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Nourishment

Each day Given unto us Such nourishment For body and soul That spirit and form Are complete And whole Let this be Our sacred goal From youth Until we are old We pray Each day (c) Helen Valentina 2016

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Last Ritual

At the last ritual of a dying world we dance Veiled in red we swarm to mingle in a throng of fiery endings seeking out the new beginnings buried deep below the citadels we burn An ancient call and wisdom … Continue reading

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Black and White

Symbolic duality Black and white Balanced held Temporarily What feet may walk Across this chequered floor And what for? Perfect design Each component Like the last In perpetuity What ritual done On a blood washed floor And what for? Between … Continue reading

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Raven

Carry me through I hold your insignia Against my breast Have withstood every ritual To bear your name I’ve beaten down my will But I stand here Just the same Give me a soul Burnished through the deepest fire As … 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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The Wildness and the Blade, for Prompt 78 Persephone

These childhood games we played The wildness and the blade We’d never shed one tear Our blood ran thick as fear This bride to death in black Calls to retreating backs Cross tempest wretched sky Her ululating cry Each bone is broken, … Continue reading

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Becomes Me – for Prompt 61 – Toska

Twilight becomes me The purple-black shade of in-between Stars struggle to ignite In an opaque sky Moments before the light Falls as broken wings Years of waiting have become Mere sacred ritual The white, the red, the black I light … Continue reading

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Killing Place

These streets beyond are narrow, dark Their lights wink with a dying grace Within the perimeter of the park They come to find the killing place Their hooded garb and blackened cloaks Hide centuries of deep regret You hear the … Continue reading

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Moment – for Prompt 55 Slowly Dawning Horror

There was a moment when you stood upon the stair and all the lights of the world coalesced cascading in your lustrous hair, and men in rooms played billiards into the night And you thought you could still make it … Continue reading

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Clapping

Clapping, clapping here in time Faster rhythm, faster rhyme Face bathed in full brilliant light Music playing, sheer delight Resplendent here the moon and stars Conquer night and sun debar Dancing in a circle formed From this womb a world … Continue reading

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