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Below is the poem entitled A WALTZ FOR MOTHER which was written by poet Andrew Crisci. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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These sobs have never stopped and tears still flow
as dripping leaves after a summer's storm;
this wailing son has lost his joy to sorrow
refusing to be consoled; today, your favorite flowers
I lay on your grave and leave you lovely prayers
by the silver cross for you to read and feel warm
on winter's lonely and cold days
that will drift into the sun's fading glow.

This waltz is for you, mother smiling from Heaven...
and I will dance it while the robins
and larks watch, thinking I am mad to have chosen
a place of mourning and tranquility 
with cypresses offering a pleasant breeze;
would I do this if I didn't love you truly?

Very, very long ago you took my small hand 
and slowly and tenderly taught me how to dance
on a meadow covered with yellow and white daisies;
there was no music, but humming birds sang 
the simplest song they ever knew as the gentle wind caressed our sunlit heads
beneath the August sky traversed by torrid clouds that escaped to other seas.

This waltz is for you, mother living in that place of delight, 
oh, smile with the same tenderness and care of heart;
would any other desire be more intense
than being together and happily dance
that waltz without pausing...sweetly losing ourselves in idyllic fantasy 
and explore happiness in unimaginable ways to shun painful reality?

Copyright © Andrew Crisci

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  1. Date: 10/10/2013 5:09:00 PM
    Hi Andrew, love the double impact winning poem... xox~ Linda

  1. Date: 10/6/2013 1:37:00 AM
    Poignant and moving. One that your mother is surely smiling down to see. Congrats, Andrew

  1. Date: 10/5/2013 8:37:00 PM
    awesome win......... love ~SKAT~

  1. Date: 7/20/2013 12:56:00 AM
    Very touching.... loved it! :)

  1. Date: 7/18/2013 4:54:00 PM
    So beautiful and tender....this write touched my heart! Big congrats! Hugs

  1. Date: 7/18/2013 4:26:00 PM
    This touched my heart..reminded me of dancing with my son at his wedding. The last stanza is heartbreaking. Congrats..BG

  1. Date: 7/18/2013 8:59:00 AM
    A touching, brilliant waltz for your mother Andrew...It's obvious she was very near and dear to you...Love the way you danced at her grave the same way she taught you to dance in that meadow with no music, just the melody of nature...Many congrats - Tim

  1. Date: 7/17/2013 10:34:00 PM
    So endearing and lovely. Many warm congrats for this win.

  1. Date: 7/17/2013 5:17:00 PM
    an awesome poem... congrats from PD

  1. Date: 7/17/2013 4:04:00 PM
    :-) Andrew, Congratulations with your dancing poem in Giorgio V's contest. have yourself a nice one ~ SKAT ~

  1. Date: 7/17/2013 5:24:00 AM
    I will fav this Andrew, I's never read a more beautiful poem of love from son to mother, I'll frame this one in my heart, Andrew congrats xxx

  1. Date: 7/16/2013 9:27:00 PM
    A very touching write, Andrew. Congrats on your 1st place win! Love, Kim

  1. Date: 7/10/2013 12:46:00 AM
    :Lovely...sad..note the typo..its ;;;waltz... keep writing..Bg