Friday, February 13, 2009

Where Love Is Known, A Saint Valentine's Day Ode

Where love is known
And destiny makes its call
Now I want to take you away
Bring you to that place
Where there are no doubts
Where only conviction and faith preside
Where obstructions are but momentary
That place within my arms
Now I want to take you away
Bring you to that place
Where there are no doubts
Where you feel the vastness and closeness
Where an embrace holds and frees you
Where you live the beauty you are
Where love is known
And destiny makes its call.

Rose Marie Raccioppi


"The popular customs associated with Saint Valentine's Day undoubtedly had their origin in a conventional belief generally received in England and France during the Middle Ages, that on 14 February, i.e. half way through the second month of the year, the birds began to pair. Thus in Chaucer's Parliament of Foules we read:
For this was sent on Seynt Valentyne's day
Whan every foul cometh ther to choose his mate.
For this reason the day was looked upon as specially consecrated to lovers and as a proper occasion for writing love letters and sending lovers' tokens."*
* From:http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/15254a.htm


Georgia O’Keeffe', "Red, Yellow and Black Streak," 1924, oil on canvas, 39 3/8 x 31


3 comments:

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  2. First of all the picture you painted is amazing. For some reason it just mesmerized me. I saw a dual place of being. Through the bright red yellow and pink, I saw life as a passionate place hear on earth. The black signified the firmament that God gave us as a covering. Beyond that is eternity filled again with brightness and light. Absolutely beautiful display of color and emotion. Thank you.

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  3. I appreciate your descriptive interpretation. It is very much the music and the music is very much your response. Credit for the painting to Georgia O'Keeffe.

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