So desperate is the will forsaken
The soul in anguish waken
The lament of a living lie
The sound of your hue and cry
No longer can you conceal
The loss, the fear, the falsehood real
Hushed only by truth and God's love within
The search, the knowing, the absolved sin.
Rose Marie Raccioppi
Falsehood Real, Rose Marie Raccioppi, THE WIND AND THE WILLOW, Publish America, 2008.
Orpheus, 1775-1776, Antonio Canova, Italian Sculptor, 1757-1822, State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia