“The leaves of memory seemed to make a mournful rustling in the dark.” 

–       Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


“A good friend is a connection to life-a tie to the past, a road to the future, the key to sanity in a totally insane world.”   –  Lois Wyse






I shall carry those


From childhood

Without question

Or judgment

Locked securely

À mon coeur

As long as necessary

Garde –


They rest silently


By all I have seen

And heard

As you are strong

Enough to consider

You only need ask

I stand ready

To bear witness




Author: Léa

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

16 thoughts on “Doucement”

  1. I too, love the mix of language. It adds sonething, though Im not sure exactly what, but that doesnt matter.

    This is quite powerful,your words are full of depth and feeling. All accompanied, of course, by the wonderful quotes.

    Im not sure Ive ever experienced sanity! 🙂


    Christine xx

    1. Christine, if you ever have any doubts about the existence of sanity, look around at those most vocal about being sane! 🙂 I do hear that sanity is highly overrated.

      I hope you are feeling better? My thoughts stay with you.




  2. I will continue to enjoy my insanity!

    I am getting there very slowly thank you. . I dont feel anything like well, but today is better, so that gives me a hopeful feeling. A little more patience required yet!


    1. I have plenty of patience as long as it is for someone else. With myself, someone inside keeps pushing… 🙂

      Glad to hear there is some improvement.


  3. I love the combination of english and french. Somethings are just better in French!
    Your poetry is so amazing…..simple, deep, and lovely.

    1. Merci beaucoup Eileen!
      For me, everything is better in French! Unfortunately, my skills are not there yet.
      If you read a poem I wrote some months back, Les Mots, it explains how it happens. I didn’t get it myself until I read the piece.
      There is a quote from a great writer that explained it to me, and meant so very much.
      “I don’t know what I think, until I read what I said.” E.M. Forrester

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