• Marianne Cooper-vd Veen

De Zee ("The Sea")

Written in my mother tongue Dutch when I was 9 years old!

English translation:

The sea

I hear the sea rushing

I hear the wind blowing

I hear the waves slosh,

they collide against each other

I am on top of the dike

of an unknown neighborhood

The seagulls fly around

and I'm alone here on the ground

I'm watching the ships passing by

,and the wind blows through my hair.

I'm at the floodgate

and am now far from home .....!