“We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch – we are going back from whence we came.”  

–  John F. Kennedy


“The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.”  

–  Jacques Yves Cousteau


“The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach – waiting for a gift from the sea.”   –  Anne Morrow Lindbergh


“The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea.”   –  Isak Dinesen




that’s how I’ve always

done it

with a big


head first

then immediately

diving to the bottom again

and again

the waves

have always

picked me back up

set me on my


never one to stick

in a cautious toe

followed by a

hasty retreat

or gradual

wading forth

to do so

would defy





Author: Léa

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

4 thoughts on “splash”

  1. Wonderful poem Lea!

    And as I read it I was thinking that I have become a toe dipper since this diagnosis, but since the concert I am now going forth with the big splash!! No more defying nature for me 🙂

    Great quotes of course!



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