"Two wrongs may not make a right but a thousand wrongs make a writer.”

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Allesandro of Albola

led us down the steps
into the cellar.
What the Tuscan sun began
the oak will finish.
In a separate room
racked bottles are covered in dust.
It protects them from light, he says.
He wishes to visit California
to learn more about wine.

This is a quadrille, a poem of exactly 44 words for dVerse and their prompt to celebrate wine and incorporate the word. I had no problem with this one! There is also a link there about the wine windows of Florence, invented during the bubonic plague and resurrected in  the pandemic. Allesandro gave us a private tour of the winery, (back when we could travel). He was very knowledgeable and we found it puzzling that he would want to move from the center of Tuscany to California to learn more about wine making.


David Bogomolny said...

Yvonne, this is a lovely little personal story - perfect for a quadrille!

Thanks for sharing.

David (ben Alexander)

Yvonne Osborne said...

Thank you!! Your comment made me remember to post my photo.

Melissa said...

Awesome poem Mom! That was such a wonderful experience we got to share and you've captured it perfectly here. xo

rogblog666 said...

i have always wanted to visit both florence and california. your poem makes me want to visit even more.

robkistner said...

Here’s to the wine, here’s to you Yvonne!

De Jackson said...

Oh! These lines are just so lovely:
"What the Tuscan sun began
the oak will finish."

Yvonne Osborne said...

Melissa, thanks! You, you need to check out my blog more often xoxoxo

Oh, you must if ever you get the chance. We were in Florence just before the pandemic hit so we considered ourselves extremely fortunate. Thanks.

Oh, well thanks and back at you!!

Linda Lee Lyberg said...

Wonderful story in 44 words!

Kim M. Russell said...

Your quadrille reminded me of my daughter's wedding, which was in Tuscany. I love the lines:
'What the Tuscan sun began
the oak will finish.'
I've also been told that dust protects the wine from light.

Merril D. Smith said...

What a lovely memory you've shared. I love visiting wineries and hearing winemakers explain their craft.

Liza said...

Lovely, as is the story behind it.

Yvonne Osborne said...

Thank you for a wonderful prompt and the story about the wine windows.

Thank you so much. A wedding in Tuscany....sigh.


I do too. They are so much fun. Thanks!

Lovely to see you! Thanks so much.

Helen said...

Be still my heart .... your poem resurrected wonderful memories of Tuscany and amazing wine! Only five years ago, seems like a lifetime.

Yvonne Osborne said...

Thanks so much! It was an amazing experience and while only two years ago, it, too, seems like a lifetime.