Spring Eternal–dVerse Quadrille


Spring Eternal

She’d lost the spring in her step,
(it’s true.)
But the twinkle in her eye,
mischievous,
kept her young—
an icon of joy.

“It’s love,” she told me,
“only love,
that makes me who
who I am.
No winter in this heart
of mine.”

Photo: David Slotto
My mother at age 90-something.

Kim is hosting dVerse Quadrille today asking for a poem of exactly 44 words, excluding the title, using the word SPRING in any of its forms. I was a bit surprised where this one took me. We would love to see you join us for the prompt that is available to you all week.

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32 thoughts on “Spring Eternal–dVerse Quadrille

  1. Olga says:

    Life can be joyous, even in the elderly, sunset years of our lives. Your mother looks so wonderful in the photo. ❤

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  2. Janice says:

    An inspiring poem/woman.

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  3. Janice says:

    An inspiring poem/woman.

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  4. Quiet, reflective and full of love…written I suspect with your own twinkle or light filled tear.

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  5. I love this poem. Shared on twitter @bakeandwrite.

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  6. In my second attempt I used that expression too 🙂 Nice tribute, spring juxtaposed with old age

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  7. Angela says:

    Way a lovely reflection, Victoria. 💜

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  8. MarinaSofia says:

    Awwww, how lovely! I’ve known people who were dead before their time, all joy sucked out of them. And then there are those like your mother, with a spring to their step, and so much love!

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  9. kim881 says:

    Your lovely tribute brought a tear to my eye, Victoria. That was the last thing remaining of my mum, although dimmed, her eyes still twinkled when she heard my voice.

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  10. kaykuala h says:

    Love that conquers everything. Your loving Mom looks so sprightly in the pic, Victoria! (aged 90? wow!)

    Hank

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  11. I do love this tribute. You might loose a lot, but if love is there it keeps winter at bay.

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  12. Ya gotta love that red nail polish!

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  13. Imelda says:

    Beautiful. I like this reflection on love and a loving heart. 🙂

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  14. Truedessa says:

    This is so lovely, no winter in her heart just the joys of life.

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  15. lynn__ says:

    What a wonderful attitude for keeping the heart young…love the photo too!

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  16. thotpurge says:

    No winter in this heart
    of mine.”..love that!

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  17. Lovely quadrille. 🙂

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  18. whimsygizmo says:

    “No winter in this heart of mine”– this says it all. LOVE.

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  19. wolfsrosebud says:

    I do see that twinkle

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  20. Such beautiful words. Thank you for sharing. Being of advanced years, I identify, and am grateful for the twinkle in my eye (now that I’ve had my cataracts removed!) lol

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  21. Glenn Buttkus says:

    Heart-tugging, heartfelt, rife with light, love & internal radiance; an ode, attribute–and so much more; smile.

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  22. Oh this is such a beautiful and tender tribute, Victoria! Especially love these lines; “only love, that makes me who who I am. No winter in this heart of mine.”

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  23. Grace says:

    Beautiful photo and words to treasure Victoria ~ Be spring and young forever ~

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  24. I love this photograph of your mother, radiating love. ‘No Winter in this heart of mine’ is such a beautiful line 💖 xxx

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  25. yes love springs eternal and it is there in your mother’s beaming face

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  26. frankhubeny says:

    I think your mother found the secret to the fountain of youth–keep love in one’s heart.

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  27. Singledust says:

    Hello! This was so beautiful and sweet beyond any words I could use. Love does keep us young no matter the calendar age, i loved every word! and the thought it held

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  28. Michael says:

    Lovely reflective poem Victoria..

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