Saturday, February 21, 2009

Set Free

Held by illusion's grasp
Shackled in painful confine

Imprisoned in coveted care
Time, purpose, call and command

Set free the souls and hearts of man.

Rose Marie Raccioppi

Emancipation Monument in Lincoln Park
Washington, DC
Sculptor: Thomas Ball,
Modeled 1874. Cast 1875. Dedicated April 14, 1876.


  1. Hi Marie,
    If you don't mind I would like to ask you if that photo in your profile is really yours?
    I really liked that.... You are beautiful...

  2. Thank you for sharing my words. I am pleased that they have spoken to you - that is indeed the intention. And YES, what is posted is a recent photo of me. Your compliment is most appreciated.

    Best always,

    Rose Marie Raccioppi