La lettre

“All in all, punishment hardens and renders people more insensible; it concentrates; it increases the feeling of estrangement; it strengthens the power of resistance.”

–       Friedrich Nietzsche

“A spiritual organization with a hierarchical structure can convey only the consciousness of estrangement, regardless of what teachings or deep inspirations are at its root. The structure itself reinforces the idea that some people are inherently more worthy than others.”    – Starhawk

“No one is willing to acknowledge a fault in himself when a more agreeable motive can be found for the estrangement of his acquaintances.”   – Mark Twain


La lettre

Une lettre

La poste

Twenty-three years

Through time and


Across miles,



The Atlantic

As the pen

Glides across the


Tasting of


Reaching out

Beseeching to


The ties that bound

The young woman

Eager to find herself

Making some of the mistakes

I knew too well

Seeking forgiveness

Offering love

The greatest gift

Must be


These arms were






Author: Léa

A wanderer who has found home and herself in the South of France.

8 thoughts on “La lettre”

  1. Thiis is a superb poem Lea!

    And your second quote by Starhawk reinforces for me exactly why the structure of Alcoholics Anonymous works so well and has been working since the 1930s. It is an organisation with a spiritual program that has no hierarchy whatsoever. Everyone is equal and all jobs rotate. It amazes even the longest sober people that a bunch of people with such diverse personalities can keep working so successfully together. It is truly wonderful. I will keep this quote, thank you.


    Christine xxxx

  2. thank you dear friend…………….Love you   Love, Joy & Magic always Su   Woman are Angels ! if someone breaks our wings, we simply   continue to fly …. on our broomsticks


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