Tag Archives: summer

Summer Sea Memory

Flickering like old movies On wartime movie screens Summer sea memory Greets me In a waking dream Part beautiful and part dread It’s nothing like it seems Summer sea memory Haunts me In a waking dream Pinned like butterflies shivering … 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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Summer Fruits

Lazy days Mid afternoon heat Languorous looking For a long-lost treat Summer fruits spilling Like gold at my feet Hot afternoons Spent with friends and wine Convivial, constant Pleasure is a crime Summer fruits glisten Like everything fine Lost evening … Continue reading

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Say My Name

Say my name In deepest Winter As icicles form upon Your very breath You’ll call me thief Of joyful memories Make me someone You won’t forget Say my name When Autumn’s colours Paint a picture Upon the lawn I am … Continue reading

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Triple Threat

One part murder One part love One part mind Triple threat Like a Cerberus Just behind I’m Persephone Rising up From the dark Triple threat It’s just summer Just a spark © Helen Valentina 2013, All Rights Reserved

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Summer Sandals

She wore red summer sandals And peasant skirts She drank in the sunshine Like a sensual balm And for this special goddess No day could come to harm She was the essence of The perfect summer day She wore purple … Continue reading

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First Blush

The first blush of summer there on the vine Has opened her buds like hope for the day We meet in true merriment, food and wine And all of this bounty here on display The days of dark winter fall … Continue reading

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Night Sweat

Unseasonably warm The evening prickles With dull heat Faint sweat upon skin Recalls longer nights Tossed and turned sheets Seeking the cool of solitude Not the warmth of skin to skin It is so very still Within the web of … Continue reading

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Unconnected Haiku

Wrapped up in this warmth created; autumn leapfrogs summer’s true decline Shadow puppets sway Children’s faces pressed against Store windows at night Lovers’ fingers can’t touch; no passion can be found here between their graves Supernatural foe barred; circle symbols … Continue reading

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Heatwave End

Waiting on the breaking storm To steal the humidity Of the day Clouds hang as though anticipating Movement across an impatient sky All is so still Not even leaves In neighbourhood trees Seem willing to rustle Disturb the moment The … Continue reading

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