Monthly Archives: October 2016



(a reflection)

fresh, clear
reflection of earth,
Mother dear

soothing sound to the ears;
boisterous in times of fear

source of life,
giver of satisfaction
flowing in its very Name

perfect mirror to Father sky
blue ripples sparkle;
collecting moisture

need caring;
given priority and place,
safety and conservation

from tap to lips,
swift refreshing delivery
life to the body

flowing to four corners
relief to the soil
reaching forward to the Source

need safety from the enemy
lurching in the shadows
flushed through streams
foul smelling parts and particles
unclean cloudy substance

water’s lament:
“Am I meant to die,
unclean and forgotten?”

Hélène/Mother Willow©Poetry/Reflection

Crystal Ball

The Sunday Whirl (wordle-272)

Prompt words

busy/ class /velvet/ still /light/ curl/ oil/ drop/ silvery/ echoing/ bowl /jealous/

Crystal Ball

She accidentally dropped sizzling hot oil on her hands.
Instantly her skin began to curl and blister,
her screams echoing throughout the house.

Reaching for the bowl on the counter
she filled it with tepid water,
grabbed her black velvet cloth
covering her crystal ball.

Dipping her hand in the bowl
she covered it with the velvet
just in time to greet her client at the door.

Seated opposite her client
crystal ball in front of her
she audibly moaned and cursed
at the pain under the velvet.

Her client was assured this was a spell
she had made contact he thought.
Anxious now for the voice of departed ones
he waited while the cursing subsided.

Speaking slowly the voice told him:
“Keep yourself busy in class.
Someone is jealous of your accomplishments.
Be still, the light is with you.”

Overwhelmed with this message
he grabbed her velvet covered hand.
She screamed the most  fouled cursing
that brought tears to his eyes.

“Thank you” he said.
” You got in touch with my father.
Those cursing words are the exact ones he used
towards me all the time. You are an excellent

Satisfied, her client left. Closing the door behind her
she noticed a silvery charm on the table.
He had left no fee,
a charm instead.

Just then, the cursing that unfolded could be heard by her client on the street.
He began counting his blessings.
And so it was.

Hélène/Mother Willow

Within me

My Journey

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Oct. 29/16

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “in/out.” Use one, use both, use ’em any way you’d like. Enjoy!


Within me

lies a mountain of treasures
I know of them dwelling within my core
I understand them
they have served me well
guiding me
given me light when darkness veiled my spirit
my pillars
they are cultivated
used as they are directed
they walk with me on this life’s journey
they live in me, step out with me
to these treasures I bow.
Hélène/Mother Willow©Poetry

Baker Street – Poetry – Stealing Evidence


Prompt – The Baker Street

B&P’s Shadorma and Beyond – The Baker Street – October 29, 2016
Line 1: 2 syllables
Line 2: 2 syllables
Line 3: 1 syllable and includes a “b” in the word.


Stealing Evidence


black door

wrong key
Holmes gone

thief steal

damp fog
smear ink

pot break

lift up

Holmes home
run fast

Hélène/Mother Willow©Poetry


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