For Isabel

among 1940s beauties
in black and white film classics
elegance danced amidst yellow daffodils
and walked alongside her French-furried companions
grace dainty like edelweiss
now sparkles among stars

For Isabel Little, a longtime family friend, who recently passed away and was like a grandmother especially to cousins K. & M., who grew up in Connecticut, where I spent many summer vacations.  An exquisite jewel of a woman, b. 11.23.1917 - d. 02.04.2011.