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I now wear the memory of nothingness
a piece if white sail
wrapped like second skin.

—Life in Suspension 

Publications in Literary Journals


The dream opens forgotten realms of creation.
I think that’s what time is.                                                Pathway to Gifts 

I hear my mother’s voice echo  
you’re all the sunlight
that’s ever been in my life.

—C’est Comme Ça

I become ocean, mercury, silver
shimmers, fairy tales, fascinated.

—A Mind Like Lightning

look at the other side of the world
as if a deck of cards spread out                             to peek under and flip over                                     for a glimpse at the hidden side.

—Dreaming My Animal Selves



The spokes of the wheel loosen
amidst thoughts like windstorms
containing all of humanity

                                         —Winter Horse

I map the mathematical universe, forge
equations into stellar winds…


Circe, you recognize, you decipher
Enigmas and the color of the omen.
I always await the revelation.
I am among those who believe in magic.

                            —José Manuel Cardona

 Much gratitude to the following journals for publishing Hélène’s work:

Agenda Poetry; AGNI; Anastamos; Anomaly; Asian Signature; Askew Poetry; Asymptote Journal; Backstory JournalBarnwood International Poetry Magazine; Blue Fifth Review; California State Poetry Quarterly; Cha: An Asian Literary Journal; Colorado Review; Connotation Press: An Online Artifact; DoveTales Literary Journal; Drunken BoatDublin Poetry Review; Dublin Review of BooksEast West: A Poetry Annual; Edgar Allan Poet; Exchanges Literary JournalFjords Review; Francopolis; From the Fishouse; Fulcrum: An Anthology of Poetry and AestheticsHayden’s Ferry Review; jmww; InTranslation; Knot Magazine; Levure Litteraire; Mad Hatters’ Review; Maintenant; MĀNOA: A Pacific Journal of International WritingMediterranean Poetry; Mythic Passages; National Translation Month; One; Other Terrain JournalPeriódico de Poesía; Pirene’s Fountain; Plume Poetry; Poetic Diversity; Poetry East-West; Poetry International; Pratik A Magazine of Contemporary Writingqarrtsiluni; Recours au Poème; Saint Julian Press; Salzburg Poetry Review; Speechless the Magazine; Spillway; TAB: The Journal of Poetry & Poetics; Taos Journal of Poetry & Art; A Journal of the Built & Natural Environments; The BeZineThe American Journal of Poetry; The Blue Max Review; The Brooklyn Rail; The Creative Process, The Enchanting Verses Literary Review; The High Window; The Irish Literary Times; The Lascaux Review; The London Magazine; The Los Angeles Review; The Más Tequila Review; The Original Van Gogh’s Ear Anthology; The Passionate Transitory; The Poet by Day; The Poetry Bus; The Toronto Quarterly; The Warwick Review; THRUSH Poetry Journal; Tiferet: A Journal of Spiritual Literature; Truck; Verse Daily; Washington Square Review; Waxwing Literary Journal; World Literature Today; Writer’s Digest.

Poetry is language for the ineffable. Mysticism constitutes the experience of what transcends us while inhabiting us. Poetry, as creation, borders on it. It is metaphysical. It offers a new vision of the universe, reveals the soul’s secrets and mysteries.

To be a poet is not my ambition,
    It’s simply my way of being alone.
                                                                      —Fernando Pessoa
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