Sea of Strangers

Always nice to discover a new poet to fall in love with. In her poetry collection Sea of Strangers the New Zealand novelist and poet Lang Leav invites you to go beyond love and loss to explore themes of self-discovery and empowerment. This poem really moved me, so I guess I’ll just have to read the other ones too, right?

In a sea of strangers you’ve longed to know me,
your life spent sailing to my shores;
the arms that yearn to someday hold me,
will ache beneath the heavy oars.

Please take your time and take it slowly,
as all you do will run its course;
and nothing else can take what only,
was always meant as solely yours.

Lang Leav

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