doux / gentle

“The indestructible is one: it is each individual human being and, at the same time, it is common to all, hence the incomparably indivisible union that exists between human beings.”  –  Franz Kafka


“When there is love, there is life.”  –  Mahatma Gandhi


“If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you.”  – A.A. Milne


doux / gentle


soft, inviting

you rest tenderly

in my mind

each thought

encases you

aching to embrace

fearing to bruise

or worse,


at times

you are a


a vapor, a mist

that tiptoes in the

quagmire of grey

stimulating the



pourtant, de temps en temps

i am caught in your


rendered speechless by

your strength

in you

i am never






About Léa

A wanderer who has found home and herself in the South of France.
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10 Responses to doux / gentle

  1. Oh this really is very doux 🙂 so beautifully written and I love the soft hint of a different coloured language you include in your poems. 🙂

    Love all quotes, my favourite here is AA Milne 🙂


    Christine xx

    • leamuse says:

      Thank you Christine! Your kind comments are always most welcome. Since I couldn’t think of anything to write, I just took a word for a walk… 🙂 The French just seems to jump in the mix.

      My inner quote junkie just won’t be silenced. 🙂

      Gros bisous,
      Lea xxx

  2. Thats a great idea, to take a word for a walk. A walking mindful meditation.

    And please don’t ever ask the quote junky to be silent. Great words of wisdom are there! 🙂 xx

  3. claudia says:

    so much tenderness in this… love the gandhi quote as well… with kafka i have a kind of strange relationship…long story…ha…smiles

  4. Sheila says:

    This is so beautiful and gentle. I love the you rest tenderly/in my mind part – the way love should be.

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