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  La Dame aux Camelias. - (Sonnet.)
by Peter J. Oszmann
Wednesday, February 18, 2004
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In loving memory of Alphonsine Plessis, (Comtesse de Perregaux)

alias Marie Duplessis, alias Marguerite Gautier, The Lady of the Camellias,

alias Violetta Valery, La Traviata.


 


 



 


 


 


You entered my heart on wings of music.


I think of you when camellias bloom,


When sun kisses rivers, or angelic


Voices whisper softly of gloom and doom.


 


On white silk handkerchief spots of red blood…


Red camellias on pure white marble…


From overcast grey sky weak sunshine flood…


Life’s history is unalterable.


 


Physical beauty into ashes turn,


The world is cruel and memories fade,


But to your resting place men still sojourn…


On white marble fresh camellias laid…


 


In gentle earth that bright flowers cover,


Your beauty and soul lives on forever.


 


 


 


© P. J. Oszmann (Paris. February 2004)


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


Note: (for those not familiar with the story of the Lady of the Camellias.)


 


Marie Duplessis, nee Alphonsine Plessis was the real life person behind Marguerite Gautier,


the heroine in Alexander Dumas Fils novel and stage play of the Lady of


The Camellias.


Verdi and his librettist used the stage play as the basis for his opera


La Traviata.


 


Alphonsine Plessis died of tuberculosis at the tender age of 23.


She is buried in the Montmartre Cemetery in Paris.


(More about her in my article: The Miracle of Bėatrice and Alphonsine)


 


The Illustration is a photomontage of her tomb and her portrait.


 


A visit to her grave a few days ago inspired this poem.


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Reviewed by Ch'erie de Perrot 2/19/2004
She was beautiful, and your poeme describes her well!

Ch'erie
Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya 2/18/2004
Peter....divine write!!!
Reviewed by jude forese 2/18/2004
i'm so glad to read your marvelous poetry again ...
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 2/18/2004
This was a beautiful tribute, I loved this,

Reindeer
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 2/18/2004
(((peter)))

dear (((friend))), inspiration comes from anywhere. great to see you posting. this one is beautifully written, powerful imagery used.

(((HUGS))) and stay safe on your journeys--you're missed

karla. :)
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 2/18/2004
Beautiful tribute, Peter; always so good to read you again!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in America, Karen Lynn in Texas. :D

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