Thursday, April 9, 2009

Distinction Defied

Am I seen by my pain
Am I seen by my joy
Am I known by what I do
Am I known by what I feel
What am I to the beholder
Perceived by what lens
Colored by what filter
Known by what light
Image - Illusion
Illusion - Image
Distinction defied
Being Is and I Am
This moment of eternity
And transient is each judgment.

Rose Marie Raccioppi

Distinction Defied, Rose Marie Raccioppi, THE WIND AND THE WILLOW, Publish America, 2008.

Girl at Mirror, Norman Rockwell (1894-1978), 1954, The Saturday Evening Post, March 6, 1954 (cover) Oil on canvas, The Norman Rockwell Museum at Stockbridge (Massachusetts).