and care Still replenish this … Continue reading

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Crown of Thorns

Down the years we don Our crown of thorns And bleed our dreams On our life’s brittle page Make our prayers to gods Give our sacrifice As though bargaining can make Us rule this weary stage Each year we find … Continue reading

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Astrolabe

So you think you can read The stars in their flight The transit of Mars Is uneasy tonight As the astrolabe turns The universe burns Out of sight You’re such a technician These things that you know One half magician … Continue reading

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Deliver Us

This I pray Deliver us now From such pain This I plead Your grace to bestow At our need At your feet Prostrate we will fall For such grace This I pray Deliver us now To your heart (c) Helen … Continue reading

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Grace

Am I imprudent to request To fall on knees Until they bleed Is it too much To see me blessed To give me succour In my need? I am unworthy it is true But worth will fall And so will … Continue reading

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Shrine

Garlanded in red you came Dancing girl Spirit of flame Silver shrine awaits Supplicant Child of the fates Peaceful passage calls Weeping willows See it all Garlanded in red you came Dancing girl Spirit of flame (c) Helen Valentina 2015, … Continue reading

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Message

What message do you give me In this twilight world This forest deep wherein you roam And regenerate Shed your skin and breathe anew And slithering, quietly come in view And resting on my lap here awhile What do you … Continue reading

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The Age of Belief

So hard to sustain Pure faith, true belief Over years When youth’s fire is in the veins There is hubris enough To overshadow doubts and fears We clasp our hopes like talisman And link hand in hand with gods and … Continue reading

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