Saturday, March 7, 2009

This Old Chinese Kimono

This old Chinese kimono a gift of days long since past
With gentle comfort and light feel upon this body cast
Worn, torn and tattered in spots here, there and about
Discard me not I hear its many threads cry and shout
I welcome your body and the feel of its warmth and pride
I am ever ready to wrap you, though old, put me not aside.

Rose Marie Raccioppi

Kimono, Photograph, Collectible Clicks, ©Rose Marie Raccioppi, 2008.


  1. this is a great rhyme.
    i just wonder.. how do you get the words....
    so clean and mean........
    you are a great poet rosie...
    if you don't mind, may I know your age..

  2. In answer to your question regarding age ...

    Seven Decades

    I heed the purpose and the call
    And naught regret and befall
    Seven decades in life’s embrace
    Wonder, faith, fleeting doubt and fear to trace
    In reflection light ever known
    God’s love and guidance shown
    Blessed by the gift of sons so dear
    Love and new meaning in each growing year
    And so on this day ‘tis Spring to rejoice
    Life anew and abundance be the choice
    This my Birthday and I so decree
    Thank You for this celebration of me.

    March 28th - this year present...