Alien Landscape


“Open your eyes, look within. Are you satisfied with the life you’re living?   – Bob Marley


“Not on one strand are all life’s jewels strung.”   William Morris


“Life is like a ten speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use.”   – Charles M. Schulz


“I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”   – Thomas A. Edison


Alien landscape


We are all tourists

Some will be obsessed

Driven to make the most

Of each moment

They fail to take pleasure

In the nuances proffered

Others will passively move

From this reality to

Whatever awaits?

There are those who are

Unshakable and move

With grace and confidence

Through the darkest of times

Others claw their way

From first breath to last

To tremble at the touch of another

Can be a most precious gift

Painting the canvas of your life

The colors are yours to choose

Will you play it safe – muted colours?

Dare to express yourself with all the

Vibrancy within your grasp?

Time passes all to quickly

The years both kind and cruel

Reflected in the shading

Light and darkness in turn

Mortality a heartbeat away

Create while you can

The music of your life





Author: Léa

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

19 thoughts on “Alien Landscape”

  1. Ooh I really like this one Lea. Some great reflections followed by two simple questions beautifully worded and ending with a ‘suggestion’ (last two lines) which to my mind could sit quite confortably alongside your quotes above your poem. One of my favourites of yours! xxx

  2. I love it, You are the words on paper. Love all you do but this one made a certain my heart stop and remember. Thank you Love you

    1. Kath, I have no doubt there will be no regrets as you create your music and dance your way through and invite us all to play along.

  3. Ooh, nice one…a true ‘journey of the senses’, it looks to me like you have ‘journey of the senses’ as one tick and 7 others out of the 13 words and phrases…that takes some doing!

    Lovely work, Léa 🙂

    1. How kind you are Polly. I’m afraid there was little effort as the words seemed to simply fall into place. Thank you Polly! 🙂

  4. i’m afraid i play it safe way too often in my own life… wish i had more courage for colors… and again – great quotes as well…

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