Dear Sea
I’d like to thank you for the Waves.

Dear Sky
let me thank you for the Clouds.

Dear Sun
thank you so much for the light.

Dear Earth
I can’t thank you enough for Life.

Dear Love
thank you for being you.

© Frédéric Georges Martin


Illustration: Sunset over the Sea ©2019 – F.G.M.

School kids had great fun playing in the snow.
They ran, they hid, they laughed.
Now Time speaks slow.
I stand on its whitest side.

There’s ice on the sidewalk
and nothing to thank for.
Grownups are petty
and ungrateful.

I’m cold and disenchanted.
But I don’t want to be like them,
and so I write for Winter
a thank you letter.

© Frédéric Georges Martin


Allée sous la neige, Paris © 2018 – F.G.M.