Helbling is the supposed author of 15 small books of poetry. These poems, composed between 1282 and 1300, are instructional satires written in the form of a dialogue between the poet and his servant. They thoroughly and wittily describe the current state of life and the social mores in the poet's time. Also included are poems of a religious nature, some honoring the Virgin Mary. Helbling's authorship of these 15 books is still in question.
- Stephanie Cain Van D'Elden (2001). "Helbling, Seifried." Medieval Germany: An Encyclopedia. John M. Jeep, ed. 337-8.