RHODE ISLAND SENIOR POET LAUREATE
Doris Deleuze Raffaele

THE SEA


The sea and I are one today;

Her heart and mine

Hold to a single beat.

Her compassionate pulse

Cradles my spirit

As I ponder the layers

Of centuries tears

That have salted her waters.


Doris Deleuze Raffaele
Lincoln, Rhode Island
DORIS DELEUZE RAFFAELE, 85, Lincoln, a feature writer for 45 years, worked with the New Bedford Standard Times, New Bedford, and taught metaphysical courses “Life after Death” and “The Power of the Mind” at Bristol Community College, Fall River. This is her first SPL win. Her sun sign is Libra.