For Hélène

Hélène Vaillant's profile photo, Image may contain: 1 person, smiling, glasses, close-up and outdoor

A lifetime of love

Sadness of separation

Soulmates reunite


Not very long ago, poetess Hélène Vaillant of Willow Poetry said a final goodbye to her beloved husband. A few days ago, Hélène herself passed away peacefully.

My thoughts are with her family and all who loved her.

Her poetry was as beautiful as her smile and as full of love. Her own words say it best…


golden angel dust

elevating enchantment

peacefully setting


©Hélène Vaillant

With thanks to Frank Prem for keeping us informed of Hélène’s illness and passing.

About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
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79 Responses to For Hélène

  1. I jus learned of this last evening… Helene was such a lovely woman and I will miss her. God Bless her family and friends.
    RIP Helene. 😢👼

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  2. May peace and comfort wrap softly around all those she touched

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  3. Jordy says:

    Thank you, Sue for this beautiful honoring for Hélène. She was a glorious soul. 💕

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  4. LindaGHill says:

    So very sad. Hélène always had a kind word. Thinking of her family at this time.
    Rest in peace, Hélène. ❤

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  5. She was very kind in her comments on my posts in response to her prompts. A lovely lady by all accounts, and I could see that even though I didn’t know her for that long.

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  6. A beautiful tribute to a beautiful soul ❤

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  7. pvcann says:

    Thank you so much Sue, beautifully said.

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  8. memadtwo says:

    She always seemed to shine a light and will be missed by many. (K)

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  9. Ritu says:

    So sad😭 but a beautiful tribute, Sue xx

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  10. Jen Goldie says:

    A lovely Tribute Sue 💜 She will be sorely missed by all those she touched along her journey.I too was shocked yesterday when I saw Fandango’s post. Shocked, but not entirely surprised. She was gracious enough to prepare us for her passing in her last few prompts and commentary. She left us with a beautiful smile and words of wisdom in her poetry .I truly miss her but am comforted by her legacy of love.

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  11. trentpmcd says:

    Sad news. A great tribute.

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  12. A beautiful tribute, Sue. I didn’t know Helene that long but her poetry was lovely and her passing a shock.

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  13. I will miss her sweetness 😢❤️ She was a lovely lady who worked so hard collecting our poetry and stories to share.

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  14. This is so beautiful Sue! Thank you for sharing this as I was just asking V.J. a couple of days ago if she had heard anything. Much Love to you Sue! ❤

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  16. A lovely tribute to Helene… Thoughts and prayers to family and friends. ❤

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  17. A great tribute, Sue. I was aware of her husband’s passing and was so sad to hear she didn’t want to have treatment for her cancer. She now ceased all the suffering and joined her husband, a beautiful reunion. ❤

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  18. Her poetry is wonderful. What a loss. Sending good vibes to all, missing her. She will not be forgotten. Michael

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  19. Jaye Marie says:

    For Helene…
    “A life that burns so bright is never truly extinguished…”


  20. -Eugenia says:

    This is a lovely and heartfelt tribute, Sue. Helene was a beautiful soul.


  21. -Eugenia says:

    Reblogged this on BrewNSpew and commented:
    A tribute to Hélène Vaillant of Willow Poetry by Sue Vincent. Helene will be missed.

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  22. dgkaye says:

    I didn’t know Helene but so sorry to hear of her passing. A great loss to the writing community. 😦


  23. willowdot21 says:

    I am so deeply touched by Hélène’s death she was a beautiful person .Always so kind and generous . We will all miss her💜💜💜.


  24. willowdot21 says:

    Reblogged this on willowdot21 and commented:
    A beautiful tribute to Hélène Valiant from Sue Vincent.


  25. Suzanne says:

    Helene was a beautiful soul who touched many lives. Your eulogy is very beautiful. Thank you for expressing what so many of us feel.


  26. blindzanygirl says:

    Oh my! I am lost for words, and so shocked. I had missed Helene posting,although I knew she had said she had to give immediate attention to her health. I was worried and wondered what had happened, so came looking today. Found her blog deleted, and feared the worst. Now I know. Thankyou for this tribute Sue. I have no words. Just a deep deep sadness. Helene and I talked about our cancer, and the treattment. We both had the same experience. We talked a lot. You are so right to question treatments. As you may know, prior to my cancer I was a hill walker, cycler, swimmer and much more. Now, I am blind, wheelchair bound with no feeling in hands and feet, but alive. I totally understand Helene’s decision to refuse treatment. I would decide the same again. I did not know about the passing of Helene’s husband though. Just so terribly terribly sad. Her poetry was beautiful. I will remember her always. Sadly, I missed Fandango’s announcement, but so glad I found this Sue. Thankyou. May our dear Helen rest in peace, along with her husband, and may her family be comforted. I will always remember you Helene. Bthankyou for your life and your words.


  27. rivrvlogr says:

    Such sad news, but thank you for sharing this, Sue.


  28. antoniazen says:

    Reblogged this on Antonia Sara Zenkevitch and commented:
    I knew her only a little, though her words and her encouragement of others like myself, but I will miss her presence. I feel in a similar way she must have touched many lives. My thoughts are with those who loved and knew her best.


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