Friday, May 1, 2009


I hear a voice beyond the words spoken
A voice speaking in the silence between each word read
The voice calls to my heart and the spirit is led
Beyond the walls that house us in the filled room
Beyond all color, line and form, beyond the breath
Beyond all present to a time that fills eternity
To a place vacant of need
To that place of silent being
To that place of silent being.

Rose Marie Raccioppi

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

Astronomy Picture of the Day, Pete Lawrence,


  1. The photograph is very evocative and the verse is a perfect accompaniment for it.

  2. lovely... lovely rhythms... and a pleasure to hear some silence~

  3. Indeed a beautiful way to start this month of May! Best to you dear Dave and Rene.

  4. Absolutely, a wonderful experience to hear in silence, the spirit beyond. Awesome poem. beautiful picture. Thanks.