Thursday, February 12, 2009

Passions Mine

Seduction and passion's plea
Longing and rapture in reverie
Fervor, spirit's luminous flame
Ablaze the soul calls its claim
Rueful reflection sounds its cry
Muse be summoned to answer why
Enfold yourself in the spark of creation
Now and eternal is all revelation
Brush stroke of color upon surfaces vast
Sculpture set by the artist to cast
Carving of stone with the hand divine
Drawing holding grace in shadow and line
The sounding heart and reaching hand
Music, music, echoes of God's command
Flaming heart of love and boundless fire
Know I of grace and incessant desire
Art, music, words in prose, words in rhyme
Playful musings of these passions mine.

Rose Marie Raccioppi

Baldassare Peruzzi, 1481-1537, a painter of frescoes in the Cappella San Giovanni in the Duomo of Siena, Muses Dancing with Apollo


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  3. Wonderful poetry and very good piece of information about Valentine's Day. Thank you very much!


  4. Aphrodite Speaks

    Robust beauty
    Of love
    I pray tell me

    Hast thou ever
    Felt the bite
    Of loves
    Own arrow

    And thought self
    Perchance cursed?

    Ancient wisdom
    Of love
    Perplex you

    Hex you
    With complexities
    Well versed

    Heart waxing
    With soul about to burst

    Silly humans
    What knowledge
    Have they of loves
    True glory

    The silent woe
    Of hearts sacred story

  5. Your words are heard deeply and with loving appreciation ...

    "The silent woe
    Of hearts sacred story"

    ...and so the silence is broken and the knowing joy is known...

  6. Thanks! Loved your post and remembered this bit of work from years past. Glad you enjoyed it.

  7. Yes, it so often that "a bit of work from years past" has a way of speaking to the present and assumes birth anew.