Old Oak Tree




Written for Daily Prompt: Circle

At the feet of the old oak tree, we danced round and round with abandon. Our circle was charged with reverence honoring our tree’s fidelity.

This mighty oak provided countless quiet shelter right there under its expanding arms. The old oak soaked all our utmost secrets which we related to him in this quiet solitude of its shadow.

Our old friend always rejoiced with the approaching laughter of excited little children. Children would caress its core as a dear child clings to a mother.

Today, a fierce storm passed through our field breaking our ancient oak in half.  It succumbed mercilessly falling noisily to the ground.

Once again we gathered our circle, hand in hand at the fallen feet of  our nature guru. We offered humble praise for his life.

With hope in our hearts new circles will be born, the old oak’s seeds will bring new tender shoots.  In the field children will discover standing little oaks.

The undying circle of nature will come to be through mother nature’s undenying rejuvenation.

The circle of life will be shared through kind spirit generations.

Hélène Vaillant© September 30, 2017


Tanka: Spirit and Joy



Tanka:  Colleen’s Weekly #Poetry Challenge No. 52 ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL #Haiku #Tanka #Haibun: “SPIRIT & JOY”


Come forth within me
celebration of spirit
honor this fair day.
Rejoice in penned creations
shared unconditionally.

Hélène Vaillant©

Haiku – Colors



Carpe Diem prompt:  neighborhood of colors 

bright yellow mixtures
immense blue ceiling skies
dab neighbourhood green

Hélène Vaillant©


Haiku – Sweet/Scent


Ronovanwrites Weekly Haiku Poetry Prompt: Sweet & Scent



memories of old
sweet scent cuddling a baby
longing for what was


Hélène Vaillant©




Haiku – Beware/People

a walk in the dark


Weekly Haiku Prompt Challenge – 8 – Beware & People



Nightwatchers beware
people roam about
leading to intrigue

Hélène Vaillant©


Tanka – Gift/Song



Prompt: Gift/Song

Colleen’s Weekly Prompt


Small gift on table
brilliant with silvery thread
my heart sings praises.
Church wedding bells echoing
all around the mountain side.


Hélène Vaillant©

Tanka – Reading



Carpe Diem prompt:  Pleasure of Reading  – September 25




Immersed in reading
until day merge into night
fading with the light.
Cherishing faithful eyesight
treasured through advancing age.

Hélène Vaillant©