The island was shrouded in mist.
The sea was calm and I sailed
as if guided by Dolphins and Spirits.
I walked along the pristine beach
and the winding path,
I asked well-known birds for a Sign.
The fog did not lift, the Spirits said nothing
but even before I reached the Painter’s house
I was given a bunch of flowers.
Gorse in bloom, bramble flowers
and dried ferns,
beautiful present from the Heath
that still comforts my heart.
© Frédéric Georges Martin
Bouquet Champêtre, îles Chausey © 2017– F.G.M.