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A memory of

The Portuguese girl with an harmonious smile

Comes while listening to Rodrigo's de Aranjuez

Takes me back

To Paris 

And a longing for love

Love lived and lost

In smokey basements and on windy rooftops

Duets along the Seine

And walks alone in the rain

A time of courage and adventure, of hope

And of hurt, and wondering why

Now in age the filtering light provides only glimpses

But the heart knows truth

And with this melody brings forth

A smile to this face


Words April 2020 inspiration from listening to Rodrigo's de Aranjuez played by Jim Hall. Photo from a Knight Templar Castle in Portugal.

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