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  Posted: March 7, 2016      Views: 490
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I am recently retired and reside in the most beautiful area of Virginia--the Shenandoah Valley. I find beauty and inspiration in the mountains every day--it is one of my most faithful muses.

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Chapter 13 of the book 2016
A Triple Rispetto in Remembrance of My Mother
"Ninety-One Years Old" by mountainwriter49
            Ninety-One Years Old
I gaze upon your high chair made of oak,
with filigreed designs and steps well worn,
that Maggie’s children used.  Such thoughts evoke
dear memories of you on this grand morn.
      Oh, Mama, your chair—my chair yet remains
      a touchstone of your love. Like fine Champagne,
      it  quickens as I age.  Time passes by,
      reminding me when things were not awry.
And thus your presence yet remains within
my heart as I now celebrate your birth.
You would be ninety-one.  I know you’d spend
your day in happiness with heart-felt mirth. 
     You’d cook a feast for family and friends
      and fill our glasses up with gin again.
     You’d laugh and joke and keep us all amused.
     There’s no doubt laughter was your greatest muse!
And thus today I place fresh roses by
your side and think of dearest times with you.
I won’t forget your voice; our last goodbye.
So precious were your words, they still ring true.
     And thus, I’ll spend the day with joyful glee
     with friends and family.  Such grand esprit
     we’ll share in love on this your special day;
     and such is life’s most wonderful bouquet.

6 March 2016


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Author Notes
Triple Heroic Rispetto. A Rispetto, an Italian form of poetry, is a complete poem of two rhyme quatrains with strict meter. The meter is usually iambic tetrameter with a rhyme scheme of abab ccdd. A Heroic Rispetto is written in Iambic pentameter, usually featuring the same rhyme scheme. I have written this poem in iambic pentameter with each rispetto having a rhyme pattern of abab ccdd.

Maggie's children: Maggie was my Great-grandmother and her children would have included my Grandmother and my maternal Great uncles and aunts. Thus, this child's high-chair has been in my family for at least four generations, dating back to at least 1892. My mom's birthday is on 6 March.

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