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If the year is meditating a suitable gift I

If the year is meditating a suitable gift
I should like it to be the attitude
of my great great grandmother
legendary devotee of the arts


who having eight children
and little opportunity for painting pictures
sat one day on a high rock
beside a river in Switzerland


and from a difficult distance viewed
her second son balanced on a small ice
flow drift down the current toward a waterfall
that struck rock bottom eighty feet below


while her second daughter impeded
no doubt by the petticoats of the day
stretched out a last hope alpenstock
which luckily later caught him on his way .


Nothing it was evident could be done
And with the artist""s isolating eye
My great great grandmother hastily sketched the scene.
The sketch survives to prove the story by.


Year if you have no Mother""s day present planned
Reach back and bring me the firmness of her hand..

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