Literally, the persona of the poem is outside when some aspects of the nature around her, like violets and a blackbird, trigger a memory from her childhood.
Viognier can be a difficult grape to grow because it is prone to powdery mildew. It has low and unpredictable yields and should be picked only when fully ripe.
When picked too early, the grape fails to develop the full extent of its aromas and tastes.
When picked too late, the grape produces wine that is oily and lacks perfume. The wind tempers the Mediterranean climate of the region, and cools the vines down after the severe heat of summer. Although made from the same grape, the two strains produce distinctly different wines. Viognier vines start to hit their peak after 15—20 years.
Both California and Australia now have significant amounts of land devoted to the Viognier grape. There are also notable planting increases in areas of moderate climate such as Virginia 's Monticello AVA region. The decline of Viognier in France from its historic peak has much to do with the disastrous predations of the phylloxera insects from North America in Europe in the mid- and lateth century, followed by the abandonment of the vineyards due to the chaos of World War I.
Byonly about 30 acres 12 hectares of Viognier vines remained in France, and the variety was nearly extinct. Even as late as the mids, Viognier in France was endangered. Paralleling the growth of Viognier in the rest of the world, plantings in France have grown dramatically since then.
Since Viognier ripens earlier than Syrahthe grape is normally harvested separately and added to the Syrah during fermentation. One of the benefits of adding Viognier is that the process of co- pigmentation stabilizes the coloring of the red wine. Since the late s, plantings of Viognier in the United States and Canada have increased dramatically.
California's Central Coast is the leading producer with over 2, acres hectares of the grape planted. Californian Viogniers are noticeably higher in alcohol compared to other wines made from the grape.Gwen Harwood’s poetry explores the rejuvenating powers of memory, the inexorable nature of time and the adversity of advancing through various stages of human psychological development, particularly those experienced in childhood.
“The Violets” and “Father and Child” may be seen as 5/5(1). The violet is a motif throughout the poem and acts as a symbol for the binding and fusion of past and present. It acts as the trigger that transitions the persona from reality into her thoughts, just like the gull in At the Water’s Edge or Mozart’s music in Alter Ego.
At Mornington Nostalgia: • Like “The Violets” this poem is about Nostalgia, but this poem reconciles previous tensions between Loss and Love.
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Both “At Mornington” and “The Violets” explore the connection between past and present as well as Harwood’s quest for a form of self fulfilment and inner peace as an ideal spiritual state informed by past physical experiences.