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The Scent of You
by Carmen Ruggero

Monday, February 19, 2007
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This is dedicated to my mother Mrs. Carmen C. Ruggiero 11/19/1921 2/18/2007

Iíll remember the sound of your voice;
like a sweet whisper,
it will come to me in a summerís rain.
Iíll remember your grace
forever or until I find you again,
as I know my time on earth
is as quick as the blink of an eye,
and then Iíll fly to you
and there, by the tiffany moon,
I shall find your tender face once more
and weíll smile and sing a merry tune
but until then, I will think of you
and remember things you said
and how I often wondered,
but never did ask,
if all your needs were met;
were you happy, or were you sad.
Iíll remember you in autumn
when the landscape turns
in shades of amber and gold,
bagging leaves and burying bulbs.
Iíll remember hot coffee and fresh croissants,
and it was time to close the windows
because winter was around the corner
and you didnít like the cold.
But best of all, Iíll remember you in spring
when new life glints in waves of wonder
and the pretty flowers bloom;
when the tiger lilies and purple roses loom,
and the scent of you is in the air
and the robin sings his love song,
I knowÖ thatís when Iíll remember you most.

Carmen Ruggero ©2007


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Reviewed by Joanna Leone 5/6/2009
My eyes are filled with tears. I am very close to my mother, too.

It is so true. You will feel your mother's presence through the beauty of nature around you. The autumn landscapes, the lilies and the robins are all signs of her love and her presence.

This is so beautiful

Please visit my den soon!

Reviewed by Bernice Lakota 11/14/2007
Your Poem made me is so beautiful Carmen!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by Regina Pounds 4/10/2007
Carmen, my condolences! Your poem touches upon the most cherished memories, yet I know there are so many more left to spring forth and sadden and gladden your heart. Your loss is so recent and acute...may you take comfort from that strong sense of connection that will last.

Beautiful, beautiful poem and picture!

much love
Reviewed by Dawn Richerson 3/15/2007
so so beautiful. I can tell from the picture and the love poured out in these words she was an extaordinary human being. comfort to you, Dawn
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 3/15/2007

I'm sorry for your loss. St. Patrick's Day is the anniversary of my own beloved mother's passing--17 years now.

You invoke the aroma of my mother's favorite perfume (L'air D' Temps) and her cooking skills--I miss them, and her. :(

Does it get easier? I think not...know you're in my heart and prayers.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by E. Richardson 3/13/2007
splendid dedication my friend...I especially like the way you blended the scense of smell into is the oldest of the scenses they say...I know in my case, it is a powerful medium.
All in all this is a winner of a write.
Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen 3/5/2007
Lovely tribute to a very lovely lady, Carmen. I find myself wondering how much time remains for me and my mother, now going on 90, to enjoy sharing life's many wonders...
May your Spring be filled with a riot of colorful blooms and lilting bird songs.
Peace be with you and your beautiful mother.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 2/26/2007
A beautiful and loving tribute, Carmen; thank you for sharing it. Best wishes to you with love and peace,

Reviewed by J M 2/22/2007
I almost cannot comment on this one Carmen she is beautiful and this poem is a priceless love poem for your MOM Just the flow is flawless the memories are outstanding and wove so well in poetic form.
A blessing for me to read.
My sympathy for your loss and many prayers.
It is but for a short time and then we meet again.
Reviewed by Helga Ross 2/22/2007
My sincere sympathy for your loss, dear Carmen. This is a lovely tribute to your mother. Lovely photo. The sweet expression lights up her face.
"bagging leaves and burying bulbs" captures my fancy particularly.

Reviewed by Mitzi Jackson 2/22/2007
WOW what a beautiful farwell for now tribute
pleasent sure and sweet
beautiful picture too.........
Reviewed by Tina Martin 2/21/2007
Very nice. Tina
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 2/20/2007
Touches me just so deeply, Carmen, and your love and beauty shine in this dear tribute. This is truly a life held dear and you are very like her, it seems to me. Anniversaries are funny things... I am in that phase of retracing the steps of my own Mother's ultimate demise this time last year. With heartfelt sympathy and prayers for peace and comfort in your loss. Much love, Kate xx
Reviewed by ~ Holly Harbridge (Reader) 2/20/2007
Awww, what beautiful memories you'll always have of your Mother. A wonderful tribute to her, God Bless you, Holly
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 2/20/2007
Beautiful touching tribute Carmen!!

I am sorry for your loss my friend!!

Love & Hugs Tinka
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 2/20/2007
Such kind eyes, I hope you find peace, I remember you telling me your parents were married 61 years.
Hold on tight to such wonderful memories...
It does make ones eyes water, the beauty of this site is we are with you, in the most powerful way: Prayer...
Reviewed by Michael Mathieu 2/20/2007
An outstanding tribute to your mother full of love,Never forgetting
your time spent with her,Cherished memories forever,Sorry for your loss my friend,Thanks for sharing this sad but beautiful write,
God Bless you and yours,
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 2/20/2007

I enjoyed the reading of "The Scent of You".

I salute You, Poet.

In admiration,

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green 2/20/2007
Oh, Carmen. What a w o n d e r f u l tribute you have created. When you gave me a heads-up { t h a n k. y o u }, I couldn't wait. Knew
you would capture her and your relationship perfectly, and that your originality would shine. Touches I particularly love are "tiffany
moon" and "bagging leaves and burying bulbs." L i f e. r i n g s
in every line. Love the photo you chose. What an adorable smile!
I am sorry for your loss, but completely convinced that your mom
reads and rereads her Carmen's words. Her smile grows and grows.
Love and Peace to You, Car-o-mino. <3 Sweet and tender memories. <3
Reviewed by William Bonilla 2/20/2007
Most beautiful tribute to a mother
Thank Carmen for sharing
your wonderful thoughts
Peace be with you

Love & Peace
Reviewed by Joyce Bowling 2/20/2007
You've brought tears to my eyes dear friend...and a thought to my heart. You've reminded me just how short life really is, and just how much I love my mother! I am sorry for your loss and my prayers are with you for I know the days ahead will be difficult. Your poem is such a loving and warm tribute that tells the readers much about your mom's life and the making of memories that you will cherish a lifetime. When my mammaw (grandmother) passed away many of my senses were awakened, memories flood my mind when I smell someone wearing the perfume that was her favorite, when I smell biscuits baking in the morning, and when certain television programs comeon...I think it's a gift from God that allows us to keep our memories alive in our hearts and minds....Beautiful write my friend, simply beautiful...
Joyce Bowling
Reviewed by jude forese 2/20/2007
a beautiful tribute, Carmen to a mother who has brought out the best of the world to you ....
Reviewed by Debra Baker 2/19/2007
The picture painted in this piece was so touching. Every line a fine tune of a heart and the years of memories. Just Beautiful. Memories can be a hearts treasure.
Reviewed by Mendy Thompson 2/19/2007
Dear Carmen, this was so lovely and by the date on the picture, I see that you just lost this wonderful lady yesteray. She looks happy and I can just imagine her doing all the things you describe. My own mother is 90 and lives in an assisted living facility and it reminds me that I, too could be writing a tribute all too soon. Prayes and wishes are with you as you go through this difficult time. But keep writing and remembering her...that is the best tribute you could make.
Reviewed by Art Sun 2/19/2007
This is very beautiful and a most loving tribute to your mother, I am sure she was a wonderfull mother and woman....I send my prayers.....peace.....

respectfully.....Art Sun.....
Reviewed by Rose Loya 2/19/2007
This brought tears to my eyes. What a lovely tribute.

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