Theresia Constanzia Adelheid Friedericke Maria Anna Mozart

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BobBradshaw
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Theresia Constanzia Adelheid Friedericke Maria Anna Mozart

#1 Post by BobBradshaw » 13 Nov 2020, 23:57

Theresia Constanzia Adelheid Friedericke Maria Anna Mozart


With Johann I constantly itched,
and my lower back ached
from carrying a hill up a mountain.

I could feel his feet nudge me
for sweets, sweets, sweets--and me hungry
the way I once was for Wolferl’s kisses.

I knew he was a boy
the way he kicked me--
intent on kicking the door down.

Theresia was like moonlight on a pond.
She was content treading water,
and happy as she came sloshing out.

She loved us the moment she saw us.
Johann died within a month,
but Theresia was my only girl

and Wolferl and I loved her
the way a piazza loves its fountain,
our lives centered around her.

Wolferl boasted how quickly
she mastered pooping and eating!
A prodigy right from the start!

And suddenly she is gone,
like a firefly’s lantern flickering out
by summer’s close.

My ulcerated leg demands I leave
immediately for Baden and its springs,
though no healing waters

can cure my heartsickness.
All I think about is my dead children,
Raimund, Johann, Theresia…

my heart a cave on a beach,
empty but for the waves
rushing senselessly in and out.

Kenneth2816
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Re: Theresia Constanzia Adelheid Friedericke Maria Anna Mozart

#2 Post by Kenneth2816 » 14 Nov 2020, 16:46

Delightfully somber. I recall her from the movie about his life. She deserves this Bob
Nicely done

Michael (MV)
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Re: Theresia Constanzia Adelheid Friedericke Maria Anna Mozart

#3 Post by Michael (MV) » 19 Nov 2020, 04:14

 
Hi Bob,

My availability is sporadic & abbreviated - I do read - can't workshop as I usually like

Your poem here is on my radar for a possible nom in the Dec IBPC

esp like the piazza-fountain rapport - the finale is pregnant with poignancy -

immediately this lyric & voice resounded like ultrasound

https://genius.com/Fleetwood-mac-goodbye-baby-lyrics     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCbcgbyq-is


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Michael (MV)

 
 
 
 

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